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Asia Occupational Safety and Health SAKURA Project

These days, the number of Japanese companies starting their operation in Asian region is prominently increasing. However, there are some cases where the lack of information and experiences leads to insufficient OSH in companies' overseas bases.
Therefore, JISHA conducts this project to prevent labor accidents and raise the safety awareness of the local employees by introducing know-how and experiences in OSH field, which have been built up in Japan for a long time, into OSH activities of Japanese affiliated companies.

Support Overview

JISHA provides a set of two types of support : One is 'OSH Basic Training in Japan' where OSH experts teach their know-how and experiences for preventing labor accidents, and the other is 'Follow-up Training in Vietnam' to support on-site OSH activities.

OSH Basic Training in Japan
JISHA aims to improve abilities of staff who are in charge of OSH management in Japanese overseas affiliated companies by teaching practical activities of industrial sites in Japan, such as OSHMS (Occupational Safety and Health Management System), Risk Assessment, Zero-Accident Activities, Health Promotion and 5S Activities.
Follow-up Training in Vietnam
JISHA dispatches an OSH expert to your workplace from Japan and provides advice and guidance for a few hours depending on the situation at job sites to promote on-site OSH activities.


OSH Basic Training in Japan
JISHA holds OSH Basic Training courses in Vietnamese in FY2023.
  • Schedule: December 4 - 9, 2023
  • Number of trainees admitted: Approx. 10 people (Basically, 1 trainee per company, acceptable 2 trainees depending on the application status)
  • Target companies: Japanese affiliated companies in Vietnam
  • Training Venue: JISHA, Tokyo, Japan
  • Application deadline: September 13, 2023
Follow-up Training in Vietnam
An OSH expert will be dispatched to the workplace of the local companies in Vietnam (a few hours for each job site). The expert will provide advice and guidance to promote on-site OSH activities.
  • Schedule: sometime from February to March in 2024
  • Target companies: Local companies in Vietnam that trainees who attended the abovementioned (1) OSH Basic Training in Japan belong to.

*The schedule will be coordinated individually with a contact person of the parent company in Japan.

*Target companies should be near Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi (about 2 hours by car from each city center). Please contact us if your company is in other areas.

Training requirements

Those who are eligible for OSH Basic Training in Japan should belong to Japanese overseas affiliated companies, mainly in the manufacturing industry, and fulfill all the conditions as follows:

Those who are recommended by representatives of companies belonging to
Those who have more than three years of work experiences in OSH or have equivalent expertise in OSH
Basically, those who are under 40 years old and have a will to continue working for the company they belong to even after participating in this project


OSH Basic Training in Japan
Companies or trainees themselves should bear such expenditures as round–trip travel expenses to Japan, hotel accommodations, charges for local travel (excluding site-visit) and meal expenses in Japan. JISHA covers training fee.
Follow-up Training in Vietnam
JISHA bears such expenditures as expert’s round–trip travel expense to Vietnam, hotel accommodations, meal expenses, interpretation fee, and fee for advice and guidance. Basically, the companies cover no cost.

How to apply

Please download the application form below and apply to JISHA via e-mail by the indicated deadline through a contact person at parent company in Japan.

After the applications are accepted, qualified trainees will be selected on the basis of training requirements. Its result will be informed to the contact person of their parent companies in Japan via e-mail by late September.

*Please note if there are many applicants, you may not be able to attend the trainings.
*If the coronavirus infection spreads worldwide again, this project may be canceled or held online.

Application Guidelines


Application Form

*Submit either Japanese application or English one.

Japanese ver.
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English ver.
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Project Guidebook for participants and participating companies

*Password will be notified to contact persons by the secretariat once the participants have been confirmed.

Measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Comments from the participating companies of this project.

Here are some of the comments from the participating companies of this project.

Regarding the first half of the project, "Basic Safety and Health Training in Japan
  • The motivation of our safety staff has clearly changed compared to before they were dispatched to Japan. It seems to have been a great stimulus for him and contributed greatly to his growth.
  • The program was very useful in raising the level of the participants and their motivation. After participating in the seminar, we saw a lot of behavior to promote safety activities on their own initiative.
  • The exchange with other companies and the sharing of examples of activities broadened our perspectives.
On-site follow-up training" in the latter half of the project
  • We keenly realized that dangers lurk in our usual routine" activities. 
  • The majority of occupational accidents occur in non-routine work, and I was able to recognize the need to strengthen KY at the workplace and the concept of preventing recurrence.
  • The third-party perspective not only made us aware of many things, but also motivated our safety staff by praising their good points.

For application and Inquiry

Contact : Ms.Takai, Mr.Sumi
International Affairs Division, Technical Support Department
5-35-2 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0014 JAPAN
TEL:+81-3-3452-6297 FAX:+81-3-5445-1774


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