KYUSHU Industrial Tour (FY2004)
The Institute held the Kyushu Industrial Tour from June 1 to 3, 2004, at which diplomats and others from 11 countries and areas, who were engaged in direct foreign investment at foreign embassies and other agencies located within Japan participated and deepened their understanding of the investment environment in Kyushu.
Dates: June 1-2, 2004
14persons (For details, please see bottom of page.)
-Cyber Connect 2 Co., Ltd. (Fukuoka)
-Sony Semiconductor Kyushu Corporation (Kumamoto)
-Oita Foreign Access Zone (FAZ)and Ozai Container terminal
-Nippon Steel Corporation
-Oita Canon Inc.
Participants learned about widely-developing industries in Kyushu, including the traditional Japanese steel industry, a game company attracting much attention in the contents industry, and advanced technologies for digital cameras.
At a meeting with participants, representatives of local companies in Kyushu negotiated with the participants on specific business deals. Also, the local representativesreceived specific advice on how to attract foreign investment from the participants actually engaged in direct foreign investment. The tour was thus highly evaluated by the representatives in that it contributed to the effective advertisement of local industries and suitable industrial locations in Kyushu.
-Mr. MI Chuan (Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Japan)
Third Secretary Office of Economic Counsellor
-Mr. Eliano FIORE (The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan)
-Ms. Annemie LELIE (Embassy of Belgium)
-Mr. Theo PETERS (Royal Netherlands Embassy)
-Ms. Sarah WITHERS (Australian Embassy in Japan)
Third Secretary, Trade and Economic
-Mr. Michael JEHLE (Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Japan)
-Mr. Mattias BERGMAN (Embassy of Sweden in Japan)
-Mr. Neil HOOK (British Consulate-General in Osaka)
-Mr. Richard LYLE (British Trade Promotion Office in Fukuoka)
Head of Office
-Dr. Sergio INCLAN (Embassy of Mexico in Japan)
-Ms. Elaine PAPLOS (Embassy of the United States of America in Japan)
Second Secretary and Vice Consul
-Mr. Louis GAETAN (Embassy of Canada in Japan)
Counsellor and Consul (Department of Science and Technology Investments)
-Mr. UEMURA Kazuhiro (Consulate of Danada in Fukuoka)
-Mr. Thomas NACKE (European Union, Delegation of the European Commission in Japan)
International Exchange Dept.