NASSCOM will explore opportunities to foster collaborative efforts in the digital space with Japanese industry, in association with the Japanese trade organisation. A NASSCOM delegation will meet municipal governments in the Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Shimane and Yokohama prefectures.

With the support of the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) and the local Japanese ecosystem, it will create a bilateral database of organisations to cultivate collaboration in the future, according to a press release.

Sujan R Chinoy, the Indian Ambassador to Japan, said in a press statement, “India has huge reserves of youthful and talented IT professionals, while Japan is conventionally strong in hardware and manufacturing technologies. In the IoT era, both countries can combine their relative strengths and take the lead in the global innovation order.” “Against this backdrop, the visit of the NASSCOM delegation to Japan will strengthen the India-Japan partnership in digital innovation and IT,” he added.

Gagan Sabharwal, Senior Director, Global Trade Development, NASSCOM, said in the press statement, “It is an opportune time for Japanese and Indian companies to forge partnerships to create cutting-edge solutions and to re-establish themselves at a global scale. In partnership with JETRO, we are taking this message to Japanese cities, where we have never ventured before. With support from Japanese stakeholders, we will make the Indo-Japanese partnership in digital a cornerstone of our economic relations.”