NAKAMURA SHINGO, President of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Guangzhou and General Manager of the Guangzhou Branch of the Mizuho Bank. (Photo by Zhu Qingqi)
This week Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao staged a joint promotion for the first time in Japan regarding the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), aiming to boost cooperation between the GBA and Japan.
Long before the Development Plan Outline for the GBA was released in February, the GBA had already established close economic ties with Japan over the past decades. NAKAMURA SHINGO, President of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Guangzhou and General Manager of the Guangzhou Branch of the Mizuho Bank, gave Southcn.com and Newsgd.com an exclusive interview, sharing his expectations for the cooperation between the GBA and Japan.
Keep a close eye on GBA’s innovation and entrepreneurship
Shingo said that he has kept a close eye on the development of the GBA since the concept was first raised in a Government Work Report several years ago, as he was immediately convinced the area had great potential in Asia and worldwide.
Shingo also explained that Mizuho Bank has a WeChat group containing all the executives from branches in China, and every day members enthusiastically share news and information about the GBA, particularly concerning economy and finance.
Mizuho Financial Group is only one example. Shingo said that the whole country is watching the GBA, with a special interest in innovation and entrepreneurship. Shenzhen has become a buzzword in Japan, and many people in commerce and business have expressed their wish to visit the city.