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TOKYO, April 29 (Itar-Tass) - Japanese businessmen seek to develop cooperation with Russia in medicine, the environmental protection, agriculture and light industry, a representative of the Japanese Business Federation (Keidanren), Motoyuki Oka, said.
Speaking at a press conference in Moscow on Monday, Oka said, “In addition to traditional fields of our cooperation, for example the fuel sector, we should develop contacts in new spheres.”
He said trade turnover between Russia and Japan continued to increase by reaching 33.4 billion U.S. dollars.
At present, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is in Moscow on the official visit. He is accompanied by the major delegation of Japanese businessmen. The delegation involves over 120 leaders of Japanese companies, including Toshiba Corp., Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., Olympus Corp., Hokkaido Bank, Sumitomo Corp., JX Holdings and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC).