Visiting Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama met more than 20 of India's top industry leaders in Mumbai on Monday and discussed a host of issues, primarily bilateral trade relations between India and Japan.
Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata, Bajaj Group chief Rahul Bajaj, Maruti Suzuki chairman R C Bhargava, Godrej Group head Adi Godrej, and Godrej & Boyce chairman and managing director MD Jamshyd N Godrej were among those who attended the meeting.
"The discussions were primarily on how to improve trade between India and Japan," a spokesperson for the Confederation of Indian Industries, which organised the meeting at the Taj Mahal hotel, said.
Hatoyama on Sunday paid homage to the victims of the 26/11 terror attacks last year at Hotel Taj and Trident, the twin luxury hotels that were targeted by the terrorists.
The 62-year-old Japanese leader, who is accompanied by his wife Miyuki Hatoyama and a high-level delegation, was received at the Raj Bhavan by Governor S C Jamir at a reception dinner on Sunday.
Hatoyama told Samir that Japan would explore the possibility of strengthening cooperation between its universities and those in Maharashtra. He said Japan has similar co-operation in the education sector with China and South Korea.