History of JTECS and TPA and TNI -Japan-Thailand Economic Cooperation Society-

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1970   A new cooperation scheme was discussed by Japanese Government (Ministry of International Trade and Industry, MITI) and private sectors to build closer friendship between Thailand and Japan in spite of the anti-Japanese atmosphere in Thailand.
1971 Mr. Goichi Hozumi, head of The Asian Students Cultural Association (ASCA) and The Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) visited Thailand to listen to the opinions of Thai alumni members and local industrial circles and to understand the wishes of Thai people. Based on his findings, the following ideas were accepted by MITI and Japanese industrial circlesG
  1. An organization (JTECS) shall be established in Japan with contributions of the private circles under the coordination of the Japan-Thailand Trade & Economic Committee of Keidanren (Japan Federation of Economic Organizations), and the subsidy of Japanese government may be expected.
  2. The Japanese-side may support financially through JTECS, at the earlier stages, to the activities of a private association in Thailand until the association (TPA) becomes a self-supporting organization in the future. All the policy-making and the administration shall be managed by the Thai people.
  3. The communication channel of both sides, Japan and Thailand, shall be united to the JTECS=TPA in order to avoid any confusion.
1972 Japan-Thailand Economic Cooperation Society (JTECS) was established in Japan.
1973 Technology Promotion Association (Thailand-Japan) (TPA) was established in Thailand and started technical training courses, seminars, publication of technical books and journals, and language classes both in Japanese and Thai at U Chu Liang Building in Bangkok.
1975 TPAfs own building was built in Sukhumvit Soi 29, Bangkok.
1981 TPA was mentioned in the Thai Government's fifth five-year national economic and social development plan as a successful case of educational institution for technical manpower.
1987 JTECS was praised by the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs at the centennial ceremony after the conclusion of a treaty of amity between Japan and Thailand.
1997 Technology Promotion Institute (TPI) was established in Pattanakarn Soi 18, Bangkok.
JTECS held the 25th anniversary symposium in Tokyo.
1999 TPA started SME consultants (shindan-shi) training program commissioned by Thai Government.
2000 TPA started IT projects.
2003 TPA held the 30th Anniversary Symposium.
JTECS published 30th Anniversary Book.
JTECS terminated the METI-funded cooperation project for TPA.
JTECS started Human Resources Development Program for Upgrading Industrial Structure of ASEAN countries, entrusted by METI to be implemented in Thailand in cooperation with TPA.
JTECS was entrusted by METI to implement a Survey Project on the Transferable Possibilities of TPA's Experiences to neighboring countries.
2005 Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology (TNI) Project started.
2007 Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology (TNI) opened.
2011 First graduates from the Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology (TNI).
2012 The 40th Anniversary Symposium of JTECS held in Bangkok.
JTECS conducted some parts of the JICA's Study on the Private-Sector-Partnership in Industrial Development Projects under the coordination of IDCJ.
2013 The Prime Minister Mr. Shinzo Abe, the Honorary Advisor of JTECS, visited TNI (January).
JTECS was re-organized as a General Incorporated Association in accordance with the new Public Interest Corporation Law of the Japanese Government (April).
JTECS was entrusted by METI to conduct the various projects under the Training Program for Improving the Business Environment related to Trade and Investment.iPrograms: Held the Third Country Training Program in Thailand, Training Program in Japan and Internship program in Japan, dispatch of Japanese expert in Myanmarj
TPA was awarded the Japan Foundation Awards 2013 (October).
 2014 JTECS was entrusted by METI to conduct the various projects under the Training Program for Improving the Business Environment related to Trade and Investment.
 2015 JTECS was entrusted by METI to conduct the various projects under the Training Program for Improving the Business Environment related to Trade and Investment.

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