Kathryn Kannampuzha | Mumbai

The IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry along with Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation, Government of Maharashtra organised a Business Meeting with Japanese delegation to India at IMC premises, Mumbai. The main agenda of this meeting was to interact with Indian business diaspora and to explore the enormous potential of Indo-Japan bilateral economic trade.

On January 30, 2018, Japan and India renewed the MoU signed in 2013 and extended it for next five years. This is a historic moment for both the nations and this has opened the gateway for Indian businessmen to Japan. The occasion was graced by Yoshinobu Nisaka, Governor of Wakayama who was the Chief Guest. Jaykumar Rawal, Minister of Tourism, Government of Maharashtra and Sumit Mullick, Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra were the Guest of Honours.

Nisaka gave an overview about Wakayama as a tourist destination and informed about the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Wakayama. With an objective to attract more tourists from India to Japan, he gave a presentation on various tourist places apt for weddings, upcoming projects and key industries of Japan.

Speaking exclusively to Travel News Digest, Nobuko Goto, Director, Tourism Exchange Division, Tourism Bureau, Wakayama Prefectural Government, said, “We promote tourism and invite people from around the globe to visit Wakayama. In the year 2016, Wakayama received 900 Indian tourists and is expecting more this year. Apart from events like these, we are interacting with travel agents from Maharashtra and Delhi. We have been conducting familiarisation trips for travel agents and media and will continue to do so.”