Investment Office and the Turkish Embassy in Tokyo hosted the latest installment of the "Türkiye Century Investment Reception" on September 11. The event focused on showcasing Türkiye's vast landscape of investment opportunities, providing executives from the Turkish-Japanese business community across various sectors with the opportunity to hold one-on-one meetings.
At the reception, keynote addresses were delivered by the Ambassador of the Republic of Türkiye in Japan Korkut Güngen and Investment Office President A. Burak Dağlıoğlu.
In his remarks, Ambassador Güngen emphasized the significance of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Republic of Türkiye as well as the 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Türkiye and Japan in 2024. He highlighted the potential for further advancing the strategic partnership between the two countries. "I am delighted to welcome A. Burak Dağlıoğlu and his delegation to Tokyo and to host this prominent event aimed at strengthening our economic cooperation," stated Ambassador Güngen. "I believe that Dağlıoğlu's visit and this reception will inspire Türkiye and Japan to explore all possible opportunities."
For his part, Dağlıoğlu underscored the longstanding relationship between Türkiye and Japan and the strong economic and trade partnership between the two countries that has evolved over the past century. "Türkiye is currently home to over 250 Japanese companies, and we are witnessing growing interest from Japanese investors in sectors such as manufacturing, automotive, logistics, energy, infrastructure, and agrofood, remarked Dağlıoğlu and added, “FDI inflows from Japan have already surpassed USD 4.7 billion. As we embark on the Türkiye Century, we extend an invitation to Japanese investors to invest in Türkiye."
Dağlıoğlu further highlighted the significant role played by Japanese companies in Türkiye's mega infrastructure projects, including Marmaray, Osmangazi Bridge, and Başakşehir Çam and Sakura City Hospital. "While Türkiye's infrastructure investments are gaining momentum under the visionary leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Japanese companies have actively participated in these projects," Dağlıoğlu said.