Law Minister Barrister Farogh Naseem says Pakistan wants peace in the region, which can be attained only through dialogue and peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue.
Talking to Japanese Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda in Islamabad on Friday, he said Pakistanis never resorted to bashing India even during general elections.
The Minister said Japan can have Pakistan as an important ally in the region.
He invited the Japanese Ambassador to meet business community in Pakistan to upgrade economic relations between the two countries to a new level.
The Japanese Ambassador said there are a number of areas where Japan and Pakistan can collaborate in addition to automobile industry.
He said the two countries can work together to improve food and fishing industry in Pakistan, education and women empowerment.
He said the Japanese plan to open their labour market to the world and Pakistanis in particular.