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Gujarat moves towards forging stronger business ties with Japan and Singapore

Led by Hon'ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel, a high-level delegation visited Japan and Singapore to promote the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit (VGGS) 2024

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Published: Dec 18, 2023 04:46:22 PM IST
Updated: Dec 18, 2023 05:06:19 PM IST

Gujarat moves towards forging stronger business ties with Japan and SingaporeDAY 01

  • Arrival in Japan
  • Meeting with Governor of Yamanashi
  • Visit to Yamanashi Hydrogen Co.
  • Meeting Gujarati and Indian community from Tokyo

DAY 02

  • Meeting with Governor of Tokyo
  • Meeting representatives from JETRO and JBIC

DAY 03

  • One-to-one meetings with officials from Japanese companies

DAY 04

  • Meeting with Hon'ble Minister of METI, Japan
  • VGGS 2024 Japan Roadshow
  • One-to-one meetings

DAY 05

  • Luncheon meeting with Indo-Japan Friendship Association
  • Meeting with Governor of Hyogo
  • Meeting with Nichicon Corporation
  • Departure for Singapore

DAY 06

  • Arrival in Singapore
  • Meeting with Hon'ble Minister of Foreign Affairs, Singapore
  • One-to-one Meetings
  • Meeting with Singapore's Minister for Trade & Industry
  • Meeting with representatives from Monetary Authority of Singapore and Singapore Business Federation
  • Participating in Investment Conclave organised by SICCI

DAY 07

  • Visit to Micron plant
  • Departure for India

Led by Hon'ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel, a high-level delegation visited Japan and Singapore to promote the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit (VGGS) 2024. The delegation sought to bring to the fore Gujarat's focus on being a future-ready growth model driven by visionary initiatives toward attaining self-reliance, and extend invitations to participate in VGGS 2024.

Gujarat moves towards forging stronger business ties with Japan and SingaporeNovember 26, 2023

Gujarat's Shine in the land of the Rising Sun Japan remains a crucial partner in the development of Gujarat. Strong cultural, social and economic ties drive strong cooperation between Japan and Gujarat.

The agenda included series of one-to-one meetings with Hon'ble Minister of Japan, Governors of various prefectures, and leading industrialists, along with a VGGS 2024 Roadshow. Speaking in Japan, Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel lauded VGGS initiated by Shri Narendra Modi in 2003 during his tenure as the Chief Minister of Gujarat. It has become a hallmark of Gujarat's global development, marking two decades of success.

DAY 1

November 26, 2023

Providing greater thrust to Gujarat's Green Hydrogen efforts

The day’s interactions involved fostering new investments while providing fresh opportunities for Japan-Gujarat relations in renewable energy and Green Hydrogen sectors. During the meeting with Mr. Kotaro Nagasaki, Governor of Yamanashi, he gave a detailed presentation on the new initiatives adopted by Japan in the Green Hydrogen sector.

Gujarat, beyond being a manufacturing and an auto hub, is now poised to become a centre for advancements in emerging sectors such as Green Hydrogen, semiconductors and E-mobility.

Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel
Hon'ble Chief Minister, Gujarat

MEETINGS/ONE-TO-ONE
DISCUSSIONS WITH 21 ORGANISATIONS

DAY 1

November 26, 2023

Connecting the Himalayas with Mount Fuji

The delegation met with leaders from Gujarati and Indian communities, along with their families. India's Ambassador to Japan, H.E. Shri Sibi George, delivered an impressive address on "Connecting Himalayas with Mount Fuji," highlighting the warm relations between Gujarat, Japan and India. He praised that VGGS has transformed into a global platform for doing business.

Gujarat moves towards forging stronger business ties with Japan and Singapore

DAY 2

November 27, 2023

Making Gujarat home to Smart Cities

Hon’ble Chief Minister had a meeting with Tokyo Governor, H.E. Ms. Yuriko Koike. They discussed the AMRUT Mission and Smart Cities championed by Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for comprehensive planned development of cities.

Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel emphasised that Japan and Gujarat have the potential to bolster mutual cooperation in the smart cities and sustainable urban development sectors.

Earlier, Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel commenced Day 2 of his Japan tour with a Bullet Train trip. Hon'ble Chief Minister and the delegation reached Yokohama and visited the famous Sankeien Garden.
DAY 2

November 27, 2023

JETRO: Enhancing economic partnership and cooperation.

The delegation held a productive meeting with Mr. Susumu Kataoka, President of JETRO, Japan External Trade Organisation. Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel mentioned that JETRO can actively participate in attracting investments to sectors like semiconductors, Green Technology, bulk drugs, medical devices, ceramics, and textiles.

