VISAKHAPATNAM: Japan Information and Study Centre, supported by Mitsubishi Corporation, was inaugurated by Andhra University vice- chancellor Prof GSN Raju in the university Monday. On the occasion, Prof Raju said the centre has Japanese ambience promoting its culture and in the near future good business establishments would be set up in the city with industries from Japan.
Chairman of Mitsubishi Corporation Masakazu Sakakida said that India and Japan had always good relations, and this centre would make many students learn the Japanese language, culture and history.
“There are only a fewer students studying in Japan than in the United States. It’s not an easy language but these centres would add more number of students to Japan,” he added.
“There will be demand for various foreign languages in India and having a diploma in a foreign language will be an added qualification for job seekers,” said director of AU Japan Information Centre Prof DVR Murthy. “We have got good response from the students evincing interest in the language and the qualification in Japanese language would open various job opportunities in Japan,” he added. The university has built the classroom as good as those in Japanese universities and is giving priority to Japan culture. AU took special attention in designing the classroom, apart from already starting a six-month diploma course in Japanese in September with 40 students.
Registrar Prof V Uma Maheswara Rao, rector Prof EA Narayana, Arts College principal Prof M Sundar Rao, Prof P Bobby Vardhan and Media Relations Associate Dean Dr Challa Ramakrishna were present.