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印日商工会議所とアジア文化会館-海外技術研修機構のチェンナイ本部と覚書を交わしました

2010年3月25日掲載


写真上
覚書に署名する平林理事長(右)とクリシュナスワミ会長(左)
後ろで見守るのは、森会長(右)と皆川一夫在チェンナイ総領事
写真下
覚書に署名する平林理事長(右)とチャンドラモハン理事長(左)
後ろで見守るのは、森会長(右)と皆川一夫在チェンナイ総領事

日印協会は、チェンナイに本部がある印日商工会議所(INDO-JAPAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY)及びアジア文化会館-海外技術研修機構のチェンナイ本部(ABK-AOTS DOSOKAI,TAMILNADU CENTER)と協力のための覚書を締結しました。
去る3月16日から18日まで、当協会の森喜朗会長がチェンナイを訪問した際、同行した平林理事長は、印日商工会議所のクリシュナスワミ会長及びアジア文化会館-海外技術研修機構のチェンナイ本部のチャンドラモハン理事長それぞれとの間で上記の覚書に署名しました。
これにより、当協会とこれまでも関係のあった二つの有力日印文化・経済団体との協力関係が一層推進されることが期待されます。
以下に、全文を掲載致します。

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“MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN

THE JAPAN-INDIA ASSOCIATION, JAPAN
         & 
INDO-JAPAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY”

The Japan-India Association was set up in 1903 by Viscount Moriyoshi Nagaoka, Marquis Shigenobu Ohkuma, Viscount Eiichi Shibusawa and other eminent personalities for the purpose of deepening friendship and promoting mutual relations between Japan and India.
Convinced of the strong ties to be forged by spiritual sharing and motivated by the need of developing Japan-India relations as two most important countries of newly-born Asia, they started to mobilize the government and people of Japan to enlarge and deepen economic and cultural relations with India still under the British-Raj.
During Taisho Era (1912 - 1925) and the beginning of Showa Era (1925 -1940), the Association's endeavor centered on economic activities.
Japan Commodity House was opened in Calcutta and train bazaars visited big cities in India to exhibit Japanese commodities.
Gradually Japanese communities started to enlarge in Bombay, Calcutta and other Indian cities.
In 1939, the Japanese Government awarded the Association a status of "Public Foundation under the law".
The Japan-India Association survived during and after the Second World War, although their activities were banned or constrained.
The Japan-India Association is now the oldest and most respected institution for promoting all aspects of bilateral relations and consists of more than 400 individual members and more than 90 corporate members who share the same conviction and motivation to further develop the "Strategic and Global Partnership between Japan and India".
The Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry hereinafter referred to as IJCCI, is an all-India bilateral Chamber involved in strengthening educational, cultural and commercial relations between Japan and India since its establishment in 1989.
IJCCI is supported by over 150 corporate members from all over India, big, medium and small, doing business with Japan.

IJCCI runs a Japanese language school offering diverse programmes - classroom teaching, distance education, special programmes for corporates etc.
As a part of its educational activities, the IJCCI has pioneered in the setting up of various special cells - Japan Round Table, a forum for discussion among intellectuals; a Japan Forum to stimulate interest on Japan among students; a Study Centre on Japanese Management Techniques to create awareness among students, shop floor workers, business executives and others and to train them in these practices; and finally an IPR
Cell to meet the growing importance of intellectual property in the present business scenario.
IJCCI has established a Centre for Japanese Studies in association with educational institutions in and around Chennai to teach "Japan: its history, polity, society and economy" and plans to make this into a Centre of Excellence on Japanology over the years.
IJCCI acts as a bridge between artistes and art lovers of the two countries. IJCCI organizes special cultural events for visiting Japanese troupes on request from friendly organizations in Japan.
IJCCI is also organizing special programmes on Indian culture for Japanese women in the city to familiarize them with India.
IJCCI has been acting as an industrial consultant, investment promoter and business facilitator between Indian and Japanese businessmen.
IJCCI has been actively interacting with visiting industrial and business delegations from Japan since inception in 1989, besides organizing visits of Indian business missions to Japan.
IJCCI has set up a special strategy cell comprising Presidents and Chief Executives from over a dozen chambers of commerce and economic organizations in the city to discuss and delineate the thrust areas of cooperation with Japanese businessmen with a view to catalyzing economic activities between Japan and India in the coming years.

The Japan-India Association and the Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (hereinafter referred to as "the Parties") hereby agree to strengthen cooperation between the two organizations as follows :

1. The Parties shall cooperate with each other with a view to developing closer and more productive trade, investment and economic relations between the business circles of India and Japan.
To this end, the Parties shall provide to companies of both countries various services and forms of assistance.
These include advisory services as well as incubation and start-up assistance for Indian companies by the Japan-India Association and Japanese companies by the Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

2. The Parties shall act to implement exchanges of business delegations and important persons in order to develop contacts and human networks between India and Japan.

3. The Parties shall assist each other whenever possible in arranging business matching meetings, seminars, and other similar events, either in India or in Japan.

4. The Parties shall exchange information related to business opportunities, market trends, economic outlook and other matters regarding business and living environments in India and Japan.

