Third meeting of Cross Party Group on Japan at the Scottish Parliament (24th September)

On 24th September, the third meeting of the Cross Party Group on Japan was held at the Scottish Parliament.
In addition to group’s chair Dean Lockhart MSP and Vice-chair Maureen Watt MSP, Alexander Stewart MSP, Bill Bowman MSP, Tom Mason MSP, Liam MacArthur MSP, those in the field of culture and economics, as well as Consul General (CG) Takaoka and Deputy CG Fujimoto attended. 

Patrick Hughes from the Scottish Seafood Association reported that exports of seafood to Japan has seen a significant increase and success.
David Whiteford of the Scottish Rugby Union praised the Rugby World Cup for creating opportunities with the Scottish team's official camp city Nagasaki as well as promoting Scottish export products to Japanese consumers. 

In his speech, the CG highlighted the success of Scottish salmon’s salmon due to import tariff reductions, as well as the historic contributions of Scotland to the modernisation of Japan and to Japanese culture.