Japan-Malaysia Public-Private Industrial Policy Dialogue Held

April 3, 2023

On April 3, the Japan-Malaysia Public-Private Industrial Policy Dialogue was held in Malaysia to discuss methods of promoting initiatives by the public and private sectors of Japan and Malaysia, building on the concept of the Asia-Japan Investing for the Future Initiative  (AJIF).

This dialogue was established following the meeting between the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan and the Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia in May 2022.

As part of efforts to materialize the AJIF, which was announced in January 2022, at this meeting, supply chain resilience, utilization of digital technology in specific industrial fields (healthcare, agriculture, etc.), and avenues of cooperation between the two countries to promote start-ups were discussed. In addition, there was a report on the progress of the two countries’ efforts under the MOC on cooperation in the aircraft industry.

As a result of the discussions, both sides agreed to strengthen their efforts toward supply chain resilience, collaboration between companies of both countries utilizing digital technology, and promotion of startups.


Japanese side
  • Mr. Kiriyama Nobuo, Deputy Director-General for Trade Policy, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Co-Chair)

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), The Japanese Chamber of Trade and Industry, Malaysia (JACTIM), Resonac Corporation, KONICA MINOLTA, INC., Sumitomo Corporation, Olympus Corporation, Polar Star Space Co., Ltd., funlead corp., SmartDrive Inc., Liberaware Co.,Ltd., and others.

Malaysia side
  • Datuk Hanafi Sakri, Deputy Secretary General (Industry), Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Co-Chair)

Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM), Association of Private Hospitals Malaysia (APHM), National Aerospace Industry Coordinating Office (NAICO), STMicroelectronics, REDtone Group’s REDtone IoT & REDtone Smart Farming Business, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) Sdn. Bhd., Sunway, and others.