Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Conferences & Workshops Details

India-Japan Economic Relations: Bilateral Dimensions

(Venue: Viceroy Hall, Claridges Hotel, New Delhi)

November 17, 2015


0900-0930       Registration


0930-1015       Opening Session 

0930-0940       Welcoming Remarks:

Amb. H.K. Singh, Professor for Strategic Studies, ICRIER 

Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

H.E. Ambassador Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan


0940-1015       Keynote Address by Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways,

on “Japan-India Partnership in Building Railway Infrastructure”




1015-1030       Coffee Break


1030-1145       Session 1: “Make in India”: Japan’s Role in Enhancing India’s Manufacturing Prowess                        

Chair:  Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and CE, ICRIER          

Mr. R.C. Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd.

“India’s Automotive Sector and Japan”

Ms. Shubhra Singh, Joint Secretary, DIPP

“Framework of India-Japan Cooperation in Manufacturing” [Download Presentation

Mr. Ichiro Abe, Special Advisor to Minister’s Secretariat, METI and

Director, JETRO Office, New Delhi

“JETRO’s Role in Accelerating Japanese FDI”  [Download Presentation

Mr. Masazumi Konishi, President, JCCII, and MD, Sojitz India

“India’s Business Environment”  [Download Presentation]    


1145-1200       Coffee Break



1200-1315       Session 2Building India’sEconomicInfrastructure and Connectivity                        

Chair:  Mr. Ajay Shankar, Chairman, Expert Committee on Regulatory Approval 

Mr. Katsuo Matsumoto, Deputy DG for South Asia, JICA

“Japan’s Role in Building India’s Economic Infrastructure”  [Download Presentation]    

Industrial Corridors: 

Mr. Alkesh Sharma, CEO & MD, DMICDC

“DMIC Project Implementation” [Download Presentation]   

Railway Corridors: 

Mr. Girish Pillai, Adviser (Infrastructure), Railway Board

“Implementation of Railway Freight Corridors”  [Download Presentation]     



1315-1415       Lunch (all participants and attendees)  


1415-1530       Session 3: Role of IT Services                         

Chair: Mr. Som Mittal, Former President, NASSCOM 

Mr. BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman, NASSCOM

“India’s IT Services Sector and the Japan Opportunity” 

Mr. Masayoshi Tamura, GM, Software Group, Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd.

“India-Japan Cooperation on IT – the Japanese Perspective” [Download Presentation

 Mr. J.S. Deepak, Secretary, Department of Electronics & IT

“Policy Initiatives to Enhance Exports of Indian IT Services to Japan” [Download Presentation]       


1530-1545       Coffee Break  


1545-1715       Session 4: India–Japan Investment Promotion Partnership: Financing India’s Growth                        

Chair: Dr. Jaimini Bhagwati, RBI Chair Professor, ICRIER


Dr. Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, ADBI, Tokyo

“Infrastructure Finance and Pension Funds”    [Download Presentation

Mr. Shin Oya, Chief Representative, JBIC

“Promoting Public and Private Financial Flows to India” 

Mr. Hiroyuki Kakita, Country Head for India, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

“Role of Major Japanese Banks in Channeling FDI, FII and Long Term Infrastructure Funding”

Mr. Taiju Hisai, Regional Executive for India, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

“Business Promotion Incentives”    [Download Presentation


1715-1745       Concluding Session 

Concluding remarks: 

H.E. Ambassador Takeshi Yagi, Ambassador of Japan, 

Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER 

Amb. H.K. Singh, Professor for Strategic Studies, ICRIER


1800-2000:      Conference concluding dinner (all participants and attendees)


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