Ambassador KITAOKA had a meeting with Mr. KAEVATS, Adviser of the State Chancellery on national digitization

Together with Mr. Kaevats and Ms. Antson
Stenbock House
On 20th November, Ambassador KITAOKA visited State Chancellery “Stenbock House”, located at the beautiful old town of Tallinn, the capital.
He was accompanied by Mr. Tomoya SHIGENARI, a Second Secretary in charge of economic affairs at the Japanese Embassy.
The purpose of the Ambassador’s visit is to have a meeting with Mr. Marten KAEVATS, Adviser of the Strategy Unit, and Ms. Agaate ANTSON, Business Diplomacy Digital Adviser of the Foreign Ministry.
In February this year, Mr. KAEVATS visited Japan as a member of the delegation of H. E. Mr. Jüri RATAS, Prime Minister.
Ambassador KITAOKA was very much impressed by the remarks made by Mr. KAEVATS at the meetings in Japan, and asked him for the appointment, which has materialized eventually!

The meeting started with Mr. KAEVATS’ briefing on the most digitized country, Estonia, especially on the secrets of Estonian success in her digitization, and on her future goals for the further digitization.
Ambassador had learned Mr. KAEVATS’ concept of digitization only through media articles on the interview with him.
Therefore, the meeting this time turned out to be a very precious occasion for the Ambassador to understand Mr. KAEVATS’ concept more deeply.

It was followed by the discussion, joined by Ms. ANTSON, on the possibility of the cooperation in the field of digitization between Estonia and Japan. 
Now, Japan has put her most emphasis on the digitization.
It is very much expected that Estonia and Japan could strengthen cooperation in digitization, which has a crucial importance for the future of Japan.
This meeting turned out to be a precious kickoff towards that goal.