Annual Meeting 2022

24th EU-Japan Business Round Table Annual Meeting - 15 November 2022 - "EU & JAPAN – GOING DIGITAL, GOING GREEN"

The 24th Annual Meeting took place at the Tokyo Kaikan, and online.

It was the final meeting co-chaired by Masaki Sakuyama (Senior Corporate Advisor, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation) and Philippe Wahl (Chairman and CEO, La Poste Groupe). At the end of the meeting, Nobuhiro Endo (Executive Advisor, NEC Corporation) succeeded Mr Sakuyama as chair of the BRT's Japan-side.

BRT co-Chairs, Philippe Wahl and Masaki Sakuyama

On the dedicated 2022 annual meetings cuttings webpage, you can find LinkedIn posts, tweets and other items reporting on the 2022 annual meeting. That webpage will be updated to add new material.

Japanese Government, EU Ambassador & BRT co-Chairs

The agenda for the day and Joint Recommendations communiqué


The BRT’s 2022 Recommendations... in Japanese



... in English




Senior Government of Japan participants


MIC     Mission of Japan to the EU

"Joint Session - Part 2" - clockwise from top left: Kenji Yamada (State Minister for Foreign Affairs), Shinichi Nakatani (State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry); Yasushi Masaki (Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of Japan to the European Union); Ayano Kunimitsu (Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications)


Senior EU Authority participants



"Joint Session - Part 2" - clockwise from top left: Kerstin Jorna (DG GROW); Signe Ratso (DG RTD); Ambassador-Designate Jean-Eric Paquet & the BRT co-Chairs; Thomas Skordas (DG CNECT)


Presentations from the Green Alliance session



Presentations from the Digital Partnership session



Presentations from the Frontiers session



Below: A selection of photos from the meeting, click on an image to see an enlarged version.