November 5, 2021
The annual EU-Japan Business Roundtable was held online on November 4 (Thu.). It was attended by Mr. Iwata Kazuchika, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Mr. Iwata Kazuchika, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, attended the annual EU-Japan Business Roundtable, a meeting in which industry players from Japan and the EU offer recommendations to both governments.
Many representatives from the public and private sectors in both Japan and the EU participated. These included Mr. Sakuyama Masaki, Senior Corporate Advisor, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (the chair on the Japan side); Mr. Philippe Wahl, Chairman and CEO, Le Groupe La Poste (France) (the chair on the EU side); and Mr. Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for the Internal Market. Parliamentary Vice-Minister Iwata spoke in the meeting about issues including the importance of cooperation between Japan and the EU regarding the digital fields, climate change, and the Indo-Pacific region.
The meeting's green session was also attended by Mr. Hirose Naoshi, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, who spoke about Japan's efforts and stated that it will continue to work toward further cooperation between Japan and the EU.
Division in Charge
Europe Division, Trade Policy Bureau