Mangalore: Young Japanese politicians in city on study mission
Pics: Brijesh Garodi
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (BG)
Mangalore, Nov 12: Japanese delegates, mainly young politicians, are in the city on a study visit hosted by Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) and AINA Business Promotions Private Ltd.
Addressing the media in the KCCI conference hall here on Monday November 11, Mohammed Ameen, president of KCCI, said, “The delegation consists of representatives from different provinces or districts of Japan. Actually, they are members of a voluntary politician group: Ryoma Project. This is a group by young Japanese politicians who would really like to change Japan for the better. This time’s delegation leader Sohei Kamiya has a strong passion to change Japan for the better. He and Ryoma Project members have been working very actively all the time.”
“The delegation consists of seven Japanese local assemblymen. Their visit involves inspection of India and a dialogue meeting with Indian business persons. They are visiting Mangalore, Bangalore, and Delhi. Their original plan was to just visit big cities like Bangalore and Delhi but Satoru Komori and Haruku Ito, directors at AINA Business Promotions Private Limited, proposed the addition of Mangalore and then they decided to visit Mangalore,” said Ameen.
“This time they are interested in industrial visits mainly, such as fisheries and nursing. They visited MSEZ site in the morning, Fr Muller Medical College and Unity Health Complex. Their total stay in India will be of eight days. We are expecting a good business tie-up with them,” he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Sohei Kamiya, previous Suita City Council member said, “About 68 years ago we had lost and were under the influence of America. But now America’s power is getting weak and China is growing stronger. India is indeed a good partner for Japan. But many Japanese are not aware of what exactly India is and where it stands. Hence, we wanted to know India better and moreover, wanted to know the impression of Indians about Japan, so we planned this visit.”
“Mangalore was introduced to us by Komori and we wanted to develop fishing and agriculture. Japan’s population is decreasing; hence, the work rate in Japan is also decreasing. So, we young politicians from various political parties have come together and formed a project to create good business tie-ups with India,” he added.
Katsuhito Takaiwa, Kanazawa City Council member, Hirohito Fuwa, Ishikawa prefectural assembly member, Yuichiro Kawa, Ishikawa prefectural assembly member, Kiyoto Motoyoshi, Ishikawa prefectural assembly member, Masamichi Matsubara, company director, Kenichi Minamide, Izumiotsu city council member, Ryo Tamura, company director (e-commerce), Uehara Chikako, Kamiya office staff/lawyer, Satoru Kamori, company director of AINA Business Promotions Private Ltd, and Haruka Ito, company director of AINA Business Promotions Private Ltd, were also present on the occasion.