Gen VK Singh inaugurates first Japanese language training centre in India

The first centre to teach Japanese language in India was inaugurated by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Gen VK Singh in Jawahar Lal Nehru University (JNU) on Monday. The centre was opened in a joint effort of Indian and Japanese governments to expand Japanese language education in India. In his inaugural speech General VK Singh said that the language training centre will enhance "many ventures which will require Japanese language professionals to communicate both here and in Japan." The inaugural ceremony was attended by Ambassador of Japan to India, Kenji Hiramatsu, Executive Vice President of Japan Foundation, Tomoyuki Sakurai and the Vice Chancellor of JNU, Professor Jagadesh Kumar.