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Japanese PM for tie-up with Maharashtra in education - 28-Dec-2009

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Mumbai: Japan will explore the possibility of strengthening co-operation between its universities and those in Maharashtra.

“Maharashtra being a populous state having a large student population, Japan will explore possibility of strengthening co-operation between the universities in Japan and those in Maharashtra,” Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, who is on a visit her e, said.

Hatoyama had yesterday told Maharashtra Governor S C Jamir that Japan has similar co-operation in the education sector with China and South Korea.

The Japanese Prime Minister was accompanied by his wife Miyuki Hatoyama and a high-level official delegation.

Hatoyama said relations between Mumbai and Japan date back to 1893 when a link was opened between the city and a Japanese city for trade in cotton.

“It is not enough to have co-operation in trade and commerce alone; it is equally important to have a mutual exchange in culture and artistic works too,” he said.

Thanking the Japanese Prime Minister, Jamir, who is also the chancellor of Maharashtra varsities, said relations between India and Japan are built on solid foundations, a Raj Bhavan release said.



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