Konnichiwa Pune 2022
An event by IJBC Co-organised with Consulate General of Japan in Mumbai

Goverment of Japan

Consulate General of Japan in Mumbai

Indo-Japan Business Council

Goverment of India

Konnichiwa Pune is a three days festival by Indo Japan Business Council.  Festival aimed to bring people, businesses, and educational institutes together. Konnichiwa Pune seeks to promote the exchange of trade, culture and educational ties between India and Japan in a friendly festive manner

The event you would surely not like to miss!

It’s one of a kind event which is going to bring together enthusiastic and like-minded people from India and Japan. Konnichiwa Pune can be the perfect platform you are looking forward to connecting, engage and tie-up with the right people in business, academia and governments.

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Festival Highlights

  • Participation of Indian and Japanese businesses, educational institutes, and cultural organisations.
  • Witness the huge gathering of Japanese bilingual experts at one place.
  • Participation of Japanese artists and Indian artists.
  • NHK & other documentaries screening
  • Business, Culture, Education.
  • B2B & B2C meetings for industries.
  • Richly diverse cultural programs and art display corners.

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Business Seminars

Business Fair

Culture & Education

Food Stalls

India Japan at 70
The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatiat c relations between India and Japan. To celebrate this momentous year, the Indo-Japan Business Council has decided to host a series of events.

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Konnichiwa Pune Registration 

Register today to secure your seat on one of the three days or all three days!

India-Japan Business Conference
18th November 2022, 9 am to 6 pm at Hotel Sayaji, Pune

With a long-term strategic aim of economic convergence, India-Japan relations have been strengthening. IJBC Business Conference during Konnichiwa Pune will bring business leaders, government agencies, and intellectuals to deliberate challenges, and opportunities.

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India-Japan Education Conference
19th November 2022, 9 am to 1 pm at MCCIA, Pune

Welcome to the 1st India-Japan Education Conference. The conference will provide a forum for students, acclamations, researchers, and policymakers to identify opportunities, issues, and solutions. It will also help promote university ties, student exchange, research & development.

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India-Japan Cultural Festival
19th and 20th November 2022, 3 pm to 10 pm at Phoenix Marketcity
, Pune
Experience and be part of the cultural extravaganza of India and Japanese culture. IJBC brings the two days cultural festival during Konnichiwa Pune with 100s of Japanese and Indian artists participating. Also enjoy food, shop and wear kimonos and more.


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Meet our Konnichiwa Pune 2021 Speakers

H.E. Mr. Sanjay Kumar Varma
Ambassador of India to Japan

Mr. Masahide Sato
Deputy Consul-General
Consulate-General of Japan in Mumbai

Mr. Tauchi Noritaka
Consulate-General of Japan in Mumbai

Mr. Siddharth Deshmukh
President, Indo-Japan Business Council (IJBC)
Founder & CEO, Shimbi Labs

Mr. Saito Mitsunori
Chief Representative
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), INDIA

Mr. Tomonari Kuroda
Japanese language advisor, The Japan Foundation,
New Delhi

Mr. Yusuke Yamamoto
Executive Director, Delhi
Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO)

Mr. Sudhir Jaiswal
President & CEO
Enterprise System Solutions private Limited (ESSPL) India

Mr. Tomio Isogai
Freelance Advisor in
Indo-Japanese Relations
Director, Kansai Japan India Cultural Society, Kobe, Japan

Mr. Abhishek Choudhury
VP, Industrial Relations
Indo-Japan Business Council (IJBC)

Mr. Onkar Bari
Director, Membership
Indo-Japan Business Council (IJBC)

  Mr. Sunil Kulkarni
CEO, Fidel Technologies KK

Mr. Yogendra Puranik
First India-born Asian-origin assemblyman in Japan
President, All-Japan Association of Indians (AJAI)

Ms. Tomo Kawane
Independent Consultant
(25 years in Gujarat, Indian affairs, politics, languages, voluntary sector)

Dr. Tomio Mizokami
Professor Emeritus of Osaka University of Foreign Studies.
Present President of Kansai Japan-India Cultural Society, Kobe

Prof. Manabu Koiso
Department of Tourism, School of International Communication, Kansai University of International Studies, Kobe, Japan. 

Ms. Yoko Deshmukh
JTF certified freelance translator

Mr. Sanjeev Ahuja
Founder and Editor-in-chief
Asian Community News (ACN) Network

Mr. Hiroshi Koike
Koike Hiroshi Bridge Project

Mr. Megumu Ishiguro
The Ramayana Animation (Indo-Japan collaboration anime)

Dr. Satoru Nagao
Visiting Fellow at Hudson Institute. Expert in US-Japan-India security cooperation. 

Mr. Shigeru Toyoda
Former Executive Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Ms. Mari Nogami Itoh, PhD
National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition, Osaka

Senior Research Fellow, AI & Bioinformatics Project

Mr. Anil Raj
Founder, Raj Group, Japan
CEO, Nehan Technologies K.K.

Dr. Aravind Chinchure
Founder & CEO
QLeap Academy

Prof. Rajib Shaw
Keio University, Japan.

Maj Gen (Dr) G D Bakshi
SM,VSM (retd)

Ms. Nupur Tewari
Motivational speaker, Transformation and Mindfulness coach

Mr Nixon Joseph
CEO, CLT India (Childrens Lovecastles Trust), Bengaluru, former President & Chief Operating Officer, SBI Foundation.

Ms. Sujata Kolekar
IT Sector Specialist, Multilingual (Japanese)

Mr. Gautam Bambawale
Ambassador (Retd) to Bhutan, Pakistan & China.

