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Embassy of India

Tokyo 

PRESS RELEASE

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Date : 27.06.2017

   In a solemn Certification Ceremony held this afternoon in the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI), in Tokyo, presided over by Japan’s State Minister for Economy Mr. Yosuke Takagi and Indian Ambassador to Japan Mr. Sujan R. Chinoy, representatives of the four Japanese companies viz., Suzuki, Daikin, Toyota and Yamaha were awarded certificates recognizing their skills transfer and training institutes being established in India.

2. India and Japan had signed a Memorandum of Co-operation (MoC) on the Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Japan in November 2016. The MoC was signed by METI Minister Mr. Hiroshige Seko and Ambassador Sujan R. Chinoy, in the presence of the Prime Ministers of India and Japan. The MoC aims to realize the bilateral objective to enhance the manufacturing base in India by training 30,000 persons over next 10 years in India with Japanese style manufacturing skills and practices thereby contributing to India’s flagship initiatives such as “Skill India” and “Make in India”.

3. Under this programme, four Japanese would be establishing Japan India Institutes of Manufacturing (JIM) in India. The four Japanese companies that were certified by METI have met the necessary requirement of involvement of Japanese company in operations, fair entrance examination for selection of students, educational programme that would impart key elements such as KAIZEN, 5S and other Japanese working methods etc.

Sl No

Japanese Company/Indian Subsidiary

Location of JIM

1.

M/s Suzuki (Maruti Suzuki India Limited)

Mehsana, Gujarat

2.

M/s Daikin (Daikin Airconditioning India Ltd)

Neemrana, Rajasthan

3.

M/s Toyota (Toyota Kirloskar Motor Ltd)

Bengaluru, Karnataka

4.

M/s Yamaha (India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd)

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

4. Speaking on the occasion, METI State Minister said that “the candidates trained at JIMs will develop into valuable human resources who can contribute to India’s manufacturing sector in the future”. He also added that “they will serve as bridge between India and Japan and also as a symbol of India-Japan co-operation”. Ambassador Sujan R. Chinoy, in his remarks, spoke of the importance of this programme in realizing the full potential of the India-Japan economic partnership and congratulated the four Japanese companies. Ambassador mentioned that Skill Development was a major priority area of the Government of India and expressed the hope that many Japanese companies would take part in the programme. He also said that “India’s youthful human resources could be trained to play a major role in meeting the requirements of the growing number of Japanese investments in India which had nearly doubled over the previous year” to reach 4.7 billion USD in 2016-17. Following this, Mr. Tatsuya Terazawa, Director General, METI presented the certificates to the representatives of the four Japanese companies, in the presence of the dignitaries. Mr. Osamu Suzuki, Chairman, Suzuki Motor Corporation, spoke on behalf of the representatives of the Japanese companies taking part in the programme.

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