The JMF is pursuing international exchange and cooperation with foreign organizations involved with the machinery industries such as the German Engineering Association (VDMA) and the Korea Association of Machinery Industry (KOAMI). In June 2014, Dr. Reinhold Festge, VDMA Chairman, made a formal courtesy visit to the JMF and met with JMF Chairman Okamura.
In addition, the JMF has sent business missions abroad to study the market trends and investment environment, etc., in newly developing countries in order to develop future strategies for the Japanese machinery industries. JMF missions visited India in February 2007, Ukraine and Romania in February 2008, Singapore and Vietnam in February 2010, Croatia and Serbia in February 2011, Turkey in February 2012, and Indonesia in February 2014. In the countries visited, mission members met with Cabinet members and visited government agencies, domestic companies, and Japanese companies that have entered the market in these countries—all in the effort to establish and strengthen trade and investment relationships with our foreign counterparts in the machinery industry.
JMF Chairman Okamura with VDMA Chairman Festge
JMF Mission at Toshiba Home Appliances Corp. in Indonesia