Japan's PM Hatoyama meets top industry leaders in India
28 Dec 2009
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.