Japan India Seminar at Delhi

The Center of the International Cooperation for Computerization (CICC) and Manufacturer's Association for Information Technology (MAIT) will be conducting half a day seminar on 24 October 2007, Wednesday at Delhi to promote strategic and comprehensive cooperation in Social and Public Information systems especially in the areas of biometrics, e-education, and e-government. Through this seminar, CICC would like to identify potential partners for further discussions. This event will also help in establishing a project structure for cooperation between Japanese and Indian organizations.

In Japan, there are social and public information systems in place based on excellent technology and CICC would like to share their experience. CICC maintains a tight cooperative relationship with those governmental agencies and the organizations in Asia. Since 2004, CICC has conducted research related to the potential for implementing systems, targeting Asian Countries. Some of the cooperation projects implemented are Geographic Information System (GIS), Biometrics Technology (Finger & Palm Vein), Decision-Making Support for Electrical Power Distribution System and Intelligence Transportation System (ITS).

Date 24 October 2007, Wednesday 10:00am
Venue Room: Jacaranda - 1



Telephone: (+11) 24682001-24682009

Fax: (+11) 24682010


10:00 to 11:00
  • Opening Session:
  • Welcome address by MAIT
  • Introduction to Seminar by CICC
  • Key note address on Public Information systems
  • Japan & India IT cooperation
  • Vote of Thanks
11:00 to 11:15 Tea break
11:15 to 13:30 Three Presentations on Thin client computing, Palm vein security and IT tools for training by three Japanese firms NEC, Fujitsu and Hitachi.

Presentations will cover:

  • Brief on Technologies relating to these topics
  • Successful implementations
  • Product demonstrations
  • Structured Q&A
  • Discussions
13:30 Lunch

Event Photo


Brief on Organizations

The Center of the International Cooperation for Computerization (CICC) is a non-profit organization founded in June 1983 under the auspices of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of the Japanese government, with substantial support from many other organizations and companies. CICC was established to cooperate and assist Asian countries in the introduction of computers and information technology, and to promote computerization thereby for their economic and social development. CICC headquarters is located in Tokyo and CICC also has overseas offices in Singapore and Beijing.

Set up in 1982 for purposes of scientific, educational and IT industry promotion, Manufacturer's Association for Information Technology (MAIT) has emerged as an effective, influential and dynamic organization. Representing actively Hardware, Training, Design/R&D and the associated services sectors of the Indian IT Industry, MAIT’s charter is to develop a globally competitive Indian IT Industry, promote the usage of IT in India, strengthen the role of IT in national economic development and promote business through international alliances.

Japan and India co-operation

Japan and India two of the largest democracies in Asia, have continued to develop friendly relations founded on a long history of exchanges. With a view to further enhance their friendly cooperative relations, both countries agreed to the Japan-India Global Partnership in August 2000 and the two countries issued a joint statement called the “Japan-India Partnership in a New Asian Era”.

Bilateral trade figures have continued to remain positive and Japan is among India's top five trading partners. Total trade between India and Japan was close to $ 6 billion in 2005-06. India's service exports of software to Japan have grown dramatically in recent years, marking a 65 percent increase in 2005 alone. As engagement between the two countries increases, the year 2007 has been declared the Indo-Japan friendship Year. Japanese FDI into India during 2005-07 has been to the tune of $ 1.8 billion. The equity investment from Japan into India is also on the rise, touching almost $ 4.9 billion.

India's interest in Japan is also attributable to its "look East policy". To deepen economic relations between Japan and India, it is important to bolster comprehensive cooperative relations in a wide range of sectors besides trade and investment, such as information technology, science and engineering technology, energy, environmental protection, and people-to-people exchanges.


Delhi or National Capital Territory of Delhi is India's capital. Also referred to as NCR, it incorporates satellite cities of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Noida. The economy of the state benefits from its service sector, which comprises of Insurance, travel and tourism, Mortgage, real Estate, consultancy and educational Institutes. Delhi is also an important trading and commerce center of India and the focal point of economy for northern India. Top Indian and foreign companies are headquartered in Delhi and the NCR region. At the helm of Delhi's economy is the Government of India and its various ministerial headquarters.

Delhi accounts for the highest number of employment in the service sector, which is today the largest economic sector. Delhi's service sector has expanded due in part to the large skilled English-speaking workforce that has attracted many multinational companies. Key service industries include information technology, telecommunications, hotels, banking, media and tourism. Delhi's manufacturing industry has also grown considerably as many consumer goods industries have established manufacturing units and headquarters in and around Delhi. Everything from cars to medicine is manufactured at these industrial units.

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