The 44th ASEAN Japan Business Meeting (AJBM)

On October 25 2018, the 44th ASEAN Japan Business Meeting (AJBM), organized by Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives) and ASEAN business leaders, was held in Bali, Indonesia. From the Japanese side, Mr. Shinya Katanozaka, Co-chair of the 44th AJBM, President and CEO of ANA Holdings Inc., Mr. Keisuke Yokoo, Vice Chairman and President of Keizai Doyukai and H.E. Kazuo Sunaga, the Ambassador of Japan to ASEAN attended the meeting. From Indonesia, Mr. Kusumo Martoredjo, Chair of the 44th AJBM, Chairperson of P.T. Catur Yasa participated in it.
  1. In the meeting, business leaders from both Japan and ASEAN made presentations on its main theme, “Connectivity and Digital Economy to Spur Growth in ASEAN Region and Japan.” In addition, Ir. I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan, Special Staff to Minister for Investment and External Relations at the Ministry of Industry of Indonesia, who attended the meeting on behalf of H.E. Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Industry of Indonesia, delivered the keynote speech on Indonesia’s roadmap toward the realization of the fourth industrial revolution.
  2. At the opening session, Ambassador Sunaga read the massage from H.E. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. It referred to the importance of further promotion of trade and investment between Japan and ASEAN, strengthening the regional connectivity and ASEAN integration, celebrating the convening of the meeting. The message also mentioned hopes to further deepen the wide range of cooperative relationship that Japan and ASEAN have developed.