Japan-Pakistan Trade and Investment Webinar

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Pakistan. This seminar will be held for the further development of trade and investment relations between both countries.

September 30, 2022 (Friday) 10:00-13:30 Pakistan Time [14:00 – 17:30 JST]
Event format:
online (prior registration is required)
  • Prime Minister’s Office, Board of Investment (BOI), Pakistan
  • Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Support By (TBD):
  • Embassy of Japan in Pakistan,
  • Ministry of Commerce (MOC), Pakistan,
  • Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan and
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Japanese Publicity Support:
Real seminar (approx. 250 people) and webinar, with Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation


Session 1: Pak-Japan Trade and Investment Opportunities and Experience Sharing
Date Summary
09:30 Registration
10:00 Tilawat/Recitation of Holy Quran
10:05 National Anthem of Pakistan and Japan
10:15 Welcome remarks by Mr. Asad Rehman Gilani, Secretary, BOI
10:20 Address by Mr. Muhammad Sualeh Ahmed Faruqui, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce
10:25 Business Support by the Government of Japan:
  • “Invest in Human Capital – The bridge between Pakistan and Japan” Ms. Wakako Sakurai, Founder and CEO, Plus W, Inc.
  • “Bridging the Gap between Japan & Pakistan” Mr. Nobuo Shiobara, President and Representative Director, Profound Vision K.K.
  • “YKK growth together with Pakistan Apparel industry” Mr. Hitoshi Yamaguchi, Managing Director, YKK Pakistan
  • “Outline of Toyota’s operation in Pakistan” Mr. Shinji Yanagi, Vice Chairman, Indus Motor Company
11:35 "Investment Opportunities in Pakistan" Mr. Jamil Ahmad Qureshi, Director General, BOI (tentative)
11:45 "Trade Opportunities in Pakistan" Mr. Waqas Azeem, Director General, Ministry of Commerce
11:55 "Business Opportunities with Japan" Mr. Kazunori Yamaguchi, Country Director, JETRO Karachi
12:05 Security Check before Chief Guest Arrival
12:35 Arrival of Chief Guest
Session 2: Session Chaired by the Chief Guest
Date Summary
12:45 Speech: Mr. Syed Naveed Qamar, Minister of Commerce, Pakistan
12:50 Speech: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan (TBC)
12:55 Speech: Mr. Kazuya Nakajo, Vice President, JETRO
13:00 Speech: Mr. Teruo Asada, Chairman, Japan-Pakistan Business Cooperation Committee (JPBCC)
13:05 Speech: Mr. Chaudhry Salik Hussain, Minister of Board of Investment
13:10 Speech of the Chief Guest
13:20 Presentation of commemorative gifts
13:30 Closing


  • There will be a 30-minute interval for security check for VIP arrival.
  • The contents of this program may be changed without prior notice.