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Japan, RI network aims to boost manufacturing

  • Rachmadea Aisyah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 10 2018   /  02:42 am

The need to increase mutual partnership between Indonesian and Japanese stakeholders to improve industry and manufacturing has spurred them to establish the Indonesia-Japan Business Network (IJB-Net), which aims to enhance strategic cooperation between the two countries in those sectors.During the launch of the network recently, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said the partnership was expected to match Indonesia’s manufacturing industry with “the sustainability philosophy of the Japanese manufacturers”.“We believe this collaboration will provide a lot of strategic insight for the government to increase our competitiveness in the era of Industry 4.0.,” he said in his speech in Jakarta.Airlangga said several Japanese manufacturers operating in Indonesia had agreed to provide pilot projects to kick off under the new network, including automotive giants Toyota and Daih...