The bond shared by Japan and Singapore was strengthened during the COVID-19 pandemic through cooperation in science, innovation and green technologies and has enabled both nations to address key challenges and create new opportunities.
“The digital market is expected to expand rapidly, especially in Asia,” said Jun Yamazaki, Japan’s ambassador to Singapore. “We are looking forward to making further contributions to the digital field in ASEAN member states through the utilization of know-how and technologies available to us.”
Tan Beng Tee, executive director of the Singapore Maritime Foundation, said, “As global trends such as sustainability and technology accelerate the transformation of the maritime sector, there is much that Singapore and Japan can do together to co-create a greener future for shipping.”
Eiji Hisatomi, managing director of the Japan External Trade Organization’s Singapore office, noted, “Japan is supporting ASEAN members in their efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and the strengths of Japanese companies can provide technologies tailored to the economic realities of ASEAN members.”
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