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ASEAN-Japan Online Forum on Harnessing Trade to Promote Circular Economy and Address the Problem of Marine Plastic Debris(Public -Private Sector Dialogue)” and “Government to Business Meetings”

ASEAN-Japan Centre will organize the “ASEAN-Japan Online Forum on Harnessing Trade to Promote Circular Economy and Address the Problem of Marine Plastic Debris (Public -Private Sector Dialogue)” and “Government to Business Meetings”

<Online Forum>
Wednesday, 9 February and Thursday, 10 February 2022
13:00 – 15:00 (Japan Standard Time)
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<Individual Meetings with ASEAN countries>
Monday, 14 February – Friday, 18 February 2022
13:00 – 15:00 Every Day (Japan Standard Time)
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Venue: Online (Zoom)
Organizer: ASEAN-Japan Centre
Language: Japanese, English (with interpretation)
Fee: Free of charge

【Wed, February 9, 2022 13:00~15:00 (JST)】
(Day 1) : 2 hours
Opening Remarks

His Excellency Mr. SINGTONG Lapisatepun, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Thailand to Japan, Chair of the ASEAN Committee in Tokyo (Video Message)

Dr. HIRABAYASHI Kunihiko, Secretary General, ASEAN-Japan Centre
Session 1: Marine Plastic Linkage to Circular Economy

Keynote Presentation
Dr. HOTTA Yasuhiko
-Area Leader/Principal Policy Analyst, Sustainable Consumption and Production Area, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
-Vice President of Asia Pacific Roundtable of Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP)

Mr. KOJIMA Michikazu
Senior Economist
ERIA-Regional Knowledge Centre for Marine Plastic Debris
Session 2: Japan’s Recent Legislative and Regulatory Engagement on Plastic in the context of Circular Economy

Mr. HIRAO Yoshihide
Director, Office for Recycling Promotion, Environmental Regeneration and Material Cycles Bureau, Ministry of the Environment Japan
Session 3 : Status at the Government Level

Circular Economy in Japanese Perspectives
Ms. HATA Yumiko
Director of Circular Economy Div., Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Japan

Circular Economy in ASEAN Perspectives
Ms. Joy Blessilda Sinay
Senior Officer
Analysis and Monitoring on Finance and Socio Economic Issues Division (AMFSED)
ASEAN Economic Community (ASEAN Integration Monitoring Directorate), ASEAN Secretariat 
Session 4: Japanese Companies in the Circular Economy/Marine Plastics Business (30 min)

(as of 18 January 2022. Additional company may be added.)
Japanese companies’ presentations of their technologies
-Asahi Kasei
-Orion Beer
Wrap-up and End of Program

【Thu, February 10, 2022 13:00-15:00 (JST)】
(Day 2) : 2 hours 10 minutes
Each AMS to present for 10 minutes on its circular economy status/updates and progress towards“ASEAN Regional Action Plan for Combating Marine Debris in the ASEAN Member States (2021 – 2025)” and trade and investment needs in the circular economy and marine plastic sector
Presentation by Mr. Mitsuru TAKESHITA, Secretary General Deputy Director, Japan Clean Ocean Material Alliance (CLOMA)Clean Ocean Material Alliances (CLOMA)

【Between February 14 (Mon)-18 (Fri), 2022 13:00-15:00 (JST) every day】
Government to Business Meetings
Each AMS to be allocated with a time slot (subject to the registered number of Japanese companies) to discuss with Japanese companies that are interested in doing business with ASEAN in the circular economy and marine plastic sector.

Ministries or organizations to participate from ASEAN (to be updated)

Brunei DarussalamDepartment of Environment, Parks and Recreation, Ministry of Development
Myanmar– Department of Trade, Ministry of Commerce
– Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations
– Environmental Conservation Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation
Philippines-Biodiversity Management Bureau (Coastal and Marine Division)
-Environmental Management Bureau (Policy, Planning and Program Development Division, and Solid Waste Management Division)
SingaporeNational Environment Agency (NEA)
ThailandDepartment of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government

Contact: ASEAN-Japan Centre:
Research and Policy Analysis Cluster
TEL: 03-5402-8004
E-mail: info_rpa@asean.or.jp