Through JETRO's long-standing participation with Gujarat, significant investments have been attracted to the state.

Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel
Hon'ble Chief Minister, Gujarat

DAY 2

November 27, 2023

Why Gujarat is a natural choice for doing business

The delegation held discussions with representatives from various trade organisations and financial institutions. Prominent among them were the officials from Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), including Chairman, Mr. Tadashi Maeda and Governor, Mr. Hayashi Nobumitsu.

Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel emphasised that under the visionary leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister, “Ease of doing Business” has made India an accessible destination for foreign investments. Highlighting the partnership with India, the Chairman of JBIC mentioned that Dholera Special Investment Region is an area of focus for Japanese investors.

Gujarat moves towards forging stronger business ties with Japan and Singapore

DAY 3

November 28, 2023

Gujarat's immense opportunities take centrestage

Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel held a series of one-to-one meetings with officials of various companies, including TEPCO Renewable & Power, Otsuka International, MARUBENI Corporation, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, DISCO Corporation, Air Water INC and Fanuc Global.

  • A policy-driven state, with a proactive, encouraging approach
  • A manufacturing and an automotive hub
  • Poised to become a centre for advancements in emerging sectors such as green hydrogen, semiconductors, and E-mobility and global financial activities
  • Set itself an ambitious target of achieving a carbon-free net-zero economy by 2070

Gujarat moves towards forging stronger business ties with Japan and Singapore

DAY 4

November 29, 2023

Gujarat moves towards forging stronger business ties with Japan and Singapore

Japan Roadshow: Showcasing Gujarat's Edge to Japan

India is progressing on the path of becoming Aatmanirbhar and has become the fifth -largest economy in the world. With the focus of making India Aatmanirbhar and enabling a Viksit Bharat through Aatmanirbhar Gujarat, Hon'ble Chief Minister presented Gujarat's inclusive development narrative and its role as a model state for India's progress to more than 200 leading industrialists and business professionals from Japan.

The Executive Vice President of JETRO, Mr. Kazuya Nakajo and its Director General, Mr. Takehiko Furukawa praised the visionary guidance of the Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and highlighted the integral role of Gujarat in the global business ecosystem.

Exploring collaborations, realising the vision of Viksit Bharat @ 2047

Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel held one-to-one meetings with officials of Japan's leading industries, including Renesas Electronics, Dai Nippon Printing, Nagoya Electric Works, Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Shizuoka Gas.

The delegation participated in a key meeting with Mr. Nishimura Yasutoshi, Hon'ble Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Government of Japan who expressed his happiness at the growing association between Japan and Gujarat.

Gujarat moves towards forging stronger business ties with Japan and Singapore

DAY 5

November 30, 2023

Empowering a Green Growth

Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel met with representatives of Nichicon Corporation who provided details about the company's products in the electric vehicles and energy storage industry. He spoke about the immense opportunities in Gujarat and the growing EV market across India.

Luncheon meeting with Indo-Japan Friendship Association

Shri Bhupendrabhai wished Hyogo and Gujarat grow together and emphasised the Government of Gujarat's keenness for increased investments from Japanese companies in India.

The delegation met with the Hon’ble Governor of Hyogo, Mr. Motohiko Saito who expressed that more companies from Hyogo should venture to Gujarat as the opportunities to invest and grow in India keep increasing.

Gujarat moves towards forging stronger business ties with Japan and Singapore

DAY 6

December 1, 2023

Taking the narrative of Gujarat's comprehensive development to Singapore

The delegation held rounds of meetings with Executives from the world of finance and business on the 1st day of the tour to Singapore. Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel noted that the successful operation of Singapore companies operating in the GIFT City is a major factor in the growing Gujarat-Singapore relations.

DAY 6

December 1, 2023

Bringing together two key hubs of global financial activities

Hon'ble Chief Minister addressed the Investment Conclave where he observed that leading companies are actively engaged in the FinTech sector in India, and the collaboration between India, Singapore, and Gujarat holds immense potential.

Under the leadership of Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, India-Singapore relations have significantly evolved into natural partnerships.

Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel
Hon'ble Chief Minister, Gujarat

Gujarat moves towards forging stronger business ties with Japan and Singapore

DAY 7

December 2, 2023

Ensuring the progress of India's Semiconductor ambitions

Hon'ble Chief Minister, Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel visited Micron's assembly and testing plant. The high-level delegation received a briefing from senior officials regarding Micron's upcoming semiconductor production plant in Sanand, Gujarat. Shri Bhupendrabhai Patel shared specific details reiterating that Gujarat is the first state in India with a dedicated semiconductor policy.

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