Ramaiah Japan Centre-Curtain Raiser Webinar Report 2021

Ramaiah Japan Centre-Curtain Raiser Webinar

The Ramaiah Japan Centre is established at the Ramaiah Institute of Management (RIM) with the aim of extending global engagements for the Ramaiah Group through collaborative activities with Institutions in Japan and Japanese companies and broaden employment opportunities. The Japan Centre will enable students interested in Japan and JV companies to learn the Japanese language, culture and explore careers in Industry, Research and Higher education.

The Curtain Raiser webinar session held on 30th June, 2021 marked the beginning of this new endeavour. Dr. Manasa Nagabhushanam-Director (Academics, Research & Administration), RIM delivered the welcome address. Chief Executive, GEF-Shri. B.S. Ramaprasad delivered the opening marks. The Chief of Finance of GEF Shri G. Ramachandra graced the occasion with his presence. The eminent speakers for the session were Mr. Tomio Isogai, Freelance Advisor in Indo-Japanese Relations & Former Managing Director, Sharp India Ltd. and Mr. Deepak Anand Ex-Director, JETRO – Bengaluru who provided comprehensive insights on similarities between India and Japan, Japanese mindset, work practices, business etiquettes, opportunities for Indian youth and life in Japan. They highlighted that learning the Japanese language was the ley to leverage more opportunities in Japan. This was followed by a video presentation which was a compilation of experiences from Indians who have learnt Japanese and are working in Japanese companies. Ms. Anjana K.S., the Head of the Ramaiah Japan Centre introduced the Japanese language and course details. This was followed by an interactive Q&A session. The event witnessed an overwhelming participation with around 500 participants. The event concluded with vote of thanks by Prof. Rema V, the emcee for the event.