As a Non-Profit Association, and with the aim at expanding and deepening relations between Japan and Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, JAPOLAC provides a variety of services with accessible costs for members, companies and organizations. In this regard, JAPOLAC offers the following services:
To create awareness about different countries of LAC region, public seminars are organized in a variety of areas such as culture, history, geography, environment, economy, politics, education, and others.
Through business facilitation, JAPOLAC seeks to create and increase mutual trade and investment between small and medium size Japanese companies and their counterparts in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In this regard, JAPOLAC will carry out business seminars, business matching, business advisory, market research, product and services certification as well as preparation for trade fairs and communication support.
As we move well into the digital age, JAPOLAC pays great attention and supports the promotion of startups in the areas of Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence technologies in Japan and the LAC region.
JAPOLAC will also facilitate the registration of corporations and patent applications in Japan and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Program of University Internationalization
This program seeks to facilitate academic exchanges between universities of Japan and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), especially when the coronavirus pandemic has compelled universities around the world to reevaluate their teaching and research methods as well as to adopt digital tools in the teaching-learning process.
In addition, this program aims at offering short online courses for Japanese students in English to teach them different aspects of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, such as history, government, culture, geography, society, economy, environment, among others.
The program also seeks to develop interaction with students of LAC and encourage Japanese students to travel to the countries of the region to enrich their life experience.
The Association will serve as coordinator between universities of Japan and LAC, identifying and selecting those universities with the adequate infrastructure to operate in an international environment with various time zones.
In this connection, the Association will recommend universities from LAC that count on the following requirements:
- A safe and reliable technological platform to carry out online courses without interruption.
- Bilingual professors qualified to dictate English courses.
- An international office with qualified bilingual personnel and able to manage and follow up international communications.
- A good compliance record of academic schedules, especially when the teaching-learning process will happen in time zones with 12 to 15 hours of difference, requiring a high degree of punctuality and synchronization.
The Association will coordinate the programs from beginning to the end to ensure their success in a smooth and uninterrupted manner.
JAPOLAC also provides interpretation/translation services at very reasonable costs for companies and organizations interested in developing relations between Japan and LAC.
Consulting and Project Management
The JAPOLAC network also provides access to information in Japan and LAC region. It also can provide support in the preparation and management of projects designed by governments or any other organizations.
JAPOLAC supports and organizes the celebration of cultural events showcasing different aspects of LAC societies, including music, dance, gastronomy, sports and others.