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METI Minister Nishimura Visits Bangkok, Thailand

November 4, 2023

On Saturday, November 4, 2023, Mr. Nishimura Yasutoshi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, visited Bangkok, Thailand. In this country, where a new administration was launched in September 2023, Minister Nishimura exchanged views with H.E. Ms. Supamas Isarabhakdi, Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation. He also participated in Rock Thailand, a pitch event for startups and Thai conglomerates.

1. Meeting with Minister Supamas

Minister Nishimura held a meeting with Minister Supamas. The two sides exchanged views on such issues as fostering the industries of future leading players and the industrial human resources to support them, collaboration between companies in Japan and Thailand to create innovation, and the expansion of imports and consumption of Japanese marine products, and they confirmed that Japan and Thailand will intensify cooperation.

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2. Attending Rock Thailand #5

Minister Nishimura participated in Rock Thailand, a pitch event to provide business matching opportunities between Japanese startups and Thai conglomerates and delivered his opening remarks. Minister Nishimura stated that this event is a trailblazer for opportunities to create innovation and conveyed his desire for Japan and Thailand to forge innovation based on both countries’ robust economic ties, to contribute to solving social challenges in ASEAN economies and the rest of the world. Moreover, he exchanged views with representatives of the startups and other persons that took the stage at the event.

At the event, representatives of startups in a variety of fields, including manufacturing and AI, decarbonization, biotechnology, and digital transformation (DX), delivered pitch presentations, while those of corporate venture capitals (CVCs) owned by Thai state-run companies and conglomerates held a panel discussion to showcase new types of sought-after core technologies.

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