Philippine Investment Promotion Activities in Western Japan

The Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Osaka undertakes DTI’s trade and investment promotions in western Japan. Its 2014 work program calls for a total of 19 promotional events. 13 of these are investment-related: 5 seminars, 4 JP missions to the Philippines, 2 Philippine missions to Japan, and 2 participations in local investment fairs. 6 are trade-related: 2 buying missions to the bi-annual Manila FAME shows, and 4 participations in local trade fairs.

In 2013, PTIC Osaka organized 10 investment-related events which established business contacts with 815 Japanese attendees, generated 10 individual Japanese company missions to the Philippines, resulting in the setting up of 7 investment projects with total project cost of $84M, and 15 additional projects in the pipeline. On the trade side, 85 new importers were developed, 339 Philippine companies established contacts with Japanese missions to the Philippines, 14 Philippine companies participated in Japanese fairs, resulting in $15.7M in reported sales.

As DTI point person for auto industry policy and the crafting of the Philippine automotive industry revitalization program, PTIC Osaka Commercial Counselor RV Manlapig, liaises with the Philippine auto and auto parts industry and the Japanese carmakers. In March 2014, Mitsubishi Motors Corp (MMC) announced its plan to make the Philippines its 3rd manufacturing hub in ASEAN with an initial P10B capex infusion,and increase its current production from 15,000 units/year to 100,000 units/year by 2021.


Sakai City, March 13, 2014 – PEZA Director General Lilia B. De Lima with Shimano Corporation President Mr. Yozo Shimano (4th from left). Shimano has established facilities in a 12.3ha lot at FPIP in Tanauan, Batangas, to produce bicycle components; total investment JPY3.5B ($35M); start of operations by December 2014.


Manila, October 2012 - STR RV Manlapig (Standing, 4th from left) with participants of the 27-member Osaka Business Mission to the Philippines, a joint project with the Osaka Prefecture government and JETRO.


Kyoto, March 14, 2014 – PEZA DG Lilia B. De Lima with Murata Corp. EVP Yoshitaka Fujita (Front right). Murata has invested P350M in a 22.7ha ceramic capacitor manufacturing facility at FPIP in Tanuan, Batangas. Murata’s investment commitment over the next six years will reach $400M.


Nagoya, January 16, 2014 – PEZA DG Lilia B. De Lima with Dynapac Co., Ltd. Senior Managing Executi ve Director Toshiaki Morinaga. Dynapac is establishing an initial $500K Philippine operations at the LIMA Industrial Park in Lipa, Batangas for the development, distribution and sales of packaging materials for printing devices and other consumer products. Dynapac, a major packaging player in Japan, is expected to make profound contributions towards improving much needed capabilities in product packaging.

osaka4ber 2013 - DTI Usec. PC Manalo with participants of the 17-member Japanese buying mission to Manila FAME from Western Japan. The mission generated $2.4M sales.


MManila, May 16, 2013 – STR RV Manlapig with participants of the 17-member Japanese buying mission from Western Japan. The mission generated $1.4M of sales.


Nagoya, March 2013 – DTI Sec. GL Domingo, Usec. AS Cristobal and PEZA DG De Lima with Toyota Managing Officer Kyoichi Tanada (5th from left) and Toyota Japanese parts suppliers during the Nagoya mission to roll out the Philippine auto manufacturing revitalization initiative. An earlier investment seminar was attended by 182 business leaders from the greater Nagoya area.


Osaka, September 11-13, 2013 - STR RV Manlapig with Consul General T. Taguiang (Front row, 4th from left) and Philippine exhibitors at the FABEX at Intex Asian Food Show. Total sales generated $12.7M.


Manila, October 10, 2013 – STR RV Manlapig with the Philippine Automotive Competitiveness Council (PACCI) for consultations on the Automotive Manufacturing Industry Revitalization Program

Malacanang Manila, March 19, 2014 – Pres BS Aquino, with Sec GL Domingo and STR Manlapig with Mitsubishi Motors Corp MMC chairman Osamu Masuko and MMC executives. Mitsubishi announced its plan to make the Philippines its 3rd auto manufacturing hub in ASEAN to ramp-up production to 100,000 units/year by 2021.