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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Sina [56th batch (2016 Autumn Forum)] [Malaysia]

Participating in 56th batch (2016 Autumn Forum)Malaysia

Voice before the participation

Eager anticipation and building enthusiasm bundles up as the upcoming IATSS Forum approaches.
The IATSS Forum is an excellent platform that offers opportunity to polish and improve leadership skills as well as learning from other participants from diverse backgrounds with different set of skills and talent. The coming of IATSS Forum should be the time for all participant to show solidarity, learn to embrace, respect our diversity and strengthen our commitment to build a bridge that unites instead of divide in order to strengthen our common cores.
I’m looking forward to broadening my perspective and deepen my knowledge of Japan’s fundamental modernized structure of development and management in addition to the current global issues in the region. With the interesting programs, seminars and stimulating discussions lined up by the IATSS Forum, I believe this will be an enriching and rewarding experience.
Over the past few decades, Japan has been a significant model of innovation and technological advancement, and I’m looking forward to learning and discovering more from the Japan’s experience at the IATSS Forum.
Last but not least, Japan is known for its beauty and distinguished culture and I’m excited to visit and experience Japan first hand and experience the ‘omotenashi’ that I have heard so much about.

Voice after the participation

Useful message or advice for the up-coming participants, like "do and don't during the IATSS Forum
Salam sejahtera. Greetings everyone.
The IATSS Forum is not the typical leadership program you would anticipate. You learn indirectly through sharing extensive knowledge of various topic and subject, partaking intellectual discussions and activities with other participant from diverse professional and education background which will bring out the creativeness in everyone, and thus, learn about leadership in such an interesting, unique and exciting way.
Learning from this forum should be like a KISS (Keep It Simple and Smart), thereby, you will learn to observe with your eyes, be aware of your actions, be it attitude or outlook, take the time to listen to others and most important of all, respect each other. I personally appreciate and love the teamwork and spirit of 56th batch!
In essence, come to Japan as a clean sheet of paper and trust me, at the end of 55 days, it will be a colorful painting which will be so valuable that even money can’t buy and leaves such a positive impact in your professional and personal life. Gambatte!