21-22 November 2011: 30th JAMECA-MAJECA Joint Conference in Tokyo, Japan/Malaysia Seminar in Tokyo, Japan/Visit to Yokohama City

Discussion topics during the Joint Conference were:

  • Recovery of the Supply Chain from Great East Japan Earthquake & Priority Business Areas by METI, Japan
  • Malaysian Economic Scenario & Progress of the Malaysian Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) by MITI, Malaysia
  • Malaysia as an Islamic Financial Hub by Bank Negara Malaysia
  • Possibilities of Japan-Malaysia Cooperation in Islamic Finance by Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ
  • Malaysian Business Environment, Now and Future by JACTIM
  • The Preferred Destination for Healthcare Travel (a Hidden Jewel) by Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council
  • Human Resources Development through Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) by MOFA, Japan
  • Urban Development & Environmental Technology – Smart Community Project by Toshiba
  • Smart City Development in Selangor by Mayor of Shah Alam
  • Smart City Development in Cyberjaya by Setia Haruman Sdn Bhd

Discussion topics during the Malaysia Seminar were:

    • Investment Environment in Malaysia by Malaysian Industrial Development Authority
    • Invest in Selangor by State Minister of Investment, Industries and Trade of Selangor
    • Smart & Sustainable Development: Medini Iskandar Malaysia by Iskandar Investment Berhad
    • Japanese Investment in Malaysia by Lion Corporation

During the visit to Yokohama, a lecture was held at the Yokohama City Hall entitled “Smart City Project in Yokohama”, outlining the Yokohama smart city project in cooperation with five other companies.

A tour to the local Eco-Facility was also held, where among the features shown were the solar-powered pavement & wind-generating house. There was also a visit to the Nissan Global HQ, where participants viewed the Electric Vehicle Testing Center & the eco-friendly company building.

3-4 November 2011: 37th AJBM Conference in Yangon, Myanmar

The theme of the conference was “Empowering ASEAN-Japan Economic Partnership in the Changing Setting of the Global Economy”.

Discussion topics during the conference were:

1. Security and Risk Management as a Basis for Sustainable Growth:

  • ASEAN and Japan after “3.11”, changing behavior of the Japanese industry (Japan +1)/construction and management of risk-resilient supply chain.
  • Recent developments in the global financial and capital markets and counter measure for the region
  • Review of the AEC blueprint (2011-2012); evaluation of its development, risks and remaining issues.

2. Future Energy Architecture and Co-operation in Asia:

  • Energy strategy and recent developments, attempts and vision in the energy policy as a country and a sub-region.
  • Complementarity among ASEAN countries and Japan for prosperity.

3. Human Resource Development, Exchange and Management

  • Measures to be taken to realize free flow of human resources within the region (EPAs & ASEAN MRA)
  • Greater exchange of human resources and cross-border development of business (supply chain management and human resources, training in the international backdrop)
  • Corporate management to fully utilize human resources and achieve higher productivity.

29 September 2011: The Second Asian Business Summit in Tokyo, Japan, hosted by Keidanren

Discussion topics during the summit were:

1. Towards the Development of the Asian Economy:

  • Overview of the Asian Economy.
  • Regional Integration and Roadmap Towards FTAAP
  • Energy, Environment and Disaster Response

2. Private Initiative towards Growth Strategies

  • Innovation and Technology
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Financial Co-operation in Asia

25 November 2010: 29th MAJECA-JAMECA Joint Conference in Kuala Lumpur

MAJECA hosted the 29th Joint Conference at the Prince Hotel & Resorts in Kuala Lumpur.

The focus of the Joint Conference was on Malaysia’s Economic Transformation Programme and the business opportunities arising therefrom. YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, MITI Minister officiated at the 29th Joint Conference, delivering the Keynote Address on “New Economic Model: Its Implementation & Opportunities for Investments” followed by a dialogue session with participants.

There were 66 Japanese participants, led by JAMECA President, Mr Mikio Sasaki, and approximately 50 Malaysian participants.
The Chief Executive Officer of PEMANDU, YB Senator Dato’ Seri Idris Jala and his team from the various National Key Economic Areas (NKEA) made presentations of selected sectors that interested the Japanese, i.e.:

  • Business Services
  • Communications Content & Infrastructure
  • Oil, Gas and Energy
  • Electronics & Electrical
  • Tourism

YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Dr Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, Chairman of Energy Commission of Malaysia presented on Outlook for Malaysia’s Power Sector”.

Speakers from Japan made presentations on the following topics:

    • Overview of Nuclear Energy & Japanese Technology by Hitachi, Ltd
    • Overview of Smart Grid Energy & Renewable Energy by Toshiba Corporation
    • Future Opportunity of Electrical & Electronics Industry in Malaysia by Sony EMCS Malaysia
    • Financial Service in Malaysia by Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd
    • Tourism between Japan and Malaysia by Japan Airlines

6-8 October 2010: ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting (AJBM)

The 36th AJBM was hosted by Japan’s Keizai Doyukai in Tokyo.  The AJBM is held annually, with ASEAN member nations and Japan taking turns to host the meeting.  The Secretariat for AJBM is held by Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives).  The last AJBM held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2009 was the 35th meeting.

20 April 2010: Roundtable Meeting (RTM)

JAMECA and MAJECA organized a Roundtable Meeting (RTM) during the Tokyo visit of the Malaysian Prime Minister, YAB Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Haji Tun Abdul Razak.  The RTM was attended by top Japanese businessmen and industrialists. The Prime Minister held an active dialogue with the Japanese businessmen, answering a host of questions raised.

6-8 October 2010: ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting (AJBM)

MAJECA hosted the 36th iteration of the Malaysian National Committee for the ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting (AJBM).

The AJBM is held annually, with ASEAN member nations and Japan taking turns to host the meeting. The Secretariat for AJBM is held by Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives). The previous AJBM was held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

25 November 2010: 29th MAJECA-JAMECA Joint Conference in Kuala Lumpur

MAJECA hosted the 29th Joint Conference at the Prince Hotel & Resorts in Kuala Lumpur.

The focus of the Joint Conference was on Malaysia’s Economic Transformation Programme and the business opportunities arising therefrom. YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, MITI Minister officiated at the 29th Joint Conference, delivering the Keynote Address on “New Economic Model: Its Implementation & Opportunities for Investments” followed by a dialogue session with participants.

There were 66 Japanese participants, led by JAMECA President, Mr Mikio Sasaki, and approximately 50 Malaysian participants.
The Chief Executive Officer of PEMANDU, YB Senator Dato’ Seri Idris Jala and his team from the various National Key Economic Areas (NKEA) made presentations of selected sectors that interested the Japanese, i.e.:

  • Business Services
  • Communications Content & Infrastructure
  • Oil, Gas and Energy
  • Electronics & Electrical
  • Tourism

YBhg Tan Sri Datuk Dr Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, Chairman of Energy Commission of Malaysia presented on Outlook for Malaysia’s Power Sector”.

Speakers from Japan made presentations on the following topics:

  • Overview of Nuclear Energy & Japanese Technology by Hitachi, Ltd
  • Overview of Smart Grid Energy & Renewable Energy by Toshiba Corporation
  • Future Opportunity of Electrical & Electronics Industry in Malaysia by Sony EMCS Malaysia
  • Financial Service in Malaysia by Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd
  • Tourism between Japan and Malaysia by Japan Airlines

15 March 2010: Asian Business Summit

The President of MAJECA participated in the inaugural Asian Business Summit, hosted by Nippon Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) and held in Tokyo with the theme “Building Global Prosperity through Sustainable Asian Growth”. The summit was well-attended by top executives from thirteen (13) apex business organizations of eleven (11) Asian countries.

Keidanren is a comprehensive economic organization formed in May 2002 by the amalgamation of Keidanren (Japan Federation of Economic Organizations) and Nikkeiren (Japan Federation of Employers’ Associations). Its membership of 1,603 comprises 1,281 companies, 127 industrial associations and 47 regional economic organizations (as of June 15, 2011).

Its mission is to accelerate growth of the Japanese and global economy, and to strengthen the corporations to create value and transform the Japanese economy into something sustainable and driven by the private sector, made through reinforcement of the idea of individuals and local communities.

Keidanren also attempts to resolve international problems and to deepen economic relations with other countries through policy dialogue with governments, business groups and concerned international organizations.

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