February 19 (Sun) - 25 (Sat), 2017
UPDATE: Oct 19, 2017
FEC sent the 19th FEC ASEAN Delegation to Myanmar from 19th to 25th February. The delegation, consisting of 13 FEC members, was led by Mr. Norio Yamaguchi, Chairman of FEC Japan-ASEAN Cultural and Economic Exchange Committee (Senior Corporate Advisor of AJINOMOTO Co., Inc.) and Mr. Hiroyuki Yushita, Senior Managing Director of FEC joined as Advisor. The Delegation visited Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw.
Prior to departure, the Delegation had a chance to hear a lecture by Mr. Thurain Thant Zin, Ambassador of Myanmar. They also got a briefing from a senior officer of Japanese MOFA on latest information about Myanmar.
In Yangon, the Delegation met high-ranking government officials including Mr. Myint Swe, Vice President of Myanmar and six cabinet ministers, and had various fruitful exchanges of views with them. They also had meetings with Mr. Ryotaro Sumi, Chairman, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Myanmar, Mr. Tateshi Higuchi, Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar and Mr. Takashi Yanai, President, Myanmar Japan Thilawa Development Ltd. They visited Thilawa SEZ. It was a meaningful opportunity for the members to understand the current situation of Myanmar.
〈19th Feb.〉Depart from Narita for Yangon / Arrive at Yangon.
〈20th Feb.〉Meeting with Mr. Ryotaro Sumi, Chairman, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Lunch hosted by Mr. Tateshi Higuchi, Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar. Meeting with Mr. Takashi Yanai, President, Myanmar Japan Thilawa Development Ltd. Visit Thilawa SEZ.
〈21st Feb.〉Meeting with Mr. Aung Naing Oo, Director General, Ddirectorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA). Meeting with Japan Desk, DICA. Depart from Yangon for Nay Pyi Taw.
〈22nd Feb.〉Meeting with Mr. Kyaw Win, Minister for Planning and Finace. Meeting with Dr. Than Myint, Minister for Commerce. Meeting with Dr. Thant Sin Maung, Minister for Transport and Communications.
〈23rd Feb.〉Meeting with Dr. Than Myint, Minister for Commerce. Meeting with Dr. Thant Sin Maung, Minister for Transport and Communications.
〈24th Feb.〉Courtesy Call on Mr. Myint Swe, Vice President of Myanmar. Meeting with Dr. Soe Win, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education. Meeting with Mr. Ohn Maung, Minister for Hotels and Tourism. Meeting with Mr. Pe Zin Tun, Minister for Electricity and Energy. Depart from Nay Pyi Taw for Bangkok.
〈25th Feb.〉Depart from Bangkok for Haneda.
Leader＝Mr. Norio Yamaguchi, Vice Chairman of FEC, Chairman of FEC Japan-ASEAN Cultural and Economic Exchange Committee, Senior Corporate Advisor and Former Chairman of Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Advisor＝Mr. Hiroyuki Yushita, Senior Managing Director of FEC, Advisor to FEC Japan-ASEAN Cultural and Economic Exchange Committee,Former Ambassador to Viet Nam and the Philippines.
Members＝Mr. Masahiro Sone, Chairman, Shizuoka Asia Pacific Society
▽Mr.Kazuo Kinkozan, Board Chairman, Kaitakusha Publishing Co.,Ltd..
▽Mr. Yasushi Okuyama,Director, Toyoko Inn Economy Hotel Planning & Development Co., Ltd.
▽Mr. Masanao Sasaki, Senior Vice President, Sakura Finetek Japan Co., Ltd.
▽Mr. Satoshi Akiho, Senior Director, Tourism & Inbound Promotion, Marketing & Sales Planning, All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
▽Mr. Takashi Funakoshi,Associate General Manager, Secretarial Office, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
▽Mr. Masayasu Suzuki, General Manager, Fibers and Fabrics Division, JNC Corporation
▽Mr. Utsuka Yeaung,Coordinator, Sakura Global Holding Co., Ltd.
▽Mr. Sho Tokunaga, Deputy General Manager, Yangon Branch, Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (Yangon Only）
▽Mr. Mikito Sonehara, Vice President and Director of KAIKA Center, Japan Management Association
▽Mr. Daisuke Sakamoto,Partner, ASEAN Business Division, Global Japanese Practice, KPMG AZSA LLC