Mangalore: Young Japanese politicians in city on study mission

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.

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  • John Tauro, M'lore / Kwt

    Tue, Nov 12 2013

    A Japanese delegation visited Bihar when Laluji was CM. They seemed to have told Laluji, “ if you handover Bihar to us, we’ll make it look like Japan within 5 years.” Lalji replied, “You need 5 years, such a long time? Give your Japan to me, I’ll turn it into Bihar within 5 days.”

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'lore

    Tue, Nov 12 2013

    Kudos KCCI! All the best...

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  • Albert Gonsalves, Mangalore / UAE

    Tue, Nov 12 2013

    Warm welcome to Mangalore ! Mangalore needs your expertise and investments in industries, infrastructure and tourism.

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Tue, Nov 12 2013

    Japanese politicians must meet Mr Deve Gowda and Mr.Yedyurappa.. If possible Nurse Renukacharya and smart looking Eshwarappa !!

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  • R.Bhandarkar, M'lore

    Tue, Nov 12 2013

    Kudos KCCI ! Keep up the good work!

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  • Eric Coelho, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 12 2013

    I really feel ashamed as an Indian that young Japanese Politicians were invited to KCCI. If we see the location and the approach road to KCCI makes me as an Indian hang my head in Shame. A few days back KCCI held a talk on improving infrastructure of Mangalore especially the roads meeting the heavy input of vehicles. KCCI should learn to see its own backyard before holding such talks and seminars. The present location of KCCI gives a bad impression of our city. It is time that KCCI moves into a location that has set high standards. Time to think.

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  • Lavin Noronha, Paladka

    Tue, Nov 12 2013

    What Japanese politicians have to study from Mangaloreans?. How to protect women folks, How to vandalize places of worship, How to protect culture, How to collect hafta, How underworld works, how to mobilize mobs to vandalize public property, How to build senas, how to build world class roads, How to construct flyovers within record time, how to manage street hawkers, how to manage drainage systems, how to manage central markets, how our police department works so efficiently or how our politicians work so tirelessly.. is this what they will study?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Nov 12 2013

    Now even Japan knows that Mangalore is one of the fast developing cities in INDIA....

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