MAJECA Networking Lunch with Ambassador of Japan and top officials from JACTIM and JETRO on 17 September 2019

President of MAJECA, Tan Sri Azman Hashim hosted a working lunch for H.E. Dr. Makio Miyagawa, Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia and top officials from The Japanese Chamber of Trade & Industry, Malaysia (JACTIM) and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) on 17 September 2019.

(left to right) H.E. Dr. Makio Miyagawa, Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia, Tan Sri Azman Hashim, President of MAJECA and Mr Daiji Kojima, Vice President, Chairman of Management Affair Committee of JACTIM & Managing Director & CEO, Country Chairman of Mitsui Co (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

 

The luncheon was held in the spirit of broadening the dialogue and communications channels, building closer rapport and improving institutional relationship.

There was general consensus that there was a need to intensify dialogue with/from all angles.  MAJECA offered to be a conduit to assist, facilitate and expedite the entry process of Japanese investments into Malaysia.

JACTIM and JETRO offered their services to work closer with MAJECA on issues where our respective objectives align.

Given the swift changes in the business arena resulting from the advancement of the internet enabled technologies, and digitalisation all parties agreed that there was an  urgency to invite and enlist the younger generation with the new-age skill sets and businesses to come on board MAJECA.

There are also increasing trends of Malaysian investments into Japan and MAJECA is keen to welcome these into its membership.

MAJECA is grateful to H.E. Ambassador of Japan and top officials from JACTIM and JETRO for making time to have lunch with MAJECA’s President and senior Executive members.

(left to right) Mr Kazutaka Nakagawa, 2nd Secretary, Embassy of Japan, Mr Wataru Oba, Vice President & Chairman of Administrative Committee, JACTIM & General Manager of Sumitomo Corporation Asia & Oceania Pte. Ltd. , Mr Genichi Ichikawa, Vice President JACTIM & General Manager of Mitsubishi Corporation, Tan Sri Azman Hashim, President of MAJECA, H.E. Dr. Makio Miyagawa, Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia, Datuk Seri Mohamed Iqbal, Vice President MAJECA, Mr Daiji Kojima, Vice President & Chairman of Management Affair Committee of JACTIM & Managing Director & CEO, Country Chairman of Mitsui Co. (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Datuk Md Taib Abdul Hamid, Vice President MAJECA and Ms Mai Onozawa, Managing Director, JETRO

 

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36th JAMECA-MAJECA Joint Conference on 6 November 2018 in Tokyo, Japan


JAMECA hosted the 36th JAMECA-MAJECA Joint Conference on 6 November 2018 at the Tokyo Prince Hotel, Japan.  JETRO was a co-organiser of this event.


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There were approximately 600 participants, with 82 Malaysian participants.  The Guest-of-Honour was YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia.  The Malaysian Prime Minister was accompanied by Malaysian Ambassador to Japan, H.E. Datuk Ahmad Izlan Idris, YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin bin Ali, Minister of Economic Affairs, YB Dato’ Saifuddin bin Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs and YB Ignatius Darell Leiking, Minister of International Trade & Industry.

Programme

Theme:

“JAMECA and MAJECA – Moving towards a Renewed Japan-Malaysia Collaboration for the Digital Economy”

Time & Date:

13:00-17:15, Tuesday, 6 November, 2018

Venue:

Ho-o-no Ma, Tokyo Prince Hotel (3-3-1 Shiba-koen, Minato-ku Tokyo)

Organisers:

·         Japan-Malaysia Economic Association (JAMECA),

·         Malaysia- Japan Economic Association (MAJECA),

·         Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Supported by:

·         Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI),

·         Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI),

·         ASEAN-JAPAN Centre

Language:

