Strengthening the partnership between Japan and Russia

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Strengthening the partnership between Japan and Russia

On the world stage, Japan is known as a peaceful, friendly and open to dialogue country. And since we in Join Japan are closely connected with Japan, we are ready to confirm its friendliness and desire to develop at 100%.

In 2020-2021, Russia and Japan agreed to hold the Year of Interregional and Twinning Exchanges. The parties announced their decision during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Japan's Osaka, a city that has twin links with St. Petersburg.

Will Japan invest in Russian regions?

In June 2019 Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe officially closed the cross year of Russia in Japan and Japan in Russia. According to the final data, more than 700 major joint events were held in the spheres of economy, culture, education, healthcare, and hundreds of agreements were concluded.

In 2020, the State Duma deputies, together with the Embassy of Japan in the Russian Federation and regional authorities are planning to conclude at least 5 twinning agreements between the regions and prefectures.

"What does an investor need? Openness, trust, stability, clear and transparent rules of work, first of all, that is why in 2020 together with the Embassy of Japan in Russia we will conduct a number of business missions in the regions, show the possibilities of our territories, and agree on cooperation. We have already started doing this on the example of the Vologda Region," Shulepov said.

"Diplomats found this working visit informative and very useful. So let's take this format of work as a basis for organizing business missions," added the head of the coordination group for relations with the Japanese parliament in the State Duma.

The Join Japan team also constantly builds close relations with Asian, CIS and European countries, which allows us to help startups and large international companies to enter new markets and increase sales.