Corporate Profile

Introducing IM Japan
Corporate Profile

Since its establishment in 1991, Public Interest Foundation International Manpower Development Organization (abbreviated as IM Japan) has continuously accepted outstanding technical interns selected by the governments of the sending countries, and has been working to promote the economic development of developing countries and the sound development of Japanese society and industry.

Corporate Data

Company name Public Interest Foundation International Manpower Development Organization, Japan
Establishment December 1991
President Hitoshi Kanamori
Headquarters location 7th Floor, Nihonbashi Horidomecho 2-chome Building, 2-4-3 Nihonbashi Horidomecho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Main telephone number 03-5645-5621
Offices 15 domestic branch offices, 5 overseas representative offices
Number of employees 318 (as of April 2021)
Philosophy
  1. We will contribute to the sound development of Japanese society and industry through the development of human resources.
  2. We will contribute to the economic development of developing countries through the development of human resources.
Purpose To contribute to the economic development of developing countries, the promotion of international mutual understanding, and the sound development of Japan's society and industry by training human resources from developing countries as well as providing support for companies wishing to expand their business into developing countries.
Main business activities
  • Accepting technical interns from developing countries, and providing free employment placement services relating to those acceptances
  • Research and support for companies entering developing countries
  • Youth friendship exchange program with developing countries

History

1991 December Established as the Association for International Manpower Development of Medium and Small Enterprises, Japan, with the permission of the Minister of Labor
1992 December Concluded an agreement for trainee acceptance with the Indonesian government
1993 May Visit of the first technical interns from Indonesia to Japan
1999 February Total number of accepted technical interns: 10,000
1999 April Concluded an agreement for trainee acceptance with the Thai government
2000 April Accepting from Thailand started
2005 October Concluded an agreement for trainee acceptance with the Vietnamese government
2006 January Accepting from Vietnam started
2008 July Total number of accepted technical interns: 30,000
2011 April Authorized as a public-interest corporation and renamed to Public Interest Foundation International Manpower Development Organization, Japan
2015 January Kasukabe Training Center opened
2016 October Kasukabe Training Center Building No. 2 opened
2017 March Concluded an agreement for technical intern acceptance with the Bangladesh government.
July Concluded an agreement for technical intern acceptance with the Sri Lankan government
August Visit of the first technical interns from Bangladesh to Japan
November Authorized by Organization for Technical Intern Training as a general supervision business licensed organization
2018 March Total number of accepted technical interns: 50,000
May Visit of the first technical interns from Sri Lanka to Japan
2020 March Total number of accepted technical interns: 59,166
Hitoshi Kanamori appointed as new president

Organizational Structure and Network