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KYOCERA Founder Kazuo Inamori Gives Keynote Speech at India-Japan Global Partnership Summit

Inamori expounds on the importance of an altruistic mindset to create mutually beneficial relations

September 7, 2011
Delivering his keynote speech at the India-Japan Global Partnership Summit 2011 which was held from September 5-7 in Tokyo, Kazuo Inamori, founder and chairman emeritus of Kyocera Corporation, emphasized the importance of adopting an altruistic approach so that the two nations can develop a true partnership based on mutually beneficial relations.


Photo: Kyocera founder and chairman emeritus Kazuo Inamori speaks at the India-Japan Global Partnership Summit 2011
Kyocera founder and chairman emeritus Kazuo Inamori speaks at the India-Japan Global Partnership Summit 2011
(photo: © India Center Foundation)


“Historically, the ties between India and Japan have always been close. The relationship began when Buddhism was introduced to Japan in the 6th century. In February of this year a comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement was signed between India and Japan. If we continue to strongly support the economic exchanges and joint projects being promoted by the governments and industries in both countries, then economic ties between India and Japan will certainly grow. That is why this summit is so important,” explained the veteran business leader Kazuo Inamori to an audience of roughly 900 people.

Continuing on, Inamori stressed, “At the same time, I believe that a noble spirit must serve as the basis for economic and personal exchanges between our two countries if we hope to mutually develop based on a true partnership. The spirit I'm referring to is the 'altruistic mind.' The key to establishing trust between companies in both countries is to have an attitude of doing things out of consideration for the other company's benefit, and not solely pursuing their own profit. I have no doubt that a close relationship between our countries based on a beautiful, altruistic mind of caring for each other will greatly benefit our own citizens, and will greatly contribute to peace and progress of Asia and the world.”

The Kyocera Group supports the further enhancement of India-Japan relations and was proud to be involved in the event, both by providing an exhibition and with the participation of its founder and chairman emeritus.

The Kyocera Group is fully committed to the rapidly growing Indian market. In July 2008, KYOCERA Asia Pacific India Private Limited — a Kyocera Group sales company located in Gurgaon City — was established for marketing the company's diverse products to the Indian market, including fine ceramic components, solar panels and cutting tools. Furthermore, KYOCERA MITA India Private Ltd., also established in 2008 in Gurgaon, last month signed an agreement for the transfer of the office equipment related business from Kilburn Office Automation in order to speed up expansion of its nationwide service and sales networks for printers and multifunctional products (MFPs).

About the India-Japan Global Partnership Summit 2011

The India-Japan Global Partnership Summit 2011 is a forum for India and Japan to discuss how best to work together not only to benefit the national interests of each country but also how the two can contribute to the betterment of the whole world. The event provided a platform for face-to-face discussion among top business leaders, policy makers, opinion leaders and academics to interact and exchange ideas in a very conducive environment to produce a Micro Road Map for the Macro Vision which exists in the form of the India-Japan Global Partnership.