Seminar on Japan held

2015-09-23 06:00

THE third Japan seminar took place in Johannesburg on Tuesday (22/09) and it was aimed at promoting trade relations between South Africa and Japan.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was expected to address the seminar, which brought together South Africans, the Japanese business communities and public entities.

The seminar was organised jointly by the Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro), the Japanese Embassy in South Africa and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry in South Africa.

Japan is currently featured as South Africa’s third-largest trading partner in the world with total trade amounting to approximately USD 8 billion in 2014.

Currently, there are 280 Japanese companies operating in South Africa and 13 South African companies in Japan

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