Visiting member of the House of Councilors in the Japanese parliament Teruhiko Mashiko and first deputy to chairman of Kuwait\'s Chamber of Commerce and Industry Khalid al-Saqer discussed today bilateral relations between Kuwait and Japan and means of boosting them. Al-Saqer noted that Kuwait was about to launch a massive development plan involving mega infrastructure projects ranging from building new hospitals, schools, highways to expanding the current airport and bringing to life the much-awaited metro project. He hoped that Japanese expertise and know-how would take part in these projects. Mashiko said his country valued the long relationship with Kuwait and appreciated its help during the difficult time when the tsunami struck Japan. He said his country was currently on the rebound from that calamity, though there were still many challenges to be dealt with, among them has been repairing the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant, which is nearly operational at this stage. He vowed more cooperation with Kuwait on economic and scientific levels.