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India, Japan enter into 15 MoUs/agreements

India, Japan enter into 15 MoUs/agreements

Ahmedabad, Sep 14 (UNI) India and Japan today initialled 15 Memorandum of Understanding/Agreements during the two-day visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to India today. A Memorandum of Cooperation signed between the Ministry of Home Affairs and Japan's Cabinet Office aims to cooperate and collaborate in the field of disaster risk reduction and to share the experiences, knowledge and policies on disaster prevention. In the area of skills development, the MOC envisages further strengthening of bilateral relations and cooperation in Japanese language education in India between MEA and MOFA, Japan. To upgrade connectivity,under an agreement, the India Japan Act East Forum will promote developmental projects in the North Eastern Region of India in an efficient and effective manner. The India-Japan Investment Promotion Road map between DIPP and METI will facilitate and accelerate Japanese investments in India, mainly Gujarat. Under the MOC between METI and Gujarat on ‘Japan-India special programme for Make In India’, the two countries will cooperate in infrastructure development programmes in the Mandal Bechraj-Khoraj region. In the field of civil aviation, exchange of RoD on Civil Aviation Cooperation (Open Sky) opens skies between India and Japan allowing Indian and Japanese carriers to mount unlimited number of flights to selected cities of each other’s countries. To promote science and technology, an agreement has been entered into for international joint exchange programme between interdisciplinary theoretical and mathematical sciences programme (iTHEMS), RIKEN and National Centres for Biological Sciences (Simons-NCBS) to establish a Joint Exchange Programme to identify and foster talented young scientists from both the countriesto collaborate in the field of theoretical biology. As part of the Joint Research Contract between National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST), Japan and Department of Biotechnology (DBT), joint research will be conducted and an international centre named "DBT-AISTInternational CENter for Translational & Environmental Research (DAICENTER)” will be established at AIST, Japan to promote science and technology in both the institutions and countries. An MoU between RIS and IDE-JETRO for promotion of Cooperation in Research Related Activities is aimed at promoting institutional cooperation between the two academic bodies to strengthen the capacity of research and effectiveness of dissemination of research findings. A Memorandum of Understanding has been inked between DBT and National Institute of Advanced Science & Technology (AIST) to promote research collaboration between DBT Research Institutes and AIST in the field of Life Science and Biotechnology. MoUs on International Academic and Sports Exchange have been entered into between Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE) and Nippon Sports Science University, Japan (NSSU) to facilitate and deepen international education cooperation and exchanges between the two. In another MoU between Sports Authority of India and Nippon Sports Science University, Japan (NSSU), international education cooperation and exchanges between both is sought. A Letter of Intent signed between Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE) and University of Tsukuba, Japan is aimed at strengthening strategic collaboration, joint research programme and exchanges between Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, India and University of Tsukuba, Japan. Similarly, through a LoI between SAI and University of Tsukuba, Japan, strategic collaboration, joint research programme and exchanges between the two is sought to be strengthened. For the Japanese expat, arrangements have been made between India Post and Japan Post on Administrative Instruction for the Implementation of Cool EMS service which aims at implementing the commercial arrangement of "Cool EMS” service between the Japan Post and India Post through which fresh food can be sent from Japan to India in cool boxes to facilitate for the Japanese expatriates in India. UNI SD1552

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