The Nikkei Conference on the Future of Asia annually gathers leaders of business and government to share their assessment of Asia’s prospects and their positions on the trajectory that Asia should make and take for itself.
At the said conference, President Rodrigo R. Duterte topbills a roster of imminent speakers who will cover industry, the digital economy, commerce and trade, economic revitalization, and finance.
DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña, at the sidelines of the Nikkei, met with Tetsuiji Kawakami on May 29 to discuss opportunities for technical and management training either in Japan or onsite in a Japanese-affiliated company in a developing country particularly in ASEAN. Kawakami is the senior managing director of the Association for Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships, a Japanese-affiliated company.
Recognizing the opportunity to support the creation of the Philippine Space Agency, Secretary de la Peña while in Japan sought to firm up the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Space Cooperation with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency or JAXA. The MOU provides the Philippines access to satellites and their applications (remote sensing, navigation, communication, disaster risk reduction.); co-development of satellites; joint research and access to launch vehicles; and capacity building for policy and technology development, as well as human resources upgrading.
During this mission, DOST will also seek to open opportunities of sending more scholars to prestigious universities in Japan to pursue advanced degree programs in areas identified under the Harmonized National Research and Development Agenda but are not yet offered in local universities in the country.
DOST Sec. Fortunato T. de la Peña discusses opportunities for technical and management training with Tetsuiji Kawakami of the Association for Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnerships, a Japanese-affiliated company.
Sec. de la Peña meets the members of the Filipino business delegation in the business forum held 29 May where President Rodrigo Duterte was the main speaker.