Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

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Workshop India-Japan Partnership for Economic Development in the Northeast

Tamarind Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi

(Tuesday) March 20, 2018





11:00 AM

Inaugural by Naveen Verma, Secretary, DONER


11:30 AM

Session 1: Infrastructure Development in NER and Current Status of India-Japan Engagement


Chair – V. S. Seshadri, Former Vice Chairman, RIS



Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Tokyo
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Takema Sakamoto, Chief Representative, JICA India 
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Narendra Taneja, Well Known Energy Expert & National Spokesperson, BJP

Manoj Pant, Director, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)


1:00 PM



2:00 PM

Session 2: Attracting Japanese FDI to NER and Enhancing Market Linkages with ASEAN   


Chair – Rajeev Kher, Former Commerce Secretary, Govt. of India



Vandana Kumar, Joint Secretary, DIPP, Govt. of India

Ram Upendra Das, Head, Centre for Regional Trade, IIFT

Ravi Kota, Assam Principal Resident Commissioner, New Delhi 
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Alemtemshi Jamir, Member, Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party, Nagaland & Former Chief  Secretary Nagaland

Palin Khundongbam, Chairman cum Managing Director, Shija, Manipur 
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3:15 PM

Coffee Break


3:30 PM 

Panel Discussion: Generating a Long-Term Vision for India-Japan Partnership in the Northeast


Chair  – Shakti Sinha, Director, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML)



Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Tokyo 

Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa, Former Indian Ambassador to Japan

Gautam Mukhopadhaya, Former Indian Ambassador to Myanmar


7:00 PM

Special Session on Manipur and India-Japan Partnership


Welcome Remarks by Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER

Presentation on  Manipur’s Act East Policy

Keynote Address by H.E. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India

Keynote Address by Shri Nongthombam Biren Singh, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Manipur


8: 30 PM




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