CCCJ Executives and members welcomed Ms. Laurel Broten, President and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc. to Japan on Monday, May 29th at the Embassy of Canada to Japan.
CCCJ Honourable Advisor and former Ambassador to Canada Sadaaki Numata and former CCCJ Chair Wilf Wakely presented the vision of partnership between Nova Scotia and the CCCJ. CCCJ Vice-Chair Neil van Wouw also attended the lunch with Governor Kiyo Weiss and Phil O'Neill, asking Ms. Broten on what Nova Scotia's vision is for its plans in Japan. Ms. Broten provided a detailed presentation about Nova Scotia's growing influence in Canada and North America in sectors such as fisheries, agriculture, ICT, and Defense, while firmly committing Nova Scotia's strategy in Asia going forward.
With its location and several noticeable advantages (such as its highly skilled workforce), the two sides agreed that Nova Scotia is a primary investment destination for Japanese firms and the CCCJ will look to assist partners across the Pacific in making the relationship between Japan and Nova Scotia even stronger.