The Forum for Partners in Iran's Marketplace

August 2011, No. 60

Trade & Business

Iran, Japan Exclusive

Kinichi Komano, Ambassador of Japan to Tehran

Interviewing Mr. Kinichi Komano, the ambassador of Japan to Iran, is a special event. He prefers to speak Persian while quoting poems from Sa'di or Hafez.

Has had studied Persian language at Shiraz University for two years some 40 years ago and with his good command of Persian, he can talk about the Iranian culture, literature, history and civilization.

The main topic of our negotiations was about economic and cultural relations between the two nations. He welcomed Iran International's decision to dedicate a special edition to economic and cultural relations between the two countries and asked his cultural and economic colleagues to cooperate with the magazine.

Since Japan is a mountainous and volcanic land, it has scarce resources, but its gross domestic product is the second highest in the world after the United States.

Service, industrial and agricultural sectors of Japan claim the highest share of that gross domestic product.

Japan enjoys one of the world's most advanced industries in such areas as automobile manufacture, electronic devices, machinery, steel and non-ferrous metals, shipbuilding, chemical industries, textiles and food industries.

Exports account for the lion's share of Japan's revenues and include transportation equipment, motorized equipment, electrical devices, chemicals and semi-conductors.

Japan also imports machinery and equipment, fuel, foodstuff, chemicals, textiles and raw materials.

In cooperation with the Japanese embassy in Tehran and Iran's embassy in Japan, Iran International magazine is to publish a special issue on development of cultural and economic relations between the two countries.


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