Ambassador Hiramatsu attends “InnoRail 2016”

On 1st December, Ambassador Hiramatsu attended “InnoRail 2016”, a railway exhibition organized by CII, and “Japan Railway Symposium” organized as a part of “InnoRail 2016” by the Japanese government and Japanese railway industry organizations, namely, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Council for Global Promotion of Railway (CGPR), Japan Railway Technical Service (JARTS), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), and Japan Overseas Railway System Association (JORSA).

 “InnoRail 2016” was held from 1st December to 3rd December, with the aim of creating opportunities for Indian companies and organizations in the Indian railway industry to interact on latest technologies and knowledge with foreign companies and organizations that are interested in the railway market in India. Japan participated in “InnoRail 2016” as a partner country for the first time since the first “InnoRail” in December, 2014 in Lucknow, and 38 Japanese companies and organizations showcased their technologies in “InnoRail 2016.”

At the opening of “InnoRail 2016,” Ambassador Hiramatsu explained about the railways’ symbolic role in the development of Japan as a modern state and its reconstruction after the WWII, and about the railway network supporting a megacity like Tokyo. (Ambassador’s opening remarks at “InnoRail 2016”) He also stated in his opening remarks at “Japan Railway Symposium” that Japanese railway technologies and knowledge can contribute to the development of transfer of technologies and “Make in India” which are emphasized by the Government of India, while creating business opportunities for Japanese companies as well. (Ambassador’s opening remarks at “Japan Railway Symposium”


Ambassador Hiramatsu’s opening remarks at the InnoRail 2016



Opening Ceremony of InnoRail 2016



Exhibition at InnoRail 2016



Ambassador Hiramatsu’s Opening Remarks at the Japan Railway Symposium