July 22, 2022
Joint Press Release with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Today, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI); the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and others in the business community; and JETRO held the first meeting of the Study Group on ASEAN-Japan Business Co-Creation Vision Development in order to discuss the future of ASEAN-Japan economic relations.
Today, METI, the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and others in the business community, and JETRO held the first meeting of the study group formed for the development of the ASEAN-Japan Business Co-Creation Vision (hereinafter the "Vision"), in which the group members exchanged opinions. This Vision will look ahead to the future and indicate trends in the new era of ASEAN and Japan's economic relations. It is being created to commemorate the 50th anniversary of friendship and cooperation between ASEAN and Japan, coming in 2023.
This study group will conduct interviews with Japanese and ASEAN business leaders and those involved with start-ups, industrial human resource development institutions, and academia in these regions in order to gather an array of opinions. It will also collect insights from ASEAN economic associations and deepen discussions with the end goal of putting together the Vision.
2. Main participants (in Japanese syllabary order)
AIZAWA Nobuhiro, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Global Society, Kyushu University
SAWADA Yasuyuki, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo
SHIMIZU Shinichiro, ASEAN-Japan Business Council, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
(Chair) SHIRAISHI Takashi, Chancellor, Prefectural University of Kumamoto
TAKEHARA Reiji, International Cooperation Bureau Director, Keidanren
HIRAKO Yuji, Asia Project Team Chairman, Japan Association of Corporate Executives
(Chief Examiner) WATANABE Tetsuya, Special Advisor to the Minister, METI; Vice President, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry
Asia and Pacific Division, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Asia and Oceania Division, Overseas Research Department, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
3. Related materialsPlease refer to JETRO's dedicated website for these as they will be posted there.
[*] List of posted materials
(1) Summary of the minutesThese will be posted on JETRO's dedicated website later.
Information on the Establishment of the Study Group on ASEAN-Japan Business Co-Creation Vision Development (Draft)
(Topic notes) Key Concepts for Developing the ASEAN-Japan Business Co-Creation Vision
Future Steps for the ASEAN-Japan Business Co-Creation Vision Development Project (Draft)