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

Exclusive Partner
Fujitsu Consulting India


Title Partner

MIT- World Peace University

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

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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Konnichiwa Pune 2022 Speakers

Hon. Mr. Toshihiro Kaneko
Deputy Chief Of Missions
Consulate General of Japan in Mumbai

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

Mr. Abhishek Choudhury
VP, Industrial Relations
Indo-Japan Business Council.
Director; Nanobiz India Private Limited 

Mr. Tauchi Noritaka
Consulate-General of Japan in Mumbai

Harry Hakuei Kosato
Founder, Sushi and More India 
Kikkoman India Representative & Director

Ms Tamiko Ohba

CEO, Japan India Women’s Forum and CodeTots Japan

Prof. Yasuyuki Miyauchi
Director, Global Recruiting
International University of Japan

Kazunori SASAKI
Senior Manager, The Univ. of Tokyo India Office, Delhi

Mr. Yoshiro Kaku
Chief Representative of Branch Office in India
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
New Delhi Office

Mr.Shigeru Ishimoto
General Manager, Mumbai
All Nippon Airways (ANA)

Ms. Maria Kato
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), India

Mr. Shigeo Takabayashi

 Executive Vice President, IP Integrated Services Pvt Ltd

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

Prof. Rajib Shaw
Keio University, Japan.

Ms. Sudha Avadhani

Assistant Vice President - Localization, Fidel Softech Ltd.

Prasad Khandekar

Dean, Engineering & Technology, MIT World Peace University, Pune

Mr. Bhupendra Singh
Managing Partner & Mentor Artham Law Chambers

Ms. Vinaya Vaidya

Lead for Management and Leadership Development, HCD

Dr. Milind Pande


MIT-World Peace University

Ms Eshana Malkani
Representative, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University)

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

Rara Gupta
International University of Japan

Mr. Sushant Shetty

Fox Mandal & Associates

Mr. Rohan Singh
Fox Mandal & Associates

Mr. Atul Parekh

Strategy and Business Development, Parekh Integrated Services Pvt Ltd

Mr. HS Bhatia
President and Chief Executive Officer, IP Integrated Services Pvt Ltd

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

Mr. Sundeep Gursahani

Head Business Solutions, Parekh Integrated Services Pvt Ltd  

Mr. Amit Kumar Shrivastava

Senior Systems Architect [AI Technical Head], Fujitsu Consulting India

Ms. Ashwini Gupte

Delivery Head, OneAsia, Fujitsu Consulting India

Mr. Sachin Kalse

Service Delivery Director (Engagement Head)
Fujitsu Consulting India

Dr. Hemanth Noothalapati
Assistant Professor
Department of Life Sciences
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences
Shimane University

Konnichiwa Pune 2022 Performers

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

Team Mystic Jounetsu 
Kushmir, Ibex and
Hiroko Sarah

Ms. Noriko Shakti

Ms. Asano Fukui

Ms. Fumie Nagashi

Akshara Patil

Mr Takahiro Arai
Santoor Player Disciple of Pt. Shivkumar Sharma

Ms. Akiko Kato

Miss World Japan 2015 Special Award
Certified by the Government of India as a Level 1 Professional Yoga


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

Pranati Arun

Namrata Kale

Binu Fernandez

Kripa Bhandari

Ms. Swati Dharmadhikari
Origami Mitra

Ms. Manjushri Dhume
Origami Mitra

Ms. Sujata Pandit
President Ikenobo Ikenobo Ikebana Chapter Pune

Ms. Arundhati Deshpande
Vice President Ikenobo Ikebana Chapter Pune

Never miss Konnichiwa Pune 2022 announcement


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 Why attend?


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.

Konicchiwa Pune 2022 Sponsors



All Nippon Airways

Designs by sucheta

Fidel Softech


Isuzu Motors Ltd. India


Regeta Co., Ltd




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

IT Partner

Shimbi Labs 

Travel Partner

Ichiban Enterprises

Finance Consultant

Rao & Emmar

Research & Stats Partner

Nano Biz

Cosplay Partner


Venue Partner

Phoenix Marketcity

Venue Partner


Venue Partner
Sayaji Hotel Pune


Media Partner 

Hundred Percent

Online Media Partner

Asian Community News

Partner Organisations

All India Association of Industries

Bombay Small Scale Industries Association

South to North Online World

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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