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July 2 to 5, 2024

STL promotes Hong Kong's maritime and logistics advantages in Tokyo

The Secretary for Transport and Logistics, Mr Lam Sai-hung, led a delegation comprising the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board, the Marine Department, Invest Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council to visit Tokyo to promote Hong Kong's maritime and port industry.

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June 18, 2024

Hong Kong rose to rank fifth in World Competitiveness Yearbook 2024

In the latest World Competitiveness Yearbook 2024 published by the International Institute for Management Development, Hong Kong's ranking improved by two places to fifth globally.

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June 2, 2024

Hong Kong Cup dragon boat race held in Yokohama

The Hong Kong Cup dragon boat race was held at the promenade of Yamashita Park in Yokohama on June 2. The championship went to Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association, which beat 27 other teams in the race.

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May 21, 2024

Japanese companies join innovation and technology mission to understand Hong Kong's investment environment and explore business opportunities

​Invest Hong Kong and Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo) jointly organised an Innovation and Technology (Biotech) Mission, comprising 15 delegates from 10 Japanese biotechnology companies, two Japanese venture capital firms and a Japanese startup incubator to visit Hong Kong from May 15 to 18 to understand Hong Kong's innovation and technology (I&T) market and its investment environment.

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May 15 & 16, 2024

The Hong Kong City Pavilion in the SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024 (15 & 16 May)

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo) and Invest Hong Kong will set up a Hong Kong City Pavilion at the SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024 Global Startup Program, a global startup event which is expected to attract over 40,000 visitors, at Tokyo Big Sight on 15 and 16 May 2024.
With the theme “Dynamic Hong Kong”, the Hong Kong Pavilion will bring together 20 Hong Kong startups to showcase their business, services and products and to seek business opportunities and collaboration. It will also introduce to Japanese and international business community Hong Kong's dynamic business environment, vibrant and diverse start-up ecosystem and proactive approach to I&T.

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April 26, 2024

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo) organised networking luncheon on “Developing Global Business in Hong Kong from the Legal Perspective”in Tokyo

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo) and The Law Society of Hong Kong jointly organised a networking luncheon in Tokyo on 26 April to promote Hong Kong’s advantages as a global business partner and the strategic role of Hong Kong’s legal system and services in international business.

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March 21, 2024

Hong Kong maintains fourth place in Global Financial Centres Index

Hong Kong maintained fourth place globally in the latest edition of Global Financial Centres Index published by the Z/Yen from the United Kingdom and the China Development Institute from Shenzhen.

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March 6, 2024

Hong Kong movies showcased at Osaka Asian Film Festival

The 19th Osaka Asian Film Festival from March 1 to 10 runs a "Special Focus on Hong Kong" feature programme, showcasing the vibrancy of Hong Kong's film industry to Japanese movie lovers.

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February 28, 2024

2024-25 Budget: Advance with Confidence, Seize Opportunities, Strive for High-quality Development

Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary, Mr Paul Chan, unveiled on 28 February the 2024-25 Budget, which presents a series of measures aimed at bolstering confidence and creating favourable conditions for recovery. These include continuing to attract enterprises, capital and talent on all fronts, as well as providing assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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February 22, 2024

Art March 2024

Art March 2024 was launched on 22 February, highlighting a series of mega arts and cultural events that will take place in Hong Kong.

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February 21, 2024

Tokyo ETO holds spring reception to celebrate Year of Dragon

Some 450 guests attended a spring reception in Tokyo on 21 February organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo) to celebrate the Year of the Dragon.

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November 2 to 5, 2023

Hong Kong Film Festival 2023 "Making Waves - Navigators of Hong Kong Cinema" held in Tokyo

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo) and the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society jointly presented a Hong Kong film festival from 2 to 5 November 2023 at Yebisu Garden Cinema in Ebisu, Tokyo, showcasing a selection of new and restored Hong Kong films.


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October 25, 2023

Policy Address - Boosting the economy, supporting business

The Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, delivered on 25 October his second Policy Address, which outlined a range of measures to boost Hong Kong's economy and support businesses, taking full advantage of Hong Kong's strengths under "one country, two systems".
The initiatives include Hong Kong's development of the "eight centres" - outlined in the National 14th Five-Year Plan.
To boost the city's strength as a global hub for commerce and finance, the Government would promote a "headquarters economy" to attract more Mainland and overseas enterprises and talents to the city. Foreigners working in overseas companies in Hong Kong will be eligible for multiple-entry visas to the mainland, with fast-track processing of their applications.

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September 19, 2023

Hong Kong continues to rank among top of world's freest economies

In the Economic Freedom of the World 2023 Annual Report published by the Fraser Institute, Hong Kong continues to rank among the top, second globally.
Among the five areas of assessment in the Report, Hong Kong continued to rank top in "Freedom to trade internationally", and third globally in "Regulation". Our scores and rankings in "Size of government" and "Sound money" also improved from those of last year.

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August 31, 2023

Asian Youth Orchestra performed in Kurobe and Tokyo

The Asian Youth Orchestra presented one concert in Kurobe on 28 August, and two concerts at the Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall in Tokyo on 31 and 31 August, which concluded the orchestra's concert tour this season across Europe and Asia.

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June 20, 2023

SCED continues visit in Japan

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Algernon Yau on 20 June continued his visit in Tokyo, and met with a number of Japanese business leaders and government officials to promote Hong Kong's unique advantages and potentials as well as the immense opportunities brought about by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development.

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June 19, 2023

SCED officiates at reception in Japan to mark 35th anniversary of establishment of Tokyo ETO

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Algernon Yau, on 19 June officiated at a reception to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Tokyo, during his visit to Tokyo.

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