Promoting the development of free and democratic labour movements in developing countries and thereby facilitating their sound social and economic development.
The Japanese Trade Union Confederation (JTUC) created this foundation in 1989 to promote international exchange and cooperation in industrial relations. In China, JILAF works through the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU).
JILAF invites trade union leaders from overseas for training in Japan and in 30years, more than 3,200 members from 129 countries and 3 territories have received such training. In 2004, JILAF hosted representatives from ACFTU, the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions, and the Hong Kong and Kowloon Trades Union Council. In May 2017 five delegates from the ACFTU attended thisprograme in order to study Japanese industrial relations as well as find solutions to those issues and challenges currently facing Japan that are shared by their own country.
JILAF provides support for educational and social development activities conducted locally by trade unions in developing countries. In 2001, as part of a field project in China, JILAF hosted seminars on labour-management relations under market economy in Chongqing and Nanning. Further projects have been developed since and in January 2017, JILAF, together with ACFTU, held industrial relations and labour policy seminars in Beijing and Nanjing in China to Chinese workers and managers.
JILAF gives assistance to enable young trade union leaders in developing countries to receive training abroad. In cooperation with related organisations, JILAF holds labour-related seminars and symposiums in Japan and other countries.