FICCI Ladies Organisation to take a high powered business women delegation to Japan
FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) will soon be taking a high powered business women delegation to Japan. This was announced recently at an exclusive and informative session hosted by the Embassy of Japan in New Delhi for FLO & YFLO members. The session on Trade & Investment Opportunities for women in Japan was held to explore more business and partnership opportunities in India and Japan.
On the occasion, FLO President, Ms. Harjinder Kaur Talwar, said, “It is undeniable that If we hope to create a world where all women can shine — where more women are driving innovation, holding seats in government or running companies — we must all invest in women empowerment. When I took over as President of FLO, I looked at Japan as one of our allies in this initiative and I reached out to the Embassy. The primary objective was to explore the synergies that exist between Japan & India for enhancing & deepening business engagements, largely for women.”
She further added, “I am very thankful to His Excellency Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India, for his enthusiasm and encouragement towards this association, and today’s business session was a step ahead in this direction.Women, as key agents to achieve the economic, environmental and social changes required for gender equality, will be fundamental to this partnership between both nations.”
Ambassador Kenji Hiramatsu said, “Empowering women has always been a subject close to my heart. Before assuming the post of Ambassador of Japan to India, I was driven to launch the World Assembly for Women (WAW!) which has established itself as a premier international forum on women’s empowerment. After my arrival in India as the Ambassador, I have always considered how Japan can contribute to promote women’s empowerment in India.”
It is well known that Japan is promoting women’s empowerment in India through its Official Development Assistance projects and Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects in various fields.
The session, conducted by JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) and Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in India (JCCII), provided an ideal platform to answer business-related queries pertaining to exploring business opportunities in Japan.
“With this exclusive business exchange, FLO endeavours to enhance bilateral trade and be an enabler of women empowerment. It will be followed soon by a high-powered business delegation to Japan” added FLO President, Ms. Harjinder Kaur Talwar.