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