International Leadership Programme conducted by NUSRI

42 Japanese entrepreneurs and senior executive officers from Japan, Singapore, and Thailand participated in the “Insights into China’s Culture, Economics and Politics for Japanese Business Leaders Programme” which was conducted by NUSRI from 16th to 20th July 2018. The opening ceremony of the programme was attended by Mr Kazuyuki Katayama, Consul General of the Consulate-General of Japan in Shanghai; Mr Yonezawa Norio, Consul of the Consulate-General of Japan in Shanghai; Prof. Xu Guo Qin, Director of NUSRI; Prof. Kotaro Tamura, Adjunct Professor of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of NUS; Mr Liew Seow Ngow, Deputy Director of NUSRI.

The training programme, with a theme of “Insights into China’s Culture, Economics and Politics”, was catered to Japanese entrepreneurs and senior executive officers. Trainees engaged in lectures and discussions with recognised academics and professionals, and representatives from governmental organisations; on socioeconomic and political issues. The course covered topics such as “Changes of Political Customs and Culture in China”, “Internet+ Era in China and Internet Thinking”, “Enterprises’ Innovation in China”, “Entrepreneurship Opportunities and Enterprise Management Challenges in the Era of Cloud Computing”, “Current Trend of Opening-up and Industrial Development”.

In addition, the programme also incorporates study tours to Yokogawa Electric (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Shanda Group to discover the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem in China and the region.

The five-day programme aims to improve the excellence in leadership of trainees from all walks of life and expand their business networking, thus promoting exchanges and collaborations on economics and culture between China and Japan. Leveraging on the excellence of NUS and Suzhou Industrial Park, NUSRI will offer more diverse programmes for governmental officials, entrepreneurs, and senior executive officers etc. in future.