Message from the CEO
Message from the CEO
October 23, 2020
Despite the continual growth in the global infrastructure markets especially in Asia, Japan's public sector investment is contracting against the backdrop of a declining population. Promoting Japanese companies’ overseas business through export of infrastructure systems encompassing the full scale of Japan's experience and knowledge of high-end technology outside of Japan is an important strategy to enable Japan to sustain its growth going forward.
As part of the solution to the above, the Japanese Government and the private sector have jointly celebrated the inauguration of Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport & Urban Development (JOIN) on October 20, 2014. The role of JOIN is to support and facilitate Japanese corporations to participate in the global infrastructure market, thereby expanding the business opportunities offered also to affiliated companies (ie: equipment manufacturers and contractors, etc.) and operators across the board.
At the dawn of this new decade, the world is facing a drastic change from the geo-economic point of view, not only because of digital transformation affecting the way we live and conduct business, but also the political and economic situation over the globe changing rapidly, including the spread of COVID-19.
There is no doubt that this decade will be a difficult one that cannot be handled by conventional business models. However, it will be a golden opportunity to pour out our wisdom and take risks to create a new one. No matter how business, politics and society itself change, the infrastructures supporting the foundation of people’s lives will never become unnecessary.
I believe that Japan and Japanese companies, with their many years of experience and technology in all aspects of infrastructures, will surely be able to seize the opportunities in this new era.
As an investment fund specializing in the infrastructure field, we aim to be a reliable partner for Japanese companies expanding their business, by working together hand in hand on various issues.
Through JOIN, we aspire to actively contribute to the development of overseas countries, and to the overseas projects overseen by Japan's infrastructure corporations. We are very excited to be here at JOIN and look very much forward to working with partners in building together a better and brighter future.