Japan firms keen to collaborate with start-ups in state: Envoy

Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu said Japan is committed to working with Karnataka on various development projects.

Published: 07th December 2017 03:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th December 2017 10:07 AM   |  A+A-

Consul-General of Japan Takayuki Kitagawa and Minister George | NAGESH POLALI

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu said Japan is committed to working with Karnataka on various development projects.“We are working with Karnataka Government on various projects in infrastructure and other sectors. Japan is willing to do whatever it can to make Karnataka an even more prosperous state,” Hiramatsu said while speaking at an event to celebrate the birthday anniversary of the Emperor of Japan, in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

Japanese companies, he said, are keen to collaborate with start-ups in India. “We can do many things by combining Japanese technology, venture capital with vibrant start-ups in Karnataka. We are looking forward to having another dimension to Japan-Karnataka  partnership,’’ he added.

Consul-General of Japan Takayuki Kitagawa said the Japanese consulate in Bengaluru is taking a number of measures to further improve the relations between Karnataka and Japan and is providing all possible assistance to Japanese firms keen on investing in the state.

Bengaluru Development Minister K J George, Biocon Chairman Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, representatives of Japanese firms in Karnataka and state government officials attended the event.

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