Japanese businesses in Kagoshima invited to leverage on Hong Kong's advantages (with photos)

     Japanese businesses from Kagoshima prefecture are invited to seize the many trade and investment opportunities Hong Kong offers and choose Hong Kong as their partner in expanding into the global market, the Principal Hong Kong Economic and Trade Representative (Tokyo), Ms Sally Wong, said in Kagoshima City, Japan, today (October 27).

     Speaking to some 100 guests at a business seminar, Ms Wong presented the business opportunities and advantages of Hong Kong that Japanese businesses can benefit from.

     She highlighted Hong Kong's competitive edge, including its low and simple tax regime, free market principles, strategic location and superb connectivity with the world. She also gave an overview of Hong Kong's advantages, which stem from the city's unique status as a Special Administrative Region of China enjoying a high degree of autonomy under the "One Country, Two Systems" principle.

     "We welcome companies from Kagoshima to leverage on Hong Kong's strategic location and its many advantages and exciting business opportunities to extend your reach in China, Asia and the world," she said.

     Other speakers at the seminar were the Director, Japan, of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Ms Shigemi Furuta; the Regional Director of Japan at the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Mr Kazunori Hori; and the CEO of Nishihara Shokai Co Ltd, Mr Kazuyuki Nishihara.

     The seminar held today was organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, and supported by the Kagoshima Prefectural Government, with the aim of promoting Hong Kong's various opportunities and advantages for Japanese businesses.

     After the business seminar, Ms Wong attended the Round Table Meeting of the 19th Hong Kong-Kagoshima Conference as head of the Hong Kong delegation, together with representatives from the Home Affairs Bureau, the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Hong Kong Tourism Board, to exchange views with the prefecture's government officials on future exchanges and co-operation in various fields ranging from the economy to tourism. The Hong Kong-Kagoshima Conference is held biennially in Hong Kong and Kagoshima to foster bilateral relations and collaboration between the two places.

Ends/Monday, October 27, 2014
Issued at HKT 14:36