Fostering Ties with HKJCCI
Masakazu Yagyu, Secretary General of the Hong Kong Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (HKJCCI), paid a courtesy call on Chamber CEO George Leung and PR & Programs Director Malcolm Ainsworth to introduce his successor Ryoichi Ito, who will take over as the Secretary General from late-June.
Yagyu said he would remain in Hong Kong after his retirement from HKJCCI. He said that as the Greater Bay Area was becoming an increasingly attractive destination for Japanese businesses in recent years, he will continue his work his new role to help further business ties between Japan, Hong Kong, and the Mainland. Ito said that the Chamber’s business missions to Japan before the pandemic had been successful and he would be happy to restart close collaboration once restrictions are lifted.
Leung expressed his appreciation for Yagyu’s work over the years connecting Hong Kong and Japanese businesses and promoting Japanese culture and products. He also thanked Yagyu for his active participation in the Chamber’s Asia & Africa Committee, and looked forward to working with Yagyu in his new role.
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