The Cancellation of the IATSS Forum Spring Batch (May to July 2020)

We regret to announce that the 63rd IATSS Forum, scheduled from May to July 2020, has been canceled for the following reasons.

  1. The number of COVID-19 infections in Japan still continues to increase at this moment, and it seems that this trend may continue for a while.
  2. Under these uncertain circumstances, we cannot guarantee a safe and healthy environment for participants and people concerned at the IATSS Forum.
  3. Travel to Japan may be restricted by the governments of respective countries.
  4. Upon the completion of the program in Japan, there is a risk of traveling restrictions back to respective countries from Japan. Even if participants are able to go back to their respective countries, they may be requested to engage in self-isolation for 14 days.


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Tickgate [56th batch (2016 Autumn Forum)] [Laos]

Participating in 56th batch (2016 Autumn Forum)Laos

Voice before the participation

Sabaidee (Hello) everyone, my name is Pakaiphet Chansavang, my friend always call me “Tickgate” from Vientiane Capital, Lao. PDR, the day that I’ve heard that I got IATSS scholarship, I was very excited to receive the great opportunity to meet the young professional leadership from many countries in ASEAN and this was my first time to visit the wonderful country like Japan. In addition this, Japan is country where unique of culture, ancestor and amazed people.
The most significant reason that I expected from this Forum is to share the idea, exchange the experience, thinking and learning together with all of them. More than that, spend life time of 55 days learn to know, help each other and be come close friend as well as be a family.

Hopefully IATSS Program will be treasured forever in my life; I will meet more friends from ASEAN countries as well as Japanese who will be warmly host and leading the exchanges
Last but not least, I strongly believe in learning through experience with my high expectation and motivation to refine my leadership qualities, how to contribute ability of teamwork and capabilities to apply toward my current work and country

Voice after the participation

1. What you have done so far to make your society better since you returned from Japan.

Because Laos is the least developed country in the ASEAN, there are many good things I was able to learn from Japan, especially the valuable culture as well as society that I have never seen before. In order to make use of my experiences gained from the IATSS Forum, I am planning to join and to be a part of International IATSS alumni meeting which will be held on Dec, 2018 together with other people. In addition to this, I have already given a brief presentation on the IATSS Forum’s program to my colleagues at office, in order to let them know the importance of sustainable community as well as the main factor of its theme. During my presentation, I mentioned the significant point of studying in this program such as working as a team as well as the meaning and importance of time at the IATSS Forum, including punctuality and following a plan.

2. Useful message or advice for the up-coming participants, like "do and don't during the IATSS Forum".
 Time management is very important and to you must be on time for seminars
 Team work and pay attention
 Follow the Japanese rules
 Prepare your homework and be ready together with information supported.
 Please bow. It is very important in Japan
 Take your country's food/snackswith you, such as dry food and spicy food and some vitamins, for yourself to eat.

 Don’t get up late
 Don't disturb IATSS’s staff while they are speaking
 Don’t break the rule or do something out of the rule
 Don’t be shy to do something new in Japan especially Onsen
 Don’t be afraid to say “sorry”when you make mistakes