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June 4, 2023

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 4. The championship went to Hong Kong China Dragon Boat Association, which beat 14 other teams in the race.

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April 1, 2023

All pre-departure testing requirements removed from 1 April

All pre-departure testing requirements for inbound persons from overseas places (including Japan) to Hong Kong have been removed from 1 April. In other words, people going to Hong Kong are no longer required to conduct any COVID-19 test before and after arrival.

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March 23, 2023

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 16, 2023

Overseas premiere of Hong Kong movie "Lost Love" held during Osaka Asian Film Festival

Supported by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo), the "Hong Kong Gala Screening" featuring the Hong Kong film "Lost Love" was held in Osaka on 16 March during the 18th Osaka Asian Film Festival.

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February 22, 2023

2023-24 Budget to promote high-quality development of Hong Kong

The Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, Mr Paul Chan, announced the first Budget of the current-term government on 22 February 2023 to pursue economic growth, move to high-quality development and enhance people's quality of life.

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March 31 to April 6, 2023

Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Japan Tour

The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra will present four concerts in Japan: Tokyo on 31 March (Fri), Sapporo on 2 April (Sun), Hyogo on 4 April (Tues), and Aichi on 6 April (Thursday).


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February 8, 2023

HKETO holds spring reception in Tokyo to celebrate Year of Rabbit

Some 400 guests attended a spring reception in Tokyo on 8 February organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo) to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit.

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February 6, 2023

Full Resumption of Normal Travel between Hong Kong and Mainland China

Normal travel between Hong Kong and the Mainland China has been fully resumed from 6 February. The arrangements concerned include opening up all boundary control points without imposing any prescribed daily numbers of people thereon, and cancelling the pre-departure nucleic acid test requirement (except for people with overseas travel history in previous 7 days).
The requirement for non-Hong Kong residents to be fully vaccinated for going to Hong Kong from overseas places has also been lifted since 6 February.

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February 2, 2023

"Hello Hong Kong" Campaign launched to promote Hong Kong around the world

The “Hello Hong Kong” is a large-scale global campaign with a series of promotional activities to welcome tourists, business travellers and investors from all over the world to visit Hong Kong. As part of the campaign, 500,000 free air tickets will be given away globally in phases from March by four Hong Kong-based airlines (Cathay Pacific Airways, Hong Kong Express, Hong Kong Airlines, and Greater Bay Airlines) through their respective channels.

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December 28, 2022

Talents Service Unit online platform commenced operation

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government launched the online platform of the Talents Service Unit to attract talents from all over the world more proactively and aggressively. The online platform provides information on the various talent admission schemes and enable applicants from around the world to submit applications more easily.

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December 23, 2022

Tokyo ETO Set up a Dedicated Team for Attracting Businesses and Talents

The Dedicated Team for Attracting Businesses and Talents has been set up since December 2022 under the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo) to proactively reach out to target enterprises and talents and encourage them to pursue expansion and growth in Hong Kong with a view to injecting impetus to the economic development of Hong Kong. The Dedicated Team also liaises with the world’s top 100 universities and promotes related talent admission schemes so as to enrich Hong Kong’s talent pool.

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October 19, 2022

Chief Executive unveiled his maiden Policy Address

The Chief Executive, Mr John Lee, unveiled his Policy Address on 19 October to outline the Hong Kong Government's strategies to compete for enterprises and talents to strengthen the city’s competitiveness.
His initiatives include setting up an Office for Attracting Strategic Enterprises and a Top Talent Pass Scheme, as well as establishing a new HK$30 billion (US$3.8b) Co-Investment Fund to attract enterprises to set up operations in Hong Kong and investing in their businesses.
Mr Lee also set out a four-pronged strategy for taking Hong Kong’s innovation and technology (I&T) development to the next level. The key enhancing the city's I&T ecosystem, enlarging the pool of local and non-local I&T talents, developing Hong Kong into a smart city and proactively integrating into the overall development of the country. A new HK$10 billion (US$1.28b) scheme will be launched next year to support commercialisation of R&D outcomes.

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November 9 to 13, 2022

“Making Waves – Navigators of Hong Kong Cinema” in Tokyo

“Making Waves - Navigators of Hong Kong Cinema” is a touring film programme to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The Japan edition will be held from 9 to 13 November at Bunkamura Le Cinema in Shibuya, Tokyo, screening 8 Hong Kong movies.

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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 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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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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Last Updated: June 05, 2023

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