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India-Japan to foster cultural and people-to-people exchanges

Business communities to lead IJFF

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Business communities to lead IJFF

Source: FICCI.

The Indian and Japanese communities are set to get closer and enhance cultural linkages, said Ambassador of Japan to India, Kenji Hiramatsu, after launching the ‘India-Japan Friendship Forum’ (IJFF) in Delhi on 19 Dec 2018.

The IJFF would draw membership from various Indian and Japanese Industry leaders and eminent individuals.

It aims to further deepen engagements on art, culture, knowledge, and tourism.

IJFF would serve as an umbrella organisation for all the Indian and Japanese organisations to foster exchange of people and ideas.

India and Japan relationship attained a new level in recent times with strong initiatives of both the Governments, noted the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) which joined the Japanese Embassy in launching IJFF.

While business-to-business certainly assumes the centre stage, people-to-people connect has also gained momentum, augmenting the strategic partnership and making it more vibrant and dynamic, it said.

Hiramatsu would serve as the Chief Patron (Ex-officio) while Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa, Former Indian Ambassador to Japan chairs of the forum.

The first Executive Committee meeting of this Forum was hosted by Hiramastu.

Wadhwa added that the IJFF would bring Japanese knowledge and culture closer to Indians.

Sandip Somany, President, FICCI said that it was an honour for FICCI to join hands with the Embassy of Japan for this great initiative. fiinews.com

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