The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade has launched a series of events to analyse the economic cooperation and opportunities between Japan and Central and Eastern Europe after COVID-19. The first online roundtable discussion of this event series was held on 16 February 2021, moderated by László Vasa, senior research fellow, chief advisor of IFAT and coordinator of the Institute’s Japanese institutional relations.
The topic of the event was the “Economic Cooperation between Japan and CEE in the post-Covid age”. The speakers included Professor Mr. Yorizumi Watanabe, Dean of the School of International Communication at Kansai University of International Studies, and Mr. Toru Suehiro, General Director of the Budapest office of JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) from Japan, furthermore Péter Goreczky, senior analyst and program manager of the External Economics and Eastern Markets Program, and Csaba Moldicz, a college professor at the Budapest Business School from Hungary.
The event reviewed and analysed the Japanese-Hungarian trade and investment relations and their perspectives, as well as the changing context. The participants agreed that despite the highly active economic relations, there are still very serious opportunities for trade and investment between the two countries.
The full recording is available at the link below or on our YouTube channel!