The Russian Far East, as the gateway that gives access to the vast Russian market, as well as for exports to Asian countries, is becoming increasingly important — Nobuhiko Sasaki, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).
There are investments and interactions, not only in traditional sectors, such as energy, but in new areas as well. <...> As an example, there is Canon’s planned investments in Russia, cooperation with Russian partners in the production of medical equipment. Activities range from traditional industries to those where we have not yet seen large investments by Japanese companies or joint projects — Maxim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation.
We work very productively with the largest partners from Japan, particularly with companies like Mitsui and Marubeni, but besides that, we are open not only to interaction with giant corporations, but also with small and medium-sized businesses in Japan — Vladimir Primak, Director at Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF).
Russia is a unique country with vast business opportunities where success can be achieved through trust and interaction — Masami Iijima, Representative Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mitsui & Co., Ltd..
Japanese companies continue to actively invest in the Russian market, even taking into account the negative impact of restrictive measures initiated by other countries — Alexey Repik, Chairman, Russian-Japanese Business Council; President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia); Chairman of the Board, Group R-Pharm .
The number of requests from Japanese companies is growing all the time, we see this as a certain sign of goodwill from the Japanese business community and we intend to justify their confidence in us — Aleksey Khachay, General Director, Japanese Project Promotion Vehicle in the Far East.