Osaka University, Japan to Collaborate with Universities in Kerala

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan stressed the need to further enhance cooperation between Japan and Kerala in the fields of higher education, tourism and Ayurveda.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan (Image source: Official)

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Japanese University of Osaka will collaborate with various universities in Kerala and an agreement has been reached for further steps to be taken in this regard. The cooperation agreement was reached during a meeting between Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Japan’s Consul General in Chennai, Taga Masayuki, the CM office said on Tuesday.

The Chief Minister, during the meeting, indicated that preliminary discussions had taken place in this regard during the visit of a State delegation he was leading to Japan in November 2019. He underlined the need to strengthen further cooperation between Japan and Kerala in the fields of higher education, tourism and Ayurveda.

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Collaborations, in waste management, fish processing and agribusiness, were also welcome, he said. There are several Malayali nurses working in the health sector in Japan and they would benefit from the Japanese language training, Vijayan said, adding that the southern state also expected to maintain warm relations with Japan in the future. ‘to come up.

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Chief Secretary VP Joy, CM Chief Principal Secretary KM Abraham, Delhi Special Duty State Government Officer Venu Rajamani were present during the meeting, the CMO statement added.


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