India and Japan to increase inter-country internship programmes, skill development in focus

The ties between the countries for various things are always a boon not only to their relationship but also to the exchange of the intellect between them. Many countries in the world do these on a regular basis so that they can have their relationship in an improved state and they can share their expertise. It also enables them to make better use of the available opportunities and then has a better output. It is equally beneficial for the developing as well as the developed countries of the world. This is so because the resources of the involving countries contribute to it in multiple ways. In the same context, India and Japan have discussed a plan to strengthen their collaboration in the area of skill development and increasing bilateral technical exchanges.


For long, these two countries have been a partner in such developmental ties and they have been benefited from them. Both the countries have extended the programme to a next level now as they have signed a new tie in the course. Recently, there has been a discussion on skill development and increasing bilateral technical exchanges between the representatives of the countries. The Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu met Union Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Mahendranath Pandey in the capital and then there was a discussion. During the meet, the two discussed the proposal of speeding up Technical Internship Training Programme. They also want it to be implemented at a larger scale because it can increase employment opportunities for youth.


The official announcement made by them read, "Consequently, India could witness more investment from Japan in near future. Previously, Japan indicated its ambitions to increase the number of Japanese companies in India, and its will to empower the Indian youth with more technical skills." Also, the two countries signed a memorandum of cooperation on Technical Intern Training Programme. This will make way for sending Indian technical interns to Japan for on-the-job training which will be for a period of three to five years.