Source PMO Singapore

PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong is on a working visit to Japan where he had a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Kishida Fumio on 26th May 2022. They reaffirmed Singapore and Japan’s longstanding and close partnership, underpinned by multifaceted cooperation and close people-to-people ties. Both leaders also discussed ways that Singapore and Japan can deepen cooperation, including in the digital economy and green economy. These new areas of cooperation that included:

(a) the exchange of the Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) between GovTech and Digital Agency of Japan on digital government transformation
(b) the exchange of the MOC between Enterprise Singapore and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) on startup and innovation cooperation
(c) the launch of the Japan-Singapore Economic Dialogue (JSED).

Prime Minister Lee also informed Prime Kishida about Singapore’s decision to participate in Osaka Expo 2025.

Keynite Speech at Future of Asia
In conjunction with his working visit to Japan Prime Minister Lee also delivered the keynote address at the 27th International Conference on the Future of Asia organised by Nikkei Inc. Following this Prime Minister Lee heald a Q&A session with the Editor in Chief of The Nikkei Inc Mr Shigesaburo Okumura. The conference’s theme is “Redefining Asia’s role in a divided world”.

  • To view the YouTube video of the Prime Minister’s address at the conference please visit here
  • For the transcript of the Q&A Session please visit here
  • To view the YouTube video of the Q&A Session please visit here