Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed Memorandum of Understanding with Directorate for Development of SMEs aiming at technical support of SMEs in Montenegro. Within this cooperation, JICA organized the seminar on SMEs Promotion Policy in Japan for Central and East European Countries. One of the participants was from Montenegro.

Main purpose of this seminar was practical understanding of principal doctrines and priority measures of small and medium enterprises in Japan.

Participants learnt about the role of SMEs in the Japanese economy, the historical background of policy formation, major legislations for public policies regarding SMEs, and various SME assistance programs etc. They had a chance to go on the field and observe successful SMEs and learn about their business philosophy, gain more practical knowledge and experience through trips to government offices, financial institutions and research institutes.

The additional lectures on Japanese language, history and lifestyle were very useful because this information contributed to us making a complete image about Japan. After finishing a seminar, participants received certificates for completing the course.