China Mobile International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile, has hosted an opening ceremony for its first Japan office, as part of a push to capitalize on a boost in Chinese tourism during the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.

The ceremony was attended by Mr. Song Yaoming, Minister for Economic and Commercial Affairs, Chinese Embassy in Japan, Mr. Takagi Seiji, Director, International Strategy Bureau, Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Mr. Jian Qin, Vice President, China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd., and Mr. Li Feng, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, China Mobile International Ltd.

“The 2020 Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo, which will bring many business opportunities to Japan,” said Mr. Song Yaoming. “The numbers of tourists from around the world, especially China, will increase significantly. Telecommunications services will be one of the key developments in Japan’s infrastructure preparations. By establishing the CMI Japan office, we hope to facilitate not only new business for Chinese and Japanese companies, but convenience for the tourists with better rates and services in mobile roaming and other areas.”

Mr. Takagi Seiji added, “While government support is important, enterprises are principal in strengthening the telecommunications cooperation between the two countries. Japanese telecom companies are actively engaged in China and are working globally with Chinese enterprises. Chinese companies have also been active within Japan.”

CMI has established 41 points of presence across Asia, providing services such as transmission and communications, IPVPN and the Internet, and has taken part in the construction of the NCP, SJC and SJC2 submarine cable projects.

Going forward, China Mobile International said it will continue to participate in the construction of international communications facilities, and provide high-quality connectivity services for operators and enterprises.

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