Nikkei Inc and the IJCC announce the signing of a partnership agreement

The Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce and Nikkei Inc are pleased to announce the signing of a partnership agreement that will help Irish businesses identify, monitor and seize opportunities in Asia. 

Nikkei Inc is one of the premier media organizations in Japan and among its current holdings are the Nikkei and the Financial Times 

The Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce is the foremost business network for Irish and Japanese companies & professionals. 

As part of the agreement all IJCC Platinum, Corporate and Professional members will receive access to scoutAsia – an Asia-focused news & company data platform. And the IJCC are delighted to have Nikkei Inc join us as a Platinum sponsor and Nikkei will be our Knowledge and Information Partner. 

On Friday, July 29th the Nikkei and the IJCC signed the agreement at the residence of the Ambassador of Ireland to Japan, Paul Kavanagh. And they were joined by Team Ireland, including the Ambassador, IDA Ireland and Enterprise Ireland. 

Commenting on the agreement, IJCC President Mr Yoshihiro Tsuchiya said, “I am very happy to announce our partnership with Nikkei and I believe this is only a starting point for the Nikkei and IJCC relationship. The partnership will grow and develop and prove to be beneficial for our members, Team Ireland and Nikkei in the future.” 

Remarking on the partnership, Mr Daisuke Arakawa, Managing Director at Nikkei Inc said, “It is our conviction that Nikkei will be able to serve IJCC members as a source of reliable information for business expansion in Japan, and all the activities planned within the framework of this partnership will play a role in boosting Irish businesses in Japan.” 

During the signing ceremony the Ambassador of Ireland to Japan, Paul Kavanagh shared his thoughts on this significant agreement, “As Ireland’s Ambassador to Japan, and as the Patron of the Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce (IJCC), I warmly welcome this Agreement which creates a dynamic new partnership between the excellent IJCC and Nikkei scoutAsia. It is a mutually beneficial alliance which will add an extra, beneficial dimension to the already-strong Ireland-Japan economic relationship – that Prime Minister Kishida and Ireland’s Taoiseach (Prime Minister Martin) have just agreed, in a formal bilateral Joint Statement, to bring to a new, higher level in the years ahead.” 

This agreement marks the start of an ongoing collaboration between Nikkei and the members of the IJCC. The IJCC looks forward to sharing additional aspects of this collaboration as we move forward with our new Knowledge and Information Partner, Nikkei Inc.