The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Japan. To celebrate this momentous year, the Indo-Japan Business Council has decided to host a series of events. Let us work together to forge a vibrant India-Japan relationship for future generations.


Organized by IJBC. Supported by Embassy of Japan, Delhi and Consulate General of Japan in Mumbai


Consulate General of Japan Mumbai

Goverment of Japan

Government of India

India Japan Laboratory

  

34

Speakers

18

Lectures

12

Fireside Chats

04

Panel Discussions

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IJBC-IJL Special Lecture Series
Session 4: Development perspectives  
27th August 2022 at 4 pm IST (7:30 pm JST) 
Session 4 highlights development challenges through governmental and non-governmental perspectives. The audience will be journeyed through JICA’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) cooperation to India, that has significantly contributed in strengthening the bilateral relations between India and Japan.                                                  

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S P E A K E R S

Meet our speakers who will join us in celebrating the Japan-India relationship.
(Adding more speakers everyday.)

Ambassador
Sanjay Kumar Varma

Ambassador of India to Japan

Dr. Fukahori Yasukata
Consul-General at Consulate-General of Japan in Mumbai

Mr. Siddharth Deshmukh
President, Indo-Japan Business Council.
CEO, Shimbi Labs

Ambassador
Hiroshi Hirabayashi

Former Ambassador to India and France
Chairman of JFSS

Dr. Rabinder Malik
President of Discover India Club (DIC)
A distinguished scholar, diplomat, educator, and musician

Prof. Tomohiko Taniguchi
Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management
Special Adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet (ret.)

Mr. Yukio Takeyari
Senior Researcher, 
Keio University
Former Managing Director, Sony India Software Centre Pvt. Ltd.

Prof. Rajib Shaw

 Graduate School of Media and Governance 

Keio University

Mr. Tomio Isogai
Freelance Advisor in
Indo-Japanese Relations
Director, Kansai Japan India Cultural Society, Kobe, Japan

Mr. Tomohide Ichiguchi
Deputy Director General,
South Asia Department,
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Mr. Kazuaki Ohashi
Vice Chairman
Yoga Organization of Japan

Mr. Kazuya Nakajo
Executive Vice President
JETRO

Prof. Anjula Gurtoo
Department of Management Studies. Chairperson,
Centre for Society and Policy, Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

Ms. Tomo Kawane
Senior Researcher
India Japan Laboratory,
Keio University
Independent Consultant
(25 years in Gujarat, Indian affairs, politics, languages, voluntary sector)

Dr. Hemanth Noothalapati
Assistant Professor
Department of Life Sciences
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
Shimane University
Japan

Mr. Abhishek Choudhury
VP, Industrial Relations
Indo-Japan Business Council.
Director; Nanobiz India Private Limited 

Ms. Noriko Shakti
Music Producer, Researcher

Ms. Yoko Deshmukh
JTF certified freelance translator

Mr. Salil Vaidya
Holder of MEXT scholarship (1998) and fellowship (2003)
Masters in Japanese (JNU) and German (Pune univ.).
Head of Japan BU at Rikaian Technology, Pune.

Ms. Rumy Joshi
CEO and founder of Fujiwara Japanese consultant

Mr. Swanand Deo
Program Director, Japan Region Asia GDCs, Fujitsu Consulting India

Dr. Srabani Roy Choudhury
Chairperson Center for East Asian Studies Professor, 

Japanese Division School of International Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University

Dr. Shahana Thankachan
Assistant Professor
University of Navarra, Spain.

Ms. Parul Bakshi
PhD Candidate at Jawaharlal Nehru University | JFJSF at The University of Tokyo

IJBC-IJL SPECIAL LECTURE SERIES 

The special lectures series by IJBC and IJL to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of India-Japan diplomatic relations

In 2022, India and Japan will mark the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic relations. The Indo-Japan Business Council (IJBC) and India Japan Laboratories (IJL) will host special lectures series on various facets of the India-Japan relationship to commemorate this. Topic includes -

1. India Japan: how near, how far
2. Information Technology, innovation, and industries 
3. June 2022: Business and innovation opportunities
4. August 2022: Development perspectives
5. Climate change, disaster risks, and social innovation
6. Culture, yoga, music

About IJBC | About IJL
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Guest on "Fireside Chat with Shaifali"

Mr. Hari Damle

Former President and Co-founder, JLTAP, Pune Retired Japanese Language professor Co-editor of Japanese-Marathi Basic Verb Dictionary

Chef Brehadeesh Kumar

Co-owner and the head chef
Ginkgo, a Japanese restaurant in Pune

Ms. Dhanashree Sant - Ghatpande

Director, The Lingo
Japanese language interpretation & coordination

Mr. Onkar Bari
Director, Membership
Indo-Japan Business Council (IJBC)

Rohan and Priyanka Patil

Japanese Language Students in Osaka

Mr. Manohar Parab (Tokyokar)

Travel enthusiast, entrepreneur, filmmaker.
Bridge between India and Japan, facilitating many people to explore Japan.


Samir Rishu Mohanty (Rapper Big Deal)
Connecting India-Japan threads with Music

Ms. Yoko Matsushita
A Bharatanatyam Dancer
Yoga & Meditation Teacher
Director and Founder of Studio Prachee

Spotlight

Konnichiwa Pune 2022
November 18 to 20th, 2022

A three days festival by Indo Japan Business Council.  Festival aimed to bring people, businesses, and educational institutes together. 

The event you would surely not like to miss!

