Year Joined: 1961

APO Director Kazuya Nashida Director-General, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
APO Alternate Director Takeshi Akamatsu Deputy Assistant Minister, Deputy Director-General, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
NPO Head Kazutaka Maeda President, Japan Productivity Center
APO Liaison Officer Nao Teranishi Project Officer, International Cooperation Department, Japan Productivity Center
Contact details International Cooperation Department, Japan Productivity Center (JPC)
2-13-12 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8643, Japan

    • 81-3-3511-4032
    • 81-3-3511-4018


Japan Productivity Center (JPC)
NPO Established: 1955

The Japan Productivity Center (JPC) is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization established in 1955 to promote the productivity movement in Japan under its Three Guiding Principles. The JPC, at the corporate level, works to implement the latest management systems based on cooperation between labor and management, introduce effective management renovation techniques, train human resources, and present public policy proposals for socioeconomic reform in Japan. As the only institution of its kind in Japan, the JPC is committed to making a significant contribution to socioeconomic development in Japan and throughout the world.

Our Mission, Creed, Vision, and Code of Conduct:


The main activities of the JPC are:

  • Special committees
  • Surveys and research for problem solving
  • Diverse educational programs for employees at all corporate levels and in all functions
  • Consultations and guidance on management and training of experts
  • Promotion of personnel exchanges and technology transfers at the international level
  • Media and publications to disseminate the productivity message and provide education on productivity
  • Supporting the development of information systems
  • Contributing to the creation of new social-labor policies and labor-management relations for a new era
  • Promotion of a comprehensive understanding of energy and the environment
  • Support for achieving competitive management
  • Promoting physical and mental well-being in the working population
  • Monthly workshops and free consultations for members



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