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Indonesian minister in Japan to explore investment opportunities

13th October 2016 | 1.865 Views
Indonesian minister in Japan to explore investment opportunities
Minister Airlangga Hartarto. (ANTARA/Widodo S. Jusuf)
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto is visiting Japan from October 13 to 16 to explore and seize investment opportunities in the industrial sector.

"The point of the working visit to Japan is to discuss the development of industry and investment between the two countries in the future," said Hartarto in a written statement given to ANTARA News on Thursday.

The visit is in connection with the plans of some Japanese companies to invest in Indonesia. On the agenda are bilateral meetings with representatives of the Japanese government and businesses, including Japans minister of economy, trade and industry and chairman of Indonesia-Japan Parliamentary League.

Hartarto is accompanied by I Gusti Putu Suryawirawan, director general of metal, machinery, transportation equipment and electronics (ILMATE) industries.

The minister said they aim to obtain information and get an overall understanding of investment and the development of technology in Japans industrial sector, such as in the automotive sector. "We plan to visit Daihatsus research and development facilities as the company is committed to the development of the automotive sector in Indonesia and to making the country a production base for export markets," he said.

Hartarto will also meet officials of the Kansai Economic Federation (Kankeiren) and Osaka Steel.

"We will open up opportunities for cooperation in the fields of technology and investment, particularly in the automotive component industry, steel and electronics," he said.

The minister will have one-on-one meetings with the directors of several Japanese companies, including Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, Asahi Glass Corporation, Sango Corporation, and Shoji Corporation.