5. The Parties shall make efforts to improve the business and living environments in India and Japan.

6. The present Agreement shall come into effect on the date of its signing and shall remain valid until a notice of its termination is given in writing by either Party, in which case the Agreement shall be terminated six months after the date of the said notice.

7. This Agreement is signed in Chennai on 16th March 2010, and it is issued, in duplicate, in English, both documents being equally authentic.

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Hiroshi Hirabayashi         N. Krishnaswami

President              President

The Japan-India Association,    Indo-Japan Chamber of
Japan                 Commerce & Industry



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MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
BETWEEN
THE JAPAN-INDIA ASSOCIATION, JAPAN
AND
ABK AOTS DOSOKAI TAMILNADU CENTER, Chennai, India

The Japan-India Association was set up in 1903 by Viscount Moriyoshi Nagaoka, Marquis Shigenobu Ohkuma, Viscount Eiichi Shibusawa and other eminent leaders for the purpose of deepening friendship and promoting mutual relations between Japan and India.
Convinced of the strong ties to be forged by spiritual sharing and motivated by the need of developing Japan-India relations as two most important countries of newly-born Asia, they started to mobilize the government and people of Japan to enlarge and deepen economic and cultural relations with India still under the British-Raj.
During Taisho Era (1912 - 1925) and the beginning of Showa Era (1925 -1940), the Association’s endeavor centered on economic activities.
Japan Commodity House was opened in Calcutta and train bazaars visited big cities in India to exhibit Japanese commodities.
Gradually Japanese communities started to enlarge in Bombay, Calcutta and other Indian cities.
In 1939, the Japanese Government awarded the Association a status of “Public Foundation under the law”.
The Japan-India Association survived during and after the Second World War, although their activities were banned or constrained.
The Japan-India Association is now the oldest and most respected institution for promoting all aspects of bilateral relations and consists of more than 400 individual members and more than 90 corporate members who shared the same conviction and motivation to further develop the “Strategic and Global Partnership between Japan and India”.
The ABK AOTS DOSOKAI TAMILNADU CENTER is a voluntary organization established in the Year 1974 by the returned trainees of ABK (Asia Bunka Kaikan) and AOTS (Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship- Japan).
As a registered society with the Tamilnadu Government and also with the Indian Government, it has serving to promote cultural, linguistic, technical and business relationships between Japan and India for nearly 35 years.
It also maneges the largest Japanese language school in this part of India.
The ABK AOTS DOSOKAI carries out various cultural activities based on an annual calendar.
In order to serve trade, industry, commerce and business, its members, who attended AOTS Program for Indian Entrepreneurs, it has started the Tamilnadu Chamber of Nippon India Trade and Industry (hereafter, TACNITI) as a part of the alumni association but registered as an independent voluntary body to serve theindustry.
The Japanese industries in South India are being served extensively by the interpreters of ABK AOTS DOSOKAI TAMILNADU CENTER.
It carries out a number of programmes on Japanese management and shop floor improvement training as well as on cross cultural communications.
It also organizes a number of cultural events in Chennai to introduce Japanese culture to the city of Chennai and the state of Tamilnadu.
It also offers Japanese classes for industries and educational institutions.
Some of its activities like “Quiz on Japan Talk Your Way to Japan” are focused on the younger generation of Tamilnadu to encourage them to understand and appreciate Japan better.
As a Non Profit organization, ABK AOTS DOSOKAI and TACNITI are well known in Tamilnadu for their contribution to Indo-Japaneses relations.
The ABK AOTS DOSOKAI TAMILNADU CENTER is pleased to sign this Memorandum of Understanding with the Japan-India Association, Japan both on its own behalf and on behalf of TACNITI.
The Japan-India Association and the ABKAOTS DOSOKAI TAMILNADU CENTER (hereinafter referred to as “the Parties”) hereby agree to strengthen cooperation between the two organizations as follows.

1, The Parties shall cooperate with each other with a view to developing closer cultural and human ties and language education between Japan and India, based on the aspiration and conviction of our two peoples for better mutual understanding and friendship.

2. The Parties shall cooperate with each other with a view to developing closer and more productive trade, investment, economic and technological relations between the business circles of India and Japan.
To this end, the Parties shall provide to companies of both countries various services and forms of assistance.
These include advisory services as well as incubation and start-up assistance for Indian companies by The Japan-India Association and Japanese companies by ABK AOTS DOSOKAI TAMILNADU CENTER and TACNITI.

3. The Parties shall act to implement exchanges of business delegations and important persons in order to develop contacts and human networks between India and Japan.

4. The Parties shall assist each other, whenever possible, in arranging business matching meetings, seminars, and other similar events, either in India or in Japan.

5. The Parties shall exchange information related to business opportunities, market trends, economic outlooks, and other matters regarding business and living environments in India and Japan.

6. The Parties shall make efforts to improve the business and living environments in India and Japan.

7. The present Agreement shall come into effect on the date of its signing and shall remain valid until a notice of its termination is given in writing by either Party, in which case the Agreement shall be terminated six months after the date of the said notice.

8. This Agreement is signed in Chennai on 16th March 2010, and it is issued, in duplicate, in English, both documents being equally authentic.

Hirishi Hirabayashi      G. Chandra Mohan

President             President

The Japan-India Association,  ABK AOTS DOSOKAI
Japan               TAMILNADU CENTER,                       Chennai, India