09 December 2010, Thursday, 19:24

The “bridge” between Japanese and Bashkir business

author: Svetlana Gafurova

The delegation of Japanese business people arrived in Ufa on December 9, Thursday. Its staff includes representatives of various business activities. The delegation has become acquainted with the city of Ufa and inspected the female health clinic “ECO”. The meetings in the Ministry of health protection RB, the Trade-Industry Chamber RB, negotiations with the Ufa business circles and the press-conference are scheduled on tomorrow.

The head of the delegation M-r Toshio Shibata has explained to the news agency “Bashinform” that the main goal of the visit is establishment of business contacts mainly in sphere of health care and medical technologies.

“We know Bashkiria is rich with minerals and Bashkir chemical and oil-chemical industries are developed quite well, so we’d like to acquaint the Japanese industrial circles with your Republic” – M-r Shibata said.

The staff of the delegation includes many businessmen, concerned with the medical technologies.

“The health of nation is under high attention in Japan” – M-r Shibata said – “And we’d like to know what the situation in this sphere in Bashkiria represents. We know that medicine in Russia mainly belongs to the state and on the contrary there are plenty of private clinics in Japan. We are ready to communicate with the representatives of both state and private medical institutions”.

M-r Shibata arrived in Ufa to erect the “bridge” between Russian and Bashkir business circles. He said he was ready to listen to all interesting projects and proposals on mutually beneficial cooperation with the Republican business. The results of the visit will be reported to businesspeople of Japan on December 17. The guest of Ufa has expressed hope the meetings on the Bashkir land will be resulted in further stable business relations.