35th anniversary of the State of Bavaria Representative Office in Tokyo: Panel discussion, award ceremony & interview with Herbert Hainer, President of FC Bayern

During the event with more than 100 guests, the not-so-new representative of the Free State of Bavaria in Japan, Ms. Susanne Schierok, was introduced and the topics of DeepTech & Innovations in the context of Bavarian-Japanese economic relations were discussed during a panel discussion. Participants of the panel were representatives of Schaeffler, German Bionic Systems and the Japanese company Toray Industries.

This was followed by the awarding of seven Japanese companies based in Bavaria in the categories of „Loyalty Award“, „Newcomers Award“ and „Regional Commitment Award“. We congratulate warmly, wish continued success in the Free State and are always available for further support.

Another highlight was the interview with Mr. Herbert Hainer, President of FC Bayern Munich and long-time CEO of adidas AG. Our colleague Ms. Kaori Yamaguchi-Humpert and the audience got exciting insights about the activities of the worldwide known soccer club and why the development of the club as well as the economic cooperation between Japan and Bavaria are real success stories.

Finally, Mr. Shinichi Okumura was appointed honorary ambassador of the Free State of Bavaria in Japan in recognition of his many years of commitment to the Japanese community in Bavaria. The successful evening ended with Bavarian-Japanese specialties and intensive networking.

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