Japanese delegates visit Odisha to enhance industrial partnership


A delegation from Japan by Ambassador of Japan in India Satoshi Suzuki, is on a visit to Odisha along with Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla to explore and discuss various partnership opportunities in the state.

Addressing the delegation, Foreign Secretary Shringla said that Japan is one of India’s largest development partners.

He also shared the recent schemes and actions brought up by the Govt. of India to boost industrial and economic growth. Praising the good governance and the industrial infrastructure of Odisha, Foreign Secretary said the state has all the attributes for a conducive business environment.

Satoshi Suzuki appreciated Odisha’s efforts in attracting investments from foreign countries including considerable Japanese companies.

He has also praised the GO-SWIFT portal for providing all the industrial information, incentives and various services with one click. He was pleased to share that the number of Japanese companies in Odisha has been increased by five times in the last 10 years.

Odisha’s Minister of Industries, MSME, Energy and Home, Dibya Sankar Mishra thanked Japan for being the country partner in November 2018, when Odisha hosted the 2nd edition of Make in Odisha.

“While we have a successful business relationship with Japanese firms and look forward to further strengthening it, our connection with Japan is not just commercial but civilizational,” he said.

He further urged the Japanese firms and investors to come to Odisha and see the state’s offerings and promised that the team Odisha is ever ready to facilitate and handhold investors for their proposed investments.

Top Japan diplomats and representatives of Japanese companies in India such as Yoji Taguchi, Chairman & MD, Mitsubishi Corporation, Shusuke Suto, MD of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries India Pvt. Ltd, officials from Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel, Tata Krosaki, Indo Nissin and JSW were also present in the seminar held on industries and investments.