Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East (JCCME)

●Date of Foundation

October 20, 1973


The objective of JCCME is to contribute to the promotion of Japan’s cooperation in the areas of trade and investment in furtherance of industrial and economic development in the MENA region.
JCCME is active in 22 countries from Western Asia to North Africa, as shown below.

●Board of Councilors

11 members

●Board of Directors

  President   KODAIRA Nobuyuki (Former Director-General, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy at Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI))
  Representative Executive Director MANABE Takashi
  Managing Director TAMURA Mitsuo
  Other Directors 7 members
  Auditor KAWAGUCHI Osamu (Executive Director, Japan Petroleum Development Association)
  MIYACHI Masato (Member of the Board of Directors, Deputy President MUFG Bank, LTD)

●Head Office

Representative Executive Director
Managing Director (and Chief of the Secretariat)
Staff: Approx. 40 members

●Overseas Network・Japan Desk

■ JCCME Saudi Arabia (Riyadh HQ)
■ JCCME Saudi Arabia (Jeddah Japan Desk/Japan Water Desk)
■ JCCME Saudi Arabia (Dammam Japan Investment Desk)
■ UAE Japan Desk (Abu Dhabi)
■ Iraq Representative Office (Baghdad)
■ Tehran Office (Tehran, Iran)

●Operational Budget

The greater part of the budget to finance the JCCME's activities is provided by METI.