Hitