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19 Nov 2010

Aerospace: CRIAQ signs cooperation agreement in Japan

Left to right: Takaaki Abo, Trade Attaché (DGQT), Yoshiko Matsunaga (JASPA), Louis Bélanger, Economic Services Director (DGQT), Yasuhiro Senda (JASPA), Suzanne Éthier, Québec’s Delegate General in Tokyo, Mitsuo Okano, JASPA President, Kiyoshi Takizawa (JASPA), Yukata Konishi (JASPA), Mitsuru Fujino (JASPA) and Kyosuke Ai (JASPA)

The Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Québec (CRIAQ) signed a aeronautic technology cooperation agreement with the Japan Aerospace Parts Association (JASPA) on November 17, 2010.

Signed on the premises of the Québec government office in Tokyo (DGQT), the agreement paves the way to joint projects between CRIAQ and JASPA, which are respected organizations in the aerospace industries in Québec and Japan. It also offers the possibility of exploring potential cooperation via national and international information exchange programs.

The text provides for the joint organization of presentations and workshops in Japan and Québec, aimed at identifying areas of shared interest and action modes, taking into account the signatories’ respective expertise and needs.

The signing of the agreement flows from efforts and talks instigated by CRIAQ President and CEO André Bazergui, who travelled to Hiroshima, Nagoya and Tokyo in March 2010 to lead a series of seminars designed to stimulate interest among Japanese organizations and universities involved in aerospace research. His tour was organized in collaboration with the DGQT.

The initiative is aligned with a project to forge closer links between Montréal and Hiroshima, sister cities that have fostered friendly ties for the past 12 years.

Québec government office in Tokyo
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