Photo: BJA VIP Luncheon with His Excellency Yasushi Masaki, Ambassador of the Japanese Mission to the EU

BJA VIP Luncheon with His Excellency Yasushi Masaki, Ambassador of the Japanese Mission to the EU

Three years after the EU-Japan EPA - where are we now?

Three years after the entry into force of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), positive results are already visible. In addition, a Japan-EU Summit was held on May 12 to discuss a wide range of current important issues.

His Excellency Ambassador Masaki will share his views and insights for expanding and deepening EU-Japan cooperation by referring to recent events and current geopolitical challenges the world faces. He will also discuss the way ahead for EU-Japan business and trade relations.


Profile of HE Ambassador Masaki
Since 1984, Ambassador of Japan to the EU Yasushi Masaki has been serving his nation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has held many positions throughout his career, including Director for WTO Dispute Settlement and Director for International Legal Affairs, and most recently, Director-General of the European Affairs Bureau (2017–2020) and Deputy Assistant Minister (2014–2017). He has also worked as a minister at the Embassy of Japan to France. In October 2020, he was posted to the Mission of Japan to the European Union.

Read the Joint Statement of the Japan-EU Summit here:

https://www.consilium.europa.eu/fr/press/press-releases/2022/05/12/joint-statement-eu-japan-summit-2022/pdf

 

Program

11:20 Registration with welcome cocktails
12:00 Welcome words by Dr Fabrice Stassin, Director Government Affairs Umicore, and BJA EU Committee Chair
  Presentation by His Excellency Yasushi Masaki, Ambassador of the Japanese Mission to the EU
  Discussion with Q&A opportunities
  Kindly send your questions in advance to the BJA at info@bja.be
14:00 Event adjourns

Fees

BJA Members: 75 €
Non-members: 150 €

Please make your reservation latest by 30 May 2022.
Cancellations are accepted until 2 June 2022. After this date, the fee will be charged.
Registrations are made automatically upon completion of the online form, on a first come, first served basis, with limited capacity.
Please kindly inform any dietary restriction by June 1, 2022 to info@bja.be

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