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From investment to sports: A list of 15 MoUs signed between India and Japan

An agreement was signed between the Union home ministry and the Japanese government for cooperation and collaboration in nine diverse fields.

india Updated: Sep 14, 2017 20:19 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe sign an agreement during the India - Japan Annual Summit in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on September 14.(PTI Photo)

India and Japan on Thursday signed 15 agreements, including one to give a fillip to India’s Act East policy by enhancing connectivity and developmental projects in India’s northeast, and for more flights between the two countries.

Here is the list:

List of MoUs/Agreements signed during the visit of Prime Minister of Japan to India (September 14, 2017)
S. No.MemorandumsDescription
A. Disaster Risk Management
1MOC between the Ministry of Home Affairs, of the Government of the Republic of India and the Cabinet Office of the Government of JapanAims to cooperate and collaborate in the field of disaster risk reduction and to share the experiences, knowledge and policies on disaster prevention.
C. Skills Development
2MoC in the field of Japanese Language Education in India between MEA and MOFA, JapanTo further strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation in the field of Japanese language education in India
D. Connectivity
3India Japan Act East ForumTo enhance connectivity and promote developmental projects in the North Eastern Region of India in an efficient and effective manner
E. Economic & Commercial
4Arrangement between India Post and Japan Post on Administrative Instruction for the Implementation of Cool EMS serviceAims 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
F. Investment (Gujarat)
5India-Japan Investment Promotion Road map between DIPP and METITo facilitate and accelerate the Japanese investments in India
6MOC between METI and the State of Gujarat on ‘Japan-India special programme for Make In India’ in Mandal Bechraj-Khoraj in GujaratTo Cooperate in infrastructure development programmes in theMandal Bechraj-Khorajregion
G. Civil Aviation
7Exchange of RoD on Civil Aviation Cooperation (Open Sky)It opens skies between India and Japan i.e. Indian and Japanese carriers can mount now unlimited number of flights to the selected cities of each other’s countries.
H. Science & Technology
8Agreement 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 Program to identify and foster talented young scientists from both the countriesto collaborate in the field of theoretical biology
9Joint Research Contract between National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST), Japan and Department of Biotechnology (DBT)To conduct joint research and to establish an International Center named as "DBT-AISTInternational CENter for Translational & Environmental Research (DAICENTER)" at AIST, Japan in order to promote science and technology in both the institutions and countries.
10MOU 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
I. Sports
11MoU on International Academic and Sports Exchange between Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE)and Nippon Sports Science University, Japan (NSSU)To facilitate and deepen international education cooperation and exchanges betweenLakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, India and Nippon Sport Science University, Japan
12MoU on International Academic and Sports Exchange between Sports Authority of India and Nippon Sports Science University, Japan (NSSU)To facilitate and deepen international education cooperation and exchanges between both Sports Authority of India and Nippon Sport Science University , Japan
13LETTER OF INTENT between Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE) and University of Tsukuba, JapanTo strengthen strategic collaboration, joint research programme and exchanges betweenLakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, India and University of Tsukuba, Japan
14LETTER OF INTENT between Sports Authority of India and University of Tsukuba, JapanTo strengthen strategic collaboration, joint research programme and exchanges between University of Tsukuba, Japan and Sports Authority of India
J. Academics/Think Tank
15MoU between RIS and IDE-JETRO for promotion of Cooperation in Research Related ActivitiesTo promote institutional cooperation between RIS and IDE-JETRO to strengthen the capacity of researchand effectiveness of dissemination of research findings

Source: Press Information Bureau

First Published: Sep 14, 2017 20:15 IST