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NEDO Participates in the Japan-India Innovation Seminar

December 15, 2015

In conjunction with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to India, the Japan-India Innovation Seminar was held on December 11, 2015, in India’s capital, New Delhi. NEDO Chairman Kazuo Furukawa spoke at the session on “High Quality Japanese Infrastructure and its Contribution to India”. The Chairman addressed India’s challenges in achieving a balance between supplying stable power to support economic growth and solving the energy and environmental issues posed by development. He suggested that India could overcome these challenges by introducing smart community technologies and advanced coal-fired thermal power technologies, which NEDO has been working on, and received interest from the Indian audience.

Prime Minister Abe spoke at the closing session and expressed his hopes for this seminar to be an opportunity for Japan and India to become global leaders by forming a stronger bilateral relationship in science and technology.

On the following day, the Japan and India Vision 2025 Special Strategic and Global Partnership, a joint statement, was announced. This joint statement is based on agreements discussed at the Japan-India summit meeting and welcomes the progress of NEDO projects in India, including a smart grid project for which an MOU was signed this month.

  • photo: NEDO Chairman Kazuo Furukawa speaking at the seminar
    NEDO Chairman Kazuo Furukawa speaking at the seminar
  • photo: Seminar speakers
    Seminar speakers
  • photo: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe giving a speech
    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe giving a speech