Mr. Hemanth Noothalapati
Assistant Professor
Department of Life Sciences
Shimane University

Ms. Avantika Sinha Bahl
 Founder & Director of Kampai, EBK Luxury Catering, Mai Bao & Cocodate

Mr. Bhupendra Singh
Managing Partner & Mentor Artham Law Chambers

Professor Srabani Roy Choudhury
Centre for East Asian Studies, School of International Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University

Ms. Shaifali Tiwari
Indo-Japan Business Council (IJBC)

Dr. Manasi Shirgurkar
The Japanese Hub
Visiting Faculty, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeet

Ms.Binaifer Khajotia
Sales & Marketing
All Nippon Airways Co.Ltd.

 Mr. Satish Jawale
Co-founder and CEO, Transfinite

Mr. Yu Ninomiya 
Deputy Director  
Office of Global Initiatives and Overseas Development
J.F. Oberlin University and Affiliated Schools

Northeast India Spotlight
Meet our Konnichiwa Pune 2021 speakers from Northeast India

Ms. Tage Rita
CMD, Lambu Subu Food and Beverages

Hong Village, Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

Ms. Sentilla T Yanger
Chairperson, North East Handloom Committee, Indian Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Sosang Longkumer
Founder, Konger Agritech
Dimapur, Nagaland

Mr. Rajeev Gupta
Founder, Jaceex - Japan Centre of Excellence and Youth4Japan - Creating a Gateway to Japan for Young Professionals from North East Region India

Author's Corner
Meet our renowned authors at Konnichiwa Pune 2021.

Professor Prem Motwani

Author of 
Becoming World Class : Lessons from 'Made in Japan' 

Dr. Megha Wadhwa

Author of 
Indian Migrants in Tokyo (Routledge: 2021)

Ms. Pallavi Aiyar

Author of 
Orienting: An Indian in Japan

Mr. Nobuhiro Takahashi

Author of Japanese book
“What you should know about India to succeed in India” (インドでビジネスを成功させるために知っておくべきこと).

Meet our Konnichiwa Pune 2021 Performers

Ms. Sujata Pandit
President Ikenobo Ikenobo Ikebana Chapter Pune

Ms. Arundhati Deshpande
Vice President Ikenobo Ikebana Chapter Pune

Ms. Hiroko Sarah
Mumbai-based Japanese Singer & Dancer (Classical Kathak & Indian Fusion)

Team Mystic Jounetsu 
Kushmir, Ibex and
Hiroko Sarah


Ms. Haruna Tsunoda
Kimono Expert

Ms. Kazuko Barisic
Calligrapher of “Shodo”, and “Ura-Senke Sado” master.

Ms. Kikusen Maruichi
Edo Daikagura Artist
Qualified Japanese Dancer

Sayuki (Dr. Fiona Graham)
Geisha at Fukagawa

Mr. T M Hoffman
US-born artist and ethnomusicologist.
Director of Indo-Japanese Music Exchange Association

Dai Ichi Martial Arts Academy India (DIMAA)

Chef Imna Ndr
The Art of Slow Cooking Naga Food and similarity with Japanese Cusine.

Ms. Swati Dharmadhikari
Origami Mitra

Ms. Manjushri Dhume
Origami Mitra

Serah Milton Lopez
St. Mary’s School, Pune.
The youngest IJBC Memeber

YouTubers of Konnichiwa Pune 2021
Young generation introducing New India!

Ms. Fumiko Takahashi
YouTub Channel

Mr. Ren Suzuki
YouTub Channel

Mr Jay Mori &  Hiro Mori
Low Key Japan
YouTub Channel 

Mr. Pawan Lohomord
Rom Rom ji
YouTub Channel

Never miss Konnichiwa Pune 2022 announcement


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Last year over 10000 people visited in three days. We expect this year over 50,000 people will join as Konnichiwa Pune goes virtual this year. We’ll be joined by the CEOs and founders of the Indian and Japanese companies, educational institutes heads, professional bilingual experts, artists, students, enthusiastic, and leading journalists.


This program brings you the golden opportunity to initiate a one on one dialogue. Grab this chance to come together learn and build some new bridges which draw us closer. We believe in the exchange of ideas for improved business outcomes benefitting both nations.

Our stages cover topics anranging from business chaillanges , career and education opportunities, and cultutre.


Konnichiwa Pune is already India’s largest gathering of Indo-Japan business event. Attracting more than 100 +  journalists from well know publications. This program brings you the golden opportunity to initiate a one on one dialogue and give exposure to your business in Business Fair.


Join us and together at Konnichiwa Pune and let’s work towards strengthening our relations by understanding Japanese and Indian culture, people to people contacts. Our centre stage will bring together many artist and culture enthusiast and put up spectacular shows, which we promise a memorable experience for you.

Konnichiwa Pune Supported By

Japan National Tourism Organization


Wakayama Prefecture


City of Yokohama in Mumbai


Japan External Trade Organization


Japan Foundation


Japan International Cooperation Agency, India


Keio University, Japan


India Japan Laboratory

Event Partners for Konnichiwa Pune 2021

IT Partner

Shimbi Labs 

Travel Partner

Ichiban Enterprises

Finance Consultant

Rao & Emmar

Research & Stats Partner

Nano Biz

About IJBC
Indo-Japan Business Council (IJBC), established in 2011, is the apex bi-lateral Chamber synergizing India-Japan engagement in business, trade, commerce, education, and culture. IJBC is continually working to enhance India-Japan Business and Economic Engagement. Today IJBC has a PAN India presence. 
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