CCCJ Chairman Wilf Wakely said, "Our Chamber has for some years been engaged in encouraging a Canada-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.
It was clear that businesses on both sides of the Pacific want to see the EPA signed, and the CCCJ joins the Canadian and Japanese business organizations concerned in calling on the two governments to exercise their political will to realize it.
Representing some 33 business sectors, the CCCJ is a member-driven, member-focused organization and is the longest serving Canadian Chamber in Asia, with over three hundred members.
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Chair Wilf Wakely commented, "As our Cultural Ambassador, Katsura Sunshine is part of our efforts to strengthen the ties between Canada and Japan.
Chair Wilf Wakely said, "With the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, ongoing EPA and TPP talks, and developments surrounding LNG and natural resources, this is an exciting time for the Canada - Japan relationship.
In recognition of the importance of the business community providing input into the EPA through the respective governments, at the Symposium the CCCJ announced the launch of an EPA Research Fund.
President of the CCCJ Wilf Wakely said, "Canada and Japan represent complementary strengths, and a strong bilateral relationship, developed based on mutual respect and trust.
Ambassador Numata, Chairman of the Honorary Board of Advisors, said, "The CCCJ
is the longest-serving Canadian Chamber in Asia, and it is well placed to work from this legacy of success to help guide some of the changes taking place in both of our countries.