Business Trip to India and Thailand for the Trilateral Commission
Last week, I joined the annual Trilateral Commission meeting in Delhi, India, where I spoke about Japan’s commitment to advancing DFFT at the upcoming G7 summit.
In hopes of deepening ties between G7 and G20, I held a bilateral meeting with the Indian Minister of Electronics, Information Technology, Telecommunications, and Railways, Mr.Vaishnau. I also met with the Singapore Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Gan Kim Young, to discuss the mutual use of online payments, among other technologies.
During my layover at Bangkok airport, I also had the opportunity to visit an incubation center where many start-ups promoted by the Thai CP group are located. I exchanged views with the General Manager of the CP Group, Chairman Tanin, on digital technology and other topics.
Due to my duties in the Parliament, I had to depart late on Friday night (or really, early Saturday morning) and returned late on Sunday night (again, really Monday). So, I basically spent two nights in a row in the air.
Here’s how my trip went:
00 : 05 Depart from Haneda Airport NH849
05 : 10 Arrive in Bangkok
07：00 NH5945 (TG323) Depart from Bangkok
09：55 Arrive in Delhi
11：15 Bilateral Meeting with Mr. Vaishnaum, Minister of Electronics, Information Technology, Telecommunications, and Railways
I brought Fukushima peach potato chips as a souvenir.
12：35 Trilateral Commission Lunch
13：30 Interview for MINT magazine
14：00 Speech at “Strategic Vision of the Digital World” + Q&A
14：40 Session 5 Hearing
15：15 Bilateral Meeting with Mr. Gan Kim Yong, Singapore Minister of Trade and Industry
16：00 Discussions with private companies
16：35 Used UPI (cellphone payment) at a coffee shop
17：00 Hearing for a Session on SNS
19：00 Trilateral Commission 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner
Selfie with Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar!
00：20 Depart Delhi by NH5944 (TG316)
05：45 Arrive in Bangkok
07:20 Breakfast @ Japan Ambassador’s Residence
09：00 Visit to True Digital Park
10：30 Visit Lubua at State Tower
12：00 Luncheon hosted by CP Group Senior Chairman Tanin
14：50 Depart Bangkok NH5966（TG660)
22：30 Arrive at Haneda