Indo-Japan Business Development Dialogue – September 14, 2022
The Indo-Japan Business Development Dialogue, jointly organized by the India Foundation, New Delhi, and the Kajima Institute of International Peace (KIIP), was held virtually on September 14, 2022. It was the third edition of the interaction between the two institutions. The session was attended by eminent scholars and dignitaries from both nations. The theme for the session was “Recruitment of High Skilled Indian Talents by Japanese Technology Companies”. Mr. Naotaka Nishiyama, the President of Tech Japan, was the speaker of this session. In his address, he talked about the business of startups in Japan. In his presentation, he showed the data on global investments in start-ups in Japan and discussed the challenges they face, especially in terms of the usage of funds in development, marketing, recruitment, and overseas expansion. He mentioned the shortage of IT manpower in Japan and yet Japan cannot invite highly skilled Indian talents efficiently.
To engage highly skilled Indian Talents in Japan, Tech Japan is in collaboration with IIT Madras, IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT Hyderabad, IIM Banglore, IIM Ahemdabad, IISC Banglore, and many more. Mr. Naotaka Nishiyama said that the Government of Japan should ease the rules and regulations for the Indian IT professionals to go come to Japan. He believes that in, South East Asia, India is the best in the matters of AI, Data Security, and security issues thus, their focus is on the top-notch Indian IT professionals. The session was summed up by highlighting concerns with respect to the language barrier between India and Japan.
By Chitra Shekhawat, Research Fellow, India Foundation