The IV Russian-Japanese Investment Forum

By St Petersburg Economic Forum, PRNE
Monday, November 15, 2010

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, November 16, 2010 - The IV Russian-Japanese Investment Forum took place on 12
November 2010
. The Forum was organized by the Russian Ministry of Economic
Development and the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum Foundation,
in conjunction with the Japanese Ministry for the Economy, Trade and Industry
and the Japan Association for Trade with Russia & NIS (ROTOBO).

The main theme of the forum was "The investment potential of
Russia and Japan: new opportunities for cooperation". Russian and Japanese
government representatives, as well as regional, academic and business
leaders from both countries discussed the promotion and development of
Russian-Japanese cooperation in a variety of areas of production. Prospects
for cooperation in high technology industries, including the Skolkovo
project, as well as in transport and infrastructure, engineering, medicine,
agriculture, and energy conservation, were also discussed.

The event saw the signing of agreements and cooperation
memoranda between the administration of the Tver region of Russia and Hitachi
Construction Machinery, Vostochnaya Industrialnaya Gruppa and the Sojitz
Corporation, the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan and ROTOBO, and
between Metropol, an investment and financial company, and Nikken Sekkei, an
architectural and engineering company, among others (for more details, visit

The Russian delegation of more than 200 representatives of Russia's
public and private sectors was headed at the Forum by Elvira Nabiullina,
Russia's Minister for Economic Development. On the Japanese side, the Forum
was attended by Tadahiro Matsushita, Japan's Senior Vice-Minister for
Economy, Trade and Industry, and about 350 business leaders, academics and
government representatives.

The Russian-Japanese dialogue will continue on the 16-18 June 2011 in
Russia at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. For more details,

Contact: Oxana Poletimova, media at, +7-812-635-80-18

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