Earlier today, the Japanese minister of IT, Science & Technology visited imec, the world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies based in Leuven. Minister Hirai also met with the Mayor of Leuven, Mohamed Ridouani.
The goal of the visit of the Japanese delegation was to visit the labs of imec, and to informally exchange knowledge and ideas between members of the Japanese government and the management of imec. Known as an innovative member of the Shinzo Abe administry, Minister Hirai was very pleased to meet prominent members of one of Europe's finest research centers.
The mayor of Leuven, Mohamed Ridouani, was also present to receive the Japanese delegation in his city. "Leuven seeks continuously to expand its international relations, and Japan is known for its innovative high-tech climate. The visit of the Japanese minister is therefore an honour for Leuven, and it will certainly further consolidate and improve the relationships between Leuven-based and Japanese companies."