Media October 2014

Plymouth event could boost business and exports

A UK-Japan event to foster bilateral trade links has been held in Plymouth, the Western Morning News reported on 22 September.

“Doing Business with Japan”, designed to support firms wishing to export to Japan, provided delegates with information on the opportunities available (see page 47).

Co-organiser Dr Jonathan Mackintosh from Plymouth University said he hoped the event would also show the value of the region to potential Japanese investors.

The event marked the launch of Japan400 Plymouth, a series of events focusing on business, learning, culture, history and food to celebrate 400 years of relations between the two countries.

As part of the initiative, the 400th anniversary of the homecoming of the Clove from Japan on 27 September 1614 was recreated in Sutton Harbour, Plymouth.