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P R E V I O U S   S E S S I O N S

Inaugural Lecture by
Dr. Fukahori Yasukata


Consul-General at Consulate-General of Japan in Mumbai






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A special Interview
Mr. Siddharth Deshmukh


President, IJBC He talks about IJBC Bilingual Expert Directory - the most comprehensive bilingual expert database



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Lecture
New Era Of India-Japan Relations by Dr. Rabinder Malik


President of Discover India Club (DIC). A distinguished scholar, diplomat, educator, and musician


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IJBC-IJL Lecture Series
The Session 1: India Japan: how near, how far


Speakers 
Ambassador S. K. Verma
Former Ambassador Hiroshi Hirabayashi
Prof. Tomohiko Taniguchi


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Panel Discussion
Translation, Interpretation- Career, opportunities, challenges

Panelist

Ms. Yoko Deshmukh

Mr. Salil Vaidya

Ms. Rumy Joshi

Ms. Dhanashree Ghatpande






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Lecture

एक कदम , कई दिशाएँ , वर्तमान युग—भारत और जापान

(One Step, Many Directions, Present Era—India and Japan)

तोमो कावाने  (Tomo Kawane 川根 友)
Independent Consultant. 25 years in Gujarat, Indian affairs, politics, languages, voluntary sector.



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Lecture

10 Rules to Make a Success with Japan
By Mr. Tomio Isogai


Freelance Advisor in Indo-Japanese Relations
Director, Kansai Japan India Cultural Society, Kobe, Japan






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IJBC-IJL Lecture Series
Session 2: Information Technology, innovation, and industries 

Speakers

Mr. Yukio Takeyari, Former Managing Director, Sony India Software Centre.


Mr. Siddharth Deshmukh
President, Indo-Japan Business Council (IJBC)
CEO, Shimbi Labs


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Lecture

Indo - Japan partnership for Digital Transformation

By Swanand Deo
Program Director, Japan Region Asia GDCs,
Fujitsu Consulting India








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In conversation with
Editors of a book - India-Japan Relations @70. Building Beyond the Bilateral

Book As India and Japan celebrate 70 years of cultural and civilisational bedrock of their diplomatic relations, this volume delineates the past to the present and proffers a vision for the future.



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IJBC-IJL Lecture Series

Session 3: Business and innovation opportunities


Speakers

Mr. Kazuya Nakajo
Executive Vice President
JETRO

Mr. Abhishek Choudhury
VP, Industrial Relations
Indo-Japan Business Council. Director; Nanobiz India Private Limited 


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Lecture
Higher education opportunities in Japan
By Hemanth Noothalapati PhD                                      Assistant Professor
Department of Life Sciences
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
Shimane University, Japan


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F I R E S I D E   C H A T   W I T H   S H A I F A L I

Fireside Chat with Shaifali.
Guest Ms. Dhanashree Sant - Ghatpande
Director, The Lingo
Japanese language interpretation & coordination







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Fireside Chat with Shaifali.
Guest Mr. Hari Damle
Former President and Co-founder, JLTAP, Pune
Retired Japanese Language professor Co-editor of Japanese-Marathi Basic Verb Dictionary





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Fireside Chat with Shaifali.

Chef Brehadeesh Kumar
Co-owner and the head chef
Ginkgo, a Japanese restaurant in Pune. He studied Japanese Language at TMV Pune, right after pursuing Hotel Management at IHM Mumbai.




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Fireside Chat with Shaifali
Guest Rohan and Priyanka Patil

Rohan wants to fulfill his childhood dream of working in the Japanese Automotive Industry. Priyanka is an artist who has completed a Master's in Fine Art from Mumbai's Sir J J School of Art. Listen to their story...


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Fireside Chat with Shaifali
Guest Mr. Manohar Parab (Tokyokar)

Man on mission to show Indians Japan like never before! Mr. Manohar Parab is a travel enthusiast, entrepreneur, filmmaker, and bridge between India and Japan, facilitating many people to explore Japan.


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Fireside Chat with Shaifali
Guest Mr. Samir Rishu Mohanty (Rapper Big Deal)
Connecting India-Japan threads with Music

Born to a Japanese mother and an Odia father, Mohanty reveals he was always bullied for standing out. He believes rap rescued him and gave him an identity, one that was separate from everything he had ever been called: He was a 'Big Deal' now.


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Fireside Chat with Shaifali
Guest - Ms. Yoko Matsushita a Bharatanatyam Dancer

She started learning in Japan on 1992 and learning this Indian classical dance from Padma Bhushan AwadeeProf. C. V. Chandrasekhar since 1994 in India.


She had Arangetral on 1997 in Osaka , Japan.


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O U R   S P O N S O R S

Fujitsu Consulting India
www.fujitsu.com




InterGest India
International Business Management Services
www.intergest.com


Daiichi Japanese Language Solutions, Nagpur

www.japanesenagpur.in
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Tutor Bharat
Tutor for everyone. Everywhere.

www.tutorbharat.com



Japan Centre of Excellence
Creating Japanese Standard Workforce

www.jaceex.com


Fox Mandal
India’s oldest full-service
law firm.

www.foxmandal.in


Partner with IJBC. Become Sponsor. 


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E V E N T    P A R T N E R S

IT Partner

Shimbi Labs 
www.shimbilabs.com

Research & Stats Partner

Nano Biz
www.nano-biz.com

Finance Consultant

Rao & Emmar
www.raoemmar.com

Corporate Law Firm

VAB AND COMPANY
www.vabandcompany.com

TradePartner

Ichiban Enterprises
www.ichiban.group

Online Media Partner

Asian Community News
asiancommunitynews.com

Language Support

The Lingo
thelingo16@gmail.com

Keio University
www.keio.ac.jp/en/
 

  


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