The program aims to strengthen cooperation and exchange between Japan and 5 South American countries (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Peru) in the agricultural or food sector, promoting the training of the young generation and the creation of agribusiness with Japanese companies.
Currently, about 2.1 million Japanese descendants live in Latin American countries. In recent years, the representation of the Nikkei society has been transferred from the second generation (Nisei) to the third generation (Sansei). Although the identity of the descendants has been diluted over time and with this concern to weaken the bonds of solidarity between peoples, there is a great interest in young descendants in the technological areas and advanced industries of Japan.
On the other hand, mainly Brazil, where about 1.9 million descendants reside, is a major producer of cereals and very important for Japan in terms of the import of food. Therefore, it is necessary to build an even better partnership between these two countries, mainly in Japan's food security.
①The Nikkei farmers empowerment meeting will be held to strengthen cooperation between organizations with Nikkei agricultural organizations, including Nikkei farmers who do not belong to the same organization and Nikkei people in the food industry.
②In addition to the Nikkei farmers empowerment meeting, there will be a Conference and Exchange aimed at young farmers.
①Conduct training on value-added and 6th industrialization initiatives for young farmers and women from Nikkei agricultural cooperatives.
②Japanese specialists will visit South America, and provide seminars about farming technologies, etc. Also, conduct inspections of advanced agricultural areas.
①In collaboration with provinces where it has close ties with Kenjinkai from South America, business meeting will be held between young farmers and public companies/organizations.
Japanese companies will be sent to South America to hold business seminars.
Projects which aims to strengthen the agricultural and food industrial cooperation between Japan and South America and to expand the Japanese food industry into South America, through the training of the young generation of 5 South American countries (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Peru) and the creation of agribusiness with Japanese local companies were conducted.
Projects which aim to strengthen the agricultural and food industrial cooperation between Japan and South America and to expand the Japanese food industry into South America, through the training of the young generation of 4 South American countries and the creation of agribusiness with Japanese local companies were conducted.
Projects which aim to develop the Japanese food industry, by strengthening the cooperation of Japanese Nikkei farmers from 4 South American Countries, providing technical seminars, and holding meetings to create new agribusiness were conducted.
Projects which aim to maintain and develop good agricultural exchange relationship with Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Bolivia, along with focusing on strengthening cooperation between Nikkei organizations such as cooperatives in major migration-related countries like Brazil and promoting technical exchanges to foster leaders of the authorized person such as Nikkei agricultural cooperatives were carried out.
Projects which aim to maintain the system for stabilizing food supply in cooperation with Nikkei agricultural cooperatives to prepare for unforeseen circumstances, along with creating agribusiness through collaboration between Japanese agricultural cooperatives and Nikkei agricultural cooperatives in 4 Latin American countries to revitalize the region were carried out.
The offices are located in Tokyo and São Paulo, and overseas projects have been carried out in Brazil and other South American countries for many years. Exchange projects with Nikkei farmers have been held since 2011 and a wide network with Nikkei organizations in South America were established. The projects will address strengthening collaboration between Nikkei society in South America and Japan, to train human resources for Nikkei farmers, as well as to create businesses.