BNI Moves Branch Office in Tokyo to Business District to Optimize Role of its Foreign Branch Offices

- 13 June 2022 15:03 WIB
The inaguration of BNI Tokyo office on June 9, 2022. (Photo/BNI)
The inaguration of BNI Tokyo office on June 9, 2022. (Photo/BNI)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk or BNI moved its Tokyo branch office to a more strategic business area. The new BNI Tokyo office is now in the business district at Nurihiko Building South Tower, Tokyo.

The new BNI Tokyo office was inaugurated on June 9, 2022, and was marked by the signing of an inscription by BNI President Director Royke Tumilaar.

Royke said that Japan is one of Indonesia's main trading partners through bilateral relations that have existed since 1958.

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In 1959, BNI was present in Tokyo as a Representative Office, which in 1968 was upgraded to a branch office so that it could serve various banking services and products.

"Of course, we continue to strive to strengthen the performance of overseas businesses and improve services to local customers, including the Diaspora. One of the steps we took was to relocate the BNI Tokyo office to a more strategic location, easily accessible and in the business district, namely to Nurihiko Building South Tower, Tokyo," he said in a press release, Friday, June 10, 2022.

Royke added that BNI Tokyo has a role as a bridge between Indonesia and Japan, as reflected in its role as a liaison, especially for Japanese companies, including small-medium scale investments in Indonesia.

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The new BNI Tokyo office has more space than the previous office with more complete facilities. Such as meeting rooms that can be used to serve the needs of Japanese companies when conducting business meetings with Indonesian companies.

In addition, BNI Tokyo provides a place to promote superior products of Indonesian MSMEs as well as facilitate business matching between buyers from Japan and sellers from the country.

"In fact, to reduce logistics costs and make MSME products more competitive, we have also collaborated with the Indonesian Embassy in setting up a Distribution Center. This distribution center uses a dropshipping strategy which is considered effective for MSMEs," he said.

Data shows that Japan has great business potential for Indonesia. Indonesia's trade volume with Japan is quite high, in 2021 reaching $32.5billion.

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