Recently, the delegation from the Department of Asia Economic Strategy, the Division of Commerce, Industry and Labor, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, visited SUIBE Research Center for Japanese Economy. Professor Chen Zilei, Director of the Research Center, and researchers Ye Zuoyi and Zhao Ling met with the Japanese guests.
During the meeting, the two sides discussed at length how Okinawa could benefit from China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative and Fujian Free Trade Zone, thus promoting economic and trade development between the two countries. The Okinawan delegates gave a detailed account of the policy incentives of finance and processing trade in special economic zones and the international logistics hub in Okinawa, expressing appreciation of the recommendations put forward by SUIBE Research Center on deepening economic ties between China’s eastern coastal areas and Okinawa. At the end of the meeting, the two sides made arrangements as to future exchange and cooperation.