Japan offers support to Kerala IT firms

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 30 (IANS) The Japanese city of Minami Uonuma (MU) has expressed its desire to support small and medium sized information technology (IT) companies from Kerala to expand operations in the Japanese market by offering office space, accommodation and business development support at subsidised rates.

The announcement was made at a joint meeting of the representatives of the IT industry in the state and a delegation from MU, led by its deputy mayor, held here.

The Japanese delegation was hosted by the Group of Technology Companies (GTech), the industry body of IT and ITeS companies in Kerala.

“A delegation of Kerala companies will visit Japan within three months to further the relationship. GTech in the past has led nine delegations in three years, to countries like Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Germany and the UAE on similar missions,” said Renjith Ramanujam, chief executive officer of GTech.

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