Jakarta, MINA – The Association of Japanese Companies in Indonesia, The Jakarta Japan Club (JJC) expressed its readiness to contribute in realizing Indonesia’s growth into a strong, peaceful and prosperous country based on the perspective of 2045 Project.
JJC President Kanji Tojo during a media meeting in Jakarta on Friday said the support provided a Policy Recommendation for the Indonesian Government’s New Cabinet.
According to him, this year was a year of important early movements for the Advanced Indonesian Cabinet under the leadership of President Joko Widodo for the second period.
“As a JJC Japanese Companies Association with high Japanese technical capabilities, business know-how and human resource development, we want to contribute in a variety of ways, so we make JJC policy recommendations,” Tojo said.
The Policy Recommendation, he continued was submitted to the Indonesian government through the Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, on November 18 last year.
“We believe that we are able to contribute to the development of Indonesia’s economy further, and the two countries become partners who are able to share challenges and solve them together,” the President Director of PT. Sumitomo Indonesia added.
The policy recommendations focus on four things namely improving the business climate and promoting Foreign Investment (PMA), developing human resources and technology transfer, developing infrastructure, and promoting exports and expanding the domestic market.
In addition to Tojo, JJC Vice President Kyoji UEDA (Commissioner of PT. Panasonic Gobel Indonesia), Chairman of Public Relations and Culture Masamichi TANAKA (Toyota Indonesia Assistant President Director), Chairperson of the Keishi SUZUKI Policy Committee (Head of JETRO Jakarta Office), and JJC Directors Shinichi YAMANAKA (Head of JICA Representative Office).
The 2045 project itself is only launched on 8 December 2018 to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and Japan.
In the project, the two countries share a goal to jointly reach the world’s top 5 in 2045.
The project also aims to identify ways that have the potential to turn Indonesia into a strong, peaceful, and prosperous nation by 2045.
Japanese companies have been investing in Indonesia since the early 1970s. It is the background of the birth of JCC as a Japanese Companies Association headquartered in Jakarta.
Japan is the second largest investor after Singapore, with the accumulation of realized foreign investment over the past 10 years.
More than 1,900 Japanese companies in Indonesia, including the automotive and electronics industries, have begun to build strong supply chains.
In 2018, Japanese companies contribute 8.5 percent of Indonesia’s GDP, employ a workforce of 7.2 million people, and contribute 24.4 percent to Indonesian exports. (T/RE1)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)