I have various reasons to discuss the economic relations between Japan and Pakistan today. First, one of the most important and urgent tasks that the Pakistani Government faces is of course to achieve a robust and stable economic growth, thereby enabling to eradicate poverty from this country. As the largest bilateral donor and a major trade partner of Pakistan, it would be quite natural for Japan to place importance on the economic aspect of the relations with Pakistan. Second, this is an institute of business administration, and I imagine that the audience will show interest in the economic side of the bilateral relations, although our relations have been increasingly becoming multi-faceted. Third, Karachi is the commercial center of Pakistan, producing 65 % of GDP of the country, and would be the right place for me to discuss economics. Fourth, almost every day articles on Japan’s economy and the relations between Japan and Pakistan appear in major newspapers in Pakistan, they are not often discussed in a comprehensively manner and in an analytical way. But, I have to hastily add that my speech today may not fully satisfy you in terms of its coverage and analytical depth of the subject. This may prove to be a reckless attempt by an amateur.
Economic relations, International Economics, Management
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Kojima, S. (2007). Japan Pakistan economic relations: challenges and opportunities from Japan’s new economy. Business Review, 2(1), 6-13. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/businessreview/vol2/iss1/3
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