Lithuania’s Embassy in Japan organizes working lunch with NB8 Ambassadors, Governor of Japan Bank for International Cooperation
The Ambassador Gediminas Varvuolis hosted a working lunch with the Ambassadors of the Nordic-Baltic Eight (NB8) and the Governor of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) Tadashi Maeda.
This is the first event of the NB8 framework in Japan in recent years and the first event organized by the Lithuanian Embassy after the lifting of the state of emergency in Japan. Participants discussed JBIC's investment in startups in NB8 countries through the venture capital fund NordicNinja, as well as potential investments in infrastructure projects such as Rail Baltica.
JBIC's growing focus on renewable energy was assessed in light of the challenges of nuclear energy in Japan. Insights were shared on the topics of business operations in the post-pandemic world and the change of global supply chains, as well as societal trends such as women empowerment.