SG Fujita (left) and Prof. Nishimura (left)
Mr. Masataka Fujita, Secretary General of the AJC, who was on his business trip to Jakarta, paid a courtesy call on Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimura, President of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) on June 22, 2016. SG Fujita was also welcomed by other members of ERIA including Mr. Izuru Kobayashi, COO, Director General of Administration and Personnel Department; Mr. Shigeki Kamiyama, Managing Director for Research Affairs; and Mr. Fusanori Iwasaki, Senior Research Associate.
At the courtesy call, SG Fujita explained the details of the reform that the Centre is undertaking including its new research-oriented activities. Prof. Nishimura expressed his expectation towards future activities undertaken by the Centre and results the Centre will share with the ERIA. They agreed to explore cooperation that would create synergetic effects to both organizations’ activities in the future.