Programme

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  1.          Introduction by Ms Erika Koller, President of the EU-Japan Follow-up Committee
  2.          Adoption of the draft agenda
  3.          Adoption of the draft minutes from the last meeting held on 7 January 2021
  4.          EU–Japan relations Update on the situation in Japan
  • Update on the situation in Japan
    Mr Akiyoshi Kawabata, Counsellor in the Economic Section, Japan Mission to the EU
  • EU and Japan in the global context: The EU strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

- General overview of the Strategy

Mr Stavros Petropoulos, Desk officer, Regional Affairs, ASEM and Indo-Pacific, European External Action Service (EEAS)

- Japan related aspects

Mr Errol Levy, Desk officer Japan, European External Action Service (EEAS)

- Trade related aspects

Mr Marco Chirullo, Deputy Head of Unit, Far East unit, DG TRADE, European Commission

5.          Report on the EU-Japan Business Round Table

  •             Mr Simon Craig Grey, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation

6.         Forward planning

  • Priority areas 2022

7.         Any other business