Japanese Books Library, an Initiative of Science and Technology Park, Pune (Scitech Park, Pune) in association with Indo-Japan Business Council (IJBC) was inaugurated at Scitech Park’s Growth Lab Business Incubator at Gaikwadnagar, Aundh, Pune on Monday, 8th February, 2016 at the hands of Mr. Yoshiaki Ito, Consul-General , Japanese Consulate Mumbai. The occasion also witnessed the presence of Shri. Prataprao Pawar, Chairman, Sakal Media Group and Vice President, Scitech Park, Pune; Mr. Anil Kumar Hatkar, President, Indo-Japan Business Council and Dr. Rajendra Jagdale, Director General& CEO, Scitech Park, Pune.
Japanese Books Library is the first of its kind unique initiative of Scitech Park in promoting Cultural Exchange and Business Development with Asian Countries. Scitech Park has 27,000 Iapanese books to start with and it has signed an MoU with Indo Japan Business Council Pune to jointly run and maintain the library.
Dr. Jagdale, DG & CEO, Scitech Park, Pune is one of the founding members of IJBC, which is incorporated in the year 2011 with an objective to enhance economic growth with focus on exploring business, commerce and cultural opportunities between India and Japan. With the aim to provide access and reading space to citizens, industries, students, scientists, professors within the Growth Lab Business Incubator, Japanese Library will provide important resource for Japanese speaking community in Pune as well as for Japanese industries and expatriates from Pune City.