A May 29-31 Japan-China ministerial forum will be held in Tokyo to promote the introduction to China of advanced energy and environmental conservation technologies, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced Friday.

METI will cosponsor the forum with the Japan-China Economic Organization and China’s National Development and Reform Commission, as China is expected to face serious energy shortages and environmental deterioration in its rapid economic development.

METI Minister Toshihiro Nikai, Environment Minister Yuriko Koike and Chinese Ambassador to Japan Wang Yi will participate in the forum with 600 government officials, academics and businesspeople from the two countries.

Many Japanese firms, including Nippon Steel Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp., will take part in the discussions on new energy and environmental technologies, and the Chinese delegates will be invited to visit facilities using the technologies.

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