From April 21 to 25, Mayor Tan Chengxu led a Dalian friendly economic and trade delegation to visit Japan, met with Japanese government and business people, visited well-known Japanese enterprises and institutions, deepened the Japanese market, enhanced the connotation of cooperation, further strengthened the confidence of Japanese enterprises in increasing capital and production in Dalian, attracted a group of new partners to invest in Dalian, and injected new impetus and vitality into Economic Transition.
Japan is the largest trade market and the largest source of foreign capital in our city. For a long time, the two sides have carried out close exchanges in many fields such as economy and trade, humanities, education, medical treatment, science and technology, environmental protection, tourism, sports and so on, forming a good foundation for cooperation. During his stay in Japan, Tan Chengxu paid intensive visits to well-known Japanese enterprises and institutions such as Orix, Japan Electric Power Company, Toshiba, Shuangri, Mitsui Products, Marubeni, Yaskawa Electric Corporation, Japan-Asia Design, Academic Research, Beixing, Japan-East, Economic and Trade Association, Japan's Trade Promotion Agency and Subo Industry Association to review the cooperation process and discuss new cooperation modes, new cooperation fields and new business pattern. Dalian Municipal People's Government signed an agreement with Orix Group to further deepen its strategic cooperation, and signed a capital increase cooperation agreement with Orix (China) Investment Co., Ltd. and Dalian Financial Industry Investment Group. Jinpu New District has signed an industrial park investment agreement with Japan Electric Power Company. According to the agreement, Japan Electric Power Company plans to build an electric vehicle motor production and research and development base in Dalian Jinpu New District, with a total investment of 500 million US dollars for individual projects and 200 million US dollars for affiliated enterprises. The delegation also had in-depth exchanges with Dongzhi on further promoting the production line of battery systems and modules and the landing of the Sino-Japanese Advanced Equipment Manufacturing Innovation Park project.
During his stay in Japan, Tan Chengxu met successively with political and business people such as House of Representatives Japan Member Tomita Shigeyuki, Japanese Foreign Minister's Administrative Officer and House Member Suzuki Hyun-ho, Kyoto Prefecture Governor Takashi Nishiwaki, Akita County Governor Keizo, Nagano Prefecture's Deputy Governor cliff Jr., Osaka Prefecture Council Chairman of Japan-China Alliance of Friendly Parliamentarians, Osaka Restoration Association's Secretary-General Konishi, Kitakyushu's Mayor Kitahashi Kenji, Wuhe's Mayor Yoshimi, Jiutian's Mayor Maruyama, and North Frontier Ship Exchange Expansion Agency Chairman Kenichiro Hamada, to discuss in depth and reach a consensus on strengthening economic, trade and cultural exchanges and cooperation between the two sides. I paid a special visit to the Chinese Embassy in Japan and the Chinese Consulate General in Osaka to thank the embassies and consulates for their support in developing economic cooperation and cultural exchanges with Japan in Dalian. I had an in-depth exchange of views with Ambassador Cheng Yonghua and Consul General of Black Lee on further strengthening all-round cooperation between our city and Japan.
During the visit to Japan, the delegation attended the "Liaoning University of Petroleum and Chemical Technology Industry Promotion Fair" held in Tokyo. Tan Chengxu made a keynote presentation on behalf of Dalian, highlighting Dalian's investment opportunities, policies and environment. Attended the signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding on economic and trade exchanges and cooperation between Liaoning Province and Japan's Trade Promotion Agency, the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the completion of Dalian's ties with Kitakyushu and the signing ceremony of the friendly cooperation agreement between Dalian International Airport and Kitakyushu Airport.