Ambassador Manuel M. Lopez Invites Japanese Entrepreneurs To Invest in PH Manufacturing Sector To Generate More Jobs

17 July 2014 – Philippine Ambassador Manuel M. Lopez invited Japanese entrepreneurs to invest in the manufacturing and business processing service sectors in the Philippines as he cited the skills, positive work attitude and English proficiency of the large Filipino work force as among the key factors for a mutually beneficial business venture.

Amb. Lopez met Japanese business executives and government officials during separate remarks before the members of the TOA General Institute on 17 July 2014 (photo above) and at the 20th Anniversary of the ROCOCO company on 15 July 2014 in Tokyo (photo below). The TOA General Institute is a private business think-tank that promotes business opportunities for Japanese investors, cultural exchanges, Japanese brands by conducting seminars, workshops and meetings of its members with diplomats, foreign business executives and government officials. The ROCOCO is a Japanese IT enterprise with business interests in the Philippines where it has a computer software development venture in Cebu and a marketing office in Makati.

In his remarks at the TOA General Institute Amb. Lopez presented a detailed overview of the strategic partnership of the Philippines in the economic, regional security, tourism, development cooperation, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief and cultural aspects of bilateral relations. (Click here for the text of the remarks). At the ROCOCO anniversary, the Ambassador cited the huge opportunity for knowledge sharing and human resource development in the IT sector for Philippine and Japanese entrepreneurs. (Click here for the text of the remarks).

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