May 30, 2022
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is working with JETRO, as well as the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and others in the business community, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of friendship and cooperation between ASEAN and Japan in 2023 by launching a project to jointly develop the ASEAN-Japan Business Co-Creation Vision (tentative name).
2023 marks the 50th anniversary of friendship and cooperation between ASEAN and Japan. ASEAN and Japan’s economic relationship has changed significantly over these past 50 years. Moving forward, in view of post-COVID-19 growth, ASEAN and Japan must co-create innovations that will help solve social issues and continue to lead sustainable economies and societies.
During the opening remarks today at ASEAN-Japan Business Week 2022, METI Minister Hagiuda announced the plan to develop the ASEAN-Japan Business Co-Creation Vision (tentative name) to serve as the direction in which ASEAN and Japan—as co-creation partners for the future—should take their economic cooperation in. METI will push this development project forward in conjunction with the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, others in the business community, and JETRO.
During the aforementioned opening remarks, Mr. Mimura Akio of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry also said that he hopes to work together with all participants in looking toward the next 50 years and creating a vision for a better future for both ASEAN and Japan.
As part of this project, there are plans to hold symposiums and seminars to discuss the future direction of ASEAN and Japan’s economic cooperation and put together a study group for the vision, which will include experts.
Details on this project will be announced at a later date.