New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan

Visit to New Zealand by Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)

Keidanren Chairman Hiromasa Yonekura greeted by Prime Minister Rt. Hon. John Key

New Zealand received a visiting delegation from Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), Japan’s leading business advocacy organisation, over 17 – 18 March. 

This group of top business and corporate figures, led by Chairman Hiromasa Yonekura, came to Wellington to discuss the current Asia-Pacific economic situation, opportunities for growth and cooperation between Japanese and New Zealand businesses, and prospects for trade liberalisation under agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).  

The group met with Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key, as well as ministers with responsibility for economic and trade-related portfolios. 

They also met with a range of leaders in the New Zealand business community for a roundtable discussion hosted by BusinessNZ.

Keidanren is Japan’s leading business organisation and an influential advocate for economic reform and trade liberalisation. It also acts as a representative body for the Japanese business community abroad. 

The delegation attended meetings and events in Australia before returning to Japan.

BusinessNZ’s media release on the visit

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