Taiwan seeks to expand industrial ties with Japan
CNATAIPEI--A Taiwanese delegation of economic officials, economists and industrial leaders visited Japan last week to study industrial cooperation strategies and expand partnerships between enterprises of the two countries, the Industrial Development Bureau said yesterday in a statement.
January 24, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
The delegation, headed by Minister without Portfolio Kuan Chung-ming, made the trip from Jan. 14-19, during which it visited industry think tanks and Japanese backbone enterprises controlling core industrial technologies in Tokyo and Osaka, the statement said.
Unlike the usual trade-exploration groups from Taiwan to Japan, the delegation's goal during the six-day visit was to find directions for long-term industrial cooperation between the two sides, said officials of the bureau under the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
The two countries have a consensus on the promotion of industrial cooperation, although the details need time to be figured out, the officials said.
During its stay in Japan, the delegation visited various Japanese enterprises, including Japanese chemical giant Toray, IMV Corp., which specializes in the development and manufacture of semiconductor gas sensors.