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September 26, 2022

Lifting of Compulsory Quarantine Requirement on Arrival at Hong Kong

From 26 September, compulsory quarantine requirement for inbound persons from overseas places (including Japan) was lifted. There would be three days of medical surveillance during which inbound persons are free to go out, but cannot enter premises such as restaurants and bars.

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September 22, 2022

Join hands to grasp the Greater Bay Area opportunities

Listen to four leaders in different fields talk about Greater Bay Area Development and how Hong Kong’s unique advantages are helping enterprises and talents leverage the development opportunities of the Greater Bay Area.

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September 22, 2022

Hong Kong ranked fourth in Global Financial Centres Index

Hong Kong ranked fourth globally in the Global Financial Centres Index Report published on 22 September by the Z/Yen from the United Kingdom and the China Development Institute from Shenzhen.

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September 8, 2022

Hong Kong once again ranked as the world's freest economy

The Fraser Institute once again ranked Hong Kong as the world’s freest economy in the Economic Freedom of the World 2022 Annual Report. Hong Kong has gained the top rank since the inception of the report. Among the five areas of assessment, Hong Kong continued to rank top in "Freedom to Trade Internationally" and "Regulation".

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August 1, 2022

Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Tokyo Welcomes New Representative

Miss Winsome Au assumed the post of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Representative (Tokyo) on August 1, 2022, responsible for promoting closer economic and trade ties, understanding and cooperation, as well as cultural and tourism exchange between Hong Kong and Japan. She is acting as the Principal Hong Kong Economic and Trade Representative (Tokyo) at the same time.

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July 29, 2022

Gala dinner held in Tokyo to mark HKSAR’s 25th Anniversary

On 29 July, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo) organised a gala dinner in Tokyo to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), which was attended by some 200 guests from various sectors.

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July 28, 2022

"Hong Kong in Miniature" exhibition opens in Tokyo to showcase Hong Kong's cityscape and culture

"Hong Kong in Miniature" Exhibition @Tokyo 2022, which showcases 40 miniature models that capture the uniqueness and vibrancy of Hong Kong, opened in KITTE at Tokyo Marunouchi. The exhibition will be held till 7 August 2022.

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2022

25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

The year 2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). A series of celebration activities will be organised in Japan to showcase the various aspects of Hong Kong as a global business hub, an attractive tourism destination, a place with rich and unique culture, and a city full of creativity, character and artistic creation.

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May 8, 2022

CE-elect pledges new era of unity

John Lee was elected in the Sixth Term Chief Executive Election held on 8 May. His term of office will commence on 1 July 2022.
He pledged to start a new chapter for Hong Kong and build a caring, open and vibrant city full of hope, opportunities and harmony.

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April 29, 2022

Hong Kong House at Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2022 (till 13 Nov)

The Hong Kong House at the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2022 was opened in Tsunan in Niigata Prefecture, Japan, on 29 April. It presents creative work of Hong Kong artist anothermountainman (Stanley Wong) with the theme “Dialogue with Nature” to facilitate cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and Japan through art.

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February 23, 2022

2022-23 Budget to support livelihood and business and boost capacity for economic development

The Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Mr Paul Chan, announced the 2022-23 Budget Speech with a focus on the following areas –
・allocating adequate resources for an all-out effort to win the fight against the epidemic;
・supporting Hong Kong people and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to ride out of the epidemic;
・supporting the economy and fostering post-epidemic economic revival; and
・investing for the future by planning ahead for the medium- and long-term development of the economy.

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20 December 2021

White paper on "Hong Kong: Democratic Progress Under the Framework of One Country, Two Systems"

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, welcomes the publication of the white paper on "Hong Kong: Democratic Progress Under the Framework of One Country, Two Systems" on 20 December by the China’s State Council Information Office, which gives a detailed and systematic historical account of Hong Kong's democratic development.
The Central Government emphasises in the white paper that it will continue to develop and improve democracy in Hong Kong in line with the actual situation and in accordance with the Constitution, the Basic Law, and the relevant decisions of the National People's Congress and its Standing Committee; and it will work with all social groups, sectors and stakeholders towards the ultimate goal of election by universal suffrage of the Chief Executive and all members of the Legislative Council.

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For reference: White Paper (English version)

December 2, 2021

Webinar on "Hong Kong's Pathway to Carbon Neutrality by 2050 - Goals and Opportunities"

The webinar on “Hong Kong's Pathway to Carbon Neutrality by 2050 - Goals and Opportunities” held on 2 December was attended by about 450 business leaders and executives from Japan and Hong Kong. During the webinar, Secretary for the Environment, Mr WONG Kam-sing set out a series of proactive strategies and measures formulated by Hong Kong to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 as well as the business opportunities arising from the green initiatives.
Presentation materials and webinar recording have been uploaded onto our website.

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October 29, 2021

Webinar on "Hong Kong as the Green and Sustainable Finance Hub: Investments with Returns and Purpose”

The webinar on “Hong Kong as the Green and Sustainable Finance Hub: Investments with Returns and Purpose” held on 29 October was attended by about 240 business leaders and executives from Japan and Hong Kong. During the webinar, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Mr Christopher Hui updated the audience on the latest developments of green and sustainable finance in Hong Kong and the key initiatives to consolidate Hong Kong as the green and sustainable finance hub in the region.
Presentation materials and webinar recording have been uploaded onto our website.

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September 27, 2021

Report on Hong Kong's Business Environment: A Place with Unique Advantages and Unlimited Opportunities

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government published the "Report on Hong Kong's Business Environment: A Place with Unique Advantages and Unlimited Opportunities" on 27 September. The Report reviews and sets out Hong Kong's current business environment and advantages, and describes the development opportunities available to Hong Kong under the Mainland China's new phase and pattern of development.

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August 6, 2021

Hong Kong - Emerging Stronger and Beyond

The Principal Hong Kong Economic and Trade Representative (Tokyo), Ms Joyce HO, has published an article to give an update on Hong Kong’s latest developments. The article provides facts and figures demonstrating that Hong Kong has maintained its unique strengths, and encourages the Japanese businesses to partner with Hong Kong to tap the immense opportunities in the Mainland market.

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July 27, 2021

Webinar on “Hong Kong’s Latest Development and Opportunities” held on 27 July

The webinar on “Hong Kong’s Latest Development and Opportunities”, co-organised by the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo), was held on 27 July.
During the webinar, Principal Hong Kong Economic and Trade Representative (Tokyo) Ms Joyce HO; Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion (Business Development), Invest Hong Kong, Dr Jimmy CHIANG; and Director (Japan), Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Mr Benjamin YAU shared their insights on Hong Kong’s latest development and opportunities and addressed the issues raised by Keidanren members.

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Answers to Key Questions Received for Webinar on “Hong Kong as a pro-business gateway to China”

The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, addressed a wide range of questions during the webinar on “Hong Kong as a pro-business gateway to China” organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo) on 26 April. Mrs Lam’s answers to some of the questions received during registration and the webinar have been uploaded on our website.

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April 26, 2021

Webinar: Hong Kong as a pro-business gateway to China

The webinar on “Hong Kong as a pro-business gateway to China” held on 26 April was attended by more than 800 Japanese entrepreneurs and business executives.
During the webinar, the Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, highlighted how Hong Kong’s strong fundamentals and unique advantages under “One Country, Two Systems” make it an ideal partner for Japanese enterprises to tap the vast market in the Mainland of China, in particular the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Presentation materials and webinar recording have been uploaded to the event page in our website.

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Last Updated: September 28, 2022

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