The Ambassador of Japan to India, Kenji Hiramatsu recently met the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh to extend his support in various projects, an official statement said.
“North-Eastern region of India has immense potential and with the kind of priority being given to the region by the Government of India and the Government of Japan looks forward to engage itself as a partner at different levels, both financially and otherwise,”said Hiramatsu.
Japan is particularly interested in Assam, followed by Manipur and Nagaland.
Dr Jitendra Singh appreciated the offer made by the Japanese government. India is looking to explore this partnership in developing inland waterways transport along the Brahmaputra river down to Bay of Bengal. Japan will also help in supplementing the venture dund announced by DoNER Ministry for “Start-Ups” in Northeast.
During the Second World War, around 30,000 Japanese soldiers were killed while fighting jointly with the British Army against the allied forces around the region of Manipur and Nagaland.