2 June, 16:30–17:45

In 2016, economic relations between Russia and Japan received a fresh boost. Russian and Japanese businesses are already working together on projects in the priority areas set out in the plan to develop cooperation agreed by the countries’ leaders. Development institutes and incentives available to foreign investors, including special investment contracts, increase the appeal of realizing investment projects in Russia. What additional tools could be introduced to promote the development of cooperation at an intense pace? Which optimal investment and technological solutions is it important to support?


Key moments

Our economic relations have a great potential for development apart from traditional businesses, and our cooperation could be diversified in such areas as agriculture, medicine and urban development.
Shigeru Murayama
President, Japan Association for Trade with Russia and the Newly Independent States (ROTOBO)
The introduction of the fixed payment system and mechanism of governmental guarantees can make Japanese investors’ activities easy in Russia.
Teruo Asada
Chairman, Japan-Russia Intergovernmental Committee on Trade and Economic Issues
Russia is ready to work with Japanese partners in a flexible and dynamic manner, aiming to intensify our investment cooperation.
Alexander Galushka
Minister for the Development of the Russian Far East
Russia and Japan are mutually complementary: Japan has what Russia needs – technology and capital, and Russia has what Japan needs – raw materials, a trained workforce, and a big domestic market.
Roman Trotsenko
Founder, AEON Corporation
The very essence of Mitsui & Co.’s cooperation is to create value and business in Russia as any creativity requires a lot of resolution and very honest relations with partners.
Tatsuo Yasunaga
Representative Director, President, Chief Executive Officer, Mitsui & Co
Japanese partners can expect assistance from Russian authorities, we put every effort into having Russia–Japan projects implemented.
Andrey Chibis
Deputy Minister of Construction, Housing and Utilities of the Russian Federation
Today, Russia–Japan relations have moved to a new level, owing, among other things, to Russian and Japanese businesses being so active that they have managed to influence politicians so that politics does not get in the way of the economy.
Alexander Shokhin
President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)
The Far East regions have come a long way and now they are taking the lead in offering a business-friendly environment.
Alexander Shokhin
President, Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (RSPP)