ARI is one of the three sub divisions of the Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnership (AOTS). The other two are AOTS Scholarship Training Programs division and the New Global Cooperation division (NGC) conducting fully funded programmes.
HRI was founded in April 2013 with the objective of promoting economic/technical/commercial exchange as well as friendly relations between developing countries and Japan.
The services offered by ARI are three fold
Information delivery to Japanese trade partners and interested overseas inquirers via cloud computing using data bases in Japan and in developing countries.
Research of Japanese organisations at the request of AOTS Alumni Associations and
Business Exchange Promotion between Japan and developing countries through the requests made by AOTS Alumni Associations.
The Need for ARI
Recent technology-based globalisation has accelerated the flow of people, goods, money, information, technologies, companies etc.
However, human-nature-based cultural differences and language become the most crucial factors acting as invisible barriers that hinder the crisscrossing flows of interaction in the global community.
ARI will strive to minimise such barriers as much as possible, so as to further speed up the economic growth of developing countries and global understanding which is essential for world peace and well-balanced sustainable development.
With this end in mind, ARI has launched a self-financed scheme known as “The Global Interface Japan” in cooperation with AOTS Alumni Associations around the world.
ARI provides unique and firsthand-based services in collaboration with the 71 alumni societies’ network in 43 countries, and also in alliance with Japanese media group and Market Research Company.
How ARI Functions
Project themes are determined by mutual discussion between AOTS and alumni societies in conjunction with the ARI’s Global Interface Japan (GIJ) projects.
Projects are identified with high business prospects and practicality by assessing the resources and needs of alumni societies.
Formulate practical projects in consultation with interested Alumni Associations while presenting a new relationship between AOTS and the associations in the hope of further collaboration.
Make a prior study of practical business models through pre-meeting discussions on the ARI’s plans and the needs and resources of alumni societies.
Perform presentations of joint projects of the ARI and of each Alumni Association and exchange of thoughts.
Those desirous of utilizing ARI’s facilities are welcome to contact the Administrative Secretary of JASTECA.
Japan Sri Lanka Technical And Cultural Association No 4, Bala Tampoe Lane (22nd Lane), Colombo 03, Sri Lanka.