The MOU Signing Ceremony on Healthcare Cooperation & International Sysposium on Healthcare between TAIWAN & JAPAN
▲Group photo of The MOU Signing Ceremony
(From left to right: Chairman CHEN, YU-RAY of MET, Chairman SU JIA-CHYUAN of Taiwan-Japan Relations Association, Minister HSUEH JUI-YUAN of Health and Welfare, Deputy Representative Takashi Hattori of Japan–Taiwan Exchange Association, Vice Chairman Kenichi Komatsu of MEJ)
Witnessed by Minister of Health and Welfare Hsueh Jui-Yuan, Chairman of Taiwan-Japan Relations Association Su Jia-Chyuan and Deputy Representative of Japan–Taiwan Exchange Association Takashi Hattori, the "Memorandum of Promoting Cooperation in the Medical and Health Field between Taiwan and Japan" for Medical Excellence TAIWAN (MET) and Medical Excellence Japan (MEJ) was signed by MET Chairman Chen, Yu-Ray with MEJ Chairman Hiroshi Kasanuki and Vice Chairman Kenichi Komatsu. The signing ceremony was originally scheduled for December 18, 2021 but postponed until now, due to the rampage of Covid-19 pandemic and the tightening of border control in various countries. With the alliance partnership, MET and MEJ will gather resources and accelerate close cooperation to jointly drive the development of the medical and health industries in both Taiwan and Japan so as to extend and spread the MExx concept.
In view of Taiwan’s outstanding performance in digital epidemic prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic period in the past two plus years, Minister of Digital Affairs Audrey Tang was invited as a special guest speaker at the seminar. Her speech also serves to kick off the three major themes ─ “Promoting the Globalization of Healthcare”, “Current Situation and Challenges of Advanced Diagnostic and Treatment Technology Services”, “The Future and Prospect of Digital Healthcare” for the forum on September 3. For each of the themes and its subtopics, experts from Taiwan and Japan were invited to publish and share the latest achievements and trends and authoritative experts were invited to serve as commentators, hoping that the elites from industry, government and academia could help deepen the international exchanges and interactions between the medical and health industries of the two countries.
Participating in the grand event were many Taiwanese and Japanese experts, scholars, medical institutions, academic associations, and industry players. In addition, simultaneously held at the venue in Tokyo, Japan was a video conferencing of this event, in which more than 200 Taiwanese and Japanese VIPs took part. It is expected that a Taiwanese delegation will be organized to visit key medical institutions and academic research units in Japan at the end of this year, so as to continue the intense exchanges between Taiwan and Japan, explore business opportunities and open a new chapter for both sides.