Japan, the third-largest economy in the world, places importance on the development of its global supply chain and investment network and established multilateral economic partnerships for this purpose. Japan stands out as one of the most important countries in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of improving the global economy following the pandemic. Japan is a significant country for Türkiye within the framework of the “Asia Anew Initiative” in our foreign policy.
We see that the trade volume between Türkiye and Japan varies between USD 2.7 and 4.6 billion. Sectors such as energy, contracting, mining, health, and transportation have significant potential.
In today’s world, when the topics such as reshaping supply chains, accelerating the efforts of the countries to establish partnerships, and diversifying the market are at the forefront, especially due to the pandemic process, we think that the areas in which Turkish and Japanese businesspeople can jointly invest will increase. In the upcoming period, we can develop our cooperation areas in topics such as health, digital technology, construction and infrastructure, combating the climate crisis, and renewable energy.
As the Türkiye -Japan business council, we would like to develop bilateral relations through projects such as the 26th Türkiye-Japan Business Council Meeting, Türkiye-Japan Business and Investment Forum, mutual delegation visits, and Japan Business Conduct Guide in order to increase mutual awareness in the upcoming period. With the aim of finalizing the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) that has been negotiated between the two countries since 2014, we continue to maintain close contact with both Turkish and Japanese business circles.
Japan is a significant country for Türkiye within the framework of the “Asia Anew Initiative” in our foreign policy
Chairperson of DEİK/Türkiye-Japan Business Council Şerif Tosyalı