Commissioner Breton in Asia to discuss digital and tech matters

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This week, Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, will travel to Japan and South Korea to engage with officials and industry leaders on digital and tech matters. This will be an opportunity to discuss with Asian partners the upcoming European Chips Act and develop contacts on the broader digital partnership agreements with Japan and Korea, which were announced in the EU Indo-Pacific Strategy. On 28 September, Commissioner Breton will meet the Minister for  Internal Affairs and Communications, Ryota Takeda; Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry, Hiroshi Kajiyama; the Minister for Digital Transformation, Takuya Hirai; the Chairman of the Board of NEC, Nobuhiro Endo and the CEO of Fujitsu, Mr Takahito Tokita. The following day, on 29 September, Commissioner Breton will meet with Mr Toshiki Kawai, the CEO of Tokyo Electron (TEL), one of the major Japanese semiconductor companies, and attend a round table discussion with business representatives. On 30 September and 1 October, Commissioner Breton will be in South Korea to meet with officials and industry leaders.