Japanese-English Simultaneous Interpretation

Schedule
12:15-13:00

Registration

13:00-13:10 Opening Ceremony

Opening remarks

·         Mr Mikio Sasaki, President of JAMECA

·         Tan Sri Azman Hashim, President of MAJECA

Mr Mikio Sasaki

Tan Sri Azman Hashim

13:10-14:35 Plenary Session 1

Japan-Malaysia Collaboration towards Building a Strong Digital Innovation Ecosystem

13:10-13:20

“Landscape of the Digital Economy in Malaysia” by

Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, CEO, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

13:20-14:35

Panel Discussion

Moderator:     Dr. Yuri Sato, Executive Vice Director, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Panelists:

·         Datuk Yasmin Mahmood, CEO, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

·         Mr. Chong Kai Wooi, Managing Director, NEC Corporation of Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.

·         Mr. Shohei Maekawa, Global Platform Development Division, Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.

·         Mr. Shozo Yamaguchi, CEO, UNLOCK DESIGN

Q&A

 

L to R:  Dr Yuri Sato, Mr Shozo Yamaguchi, Mr. Shohei Maekawa, Mr. Chong Kai Wooi and Datuk Yasmin Mahmood

14:35-15:00

Break

A closed-door private meeting was held upon the arrival of YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad at 14:50.

15:05-16:15

Special Session

15:05-15:15

Address by Mr Hiroyuki Ishige, Chairman and CEO, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).

Address by Dr Toshiko Abe, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan

Tan Sri Azman Hashim introducing the Keynote Speaker, YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

15:15-15:30

Keynote Speech

Current situation of Malaysia and expected investment from Japan by YAB Tun Dr Mahathir bin  Mohamad, Prime Minister of Malaysia

15:30-16:15

Q & A Session with the Malaysian Prime Minister

Group photo with the Prime Minister

L to R: Datuk Seri Mohamed Iqbal, Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Mr Mikio Sasaki, YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Dr Toshiko Abe, Mr Hiroyuki Ishige, Mr Kazuo Ohmori and Dr Yuri Sato

 

Front row L to R:  Datuk Seri Mohamed Iqbal, Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Mr Mikio Sasaki, YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Dr Toshiko Abe, Mr Hiroyuki Ishige, Mr Kazuo Ohmori and Dr Yuri Sato.

Back row L to R: Datuk Jason Tai, Mr Yeonhang Chuah, Dato’ Yeoh Sock Kian, Tan Sri Rastam Mohd Isa, Dato’ Seri Ibrahim Haji Ahmad, Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh, Dato’ Md Taib Abdul Hamid.

 

16:20-17:05

Plenary Session 2

Japan-Malaysia Collaboration in Transforming Industries with Future Technologies for New Malaysia

16:20-16:30

Contribution and Expectation of Japanese companies in Malaysia toward Industrial Development by Mr. Masakuni Nakayama, Chairman of Trade and Investment Committee, The Japanese Chamber of Trade & Industry, Malaysia (JACTIM)

16:30-16:40

Fundamental manufacturing innovations toward Industry 4.0 by

Mr. Naoto Aiba, Manager, Global Promotion Department,

Manufacturing Training Institute, Innovation Promotion Sector, Panasonic Corporation

16:40-16:50

“Embracing 4th Industrial Revolution Through Partnership”

Datuk Yusoff Sulaiman, President & CEO, Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)

16:50-17:05

Q&A Session

17:05-17:20

Closing Ceremony

17:05-17:15

Declaration & Signing of Joint Statement by the President of JAMECA and the President of MAJECA

17:15-17:20

Closing remarks by Mr Kazuo Ohmori, Vice-President of the Japan-Malaysia Economic Association (JAMECA)

Tan Sri Azman Hashim presented autographed copies of YAB Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s book entitled “Doctor in the House” to Mr Mikio Sasaki and Mr Kazuo Ohmori.

 

Joint Statement

 

The event closed with dinner hosted by JAMECA.

 

The 37th MAJECA-JAMECA Joint Conference will be hosted by MAJECA in Kuala Lumpur in 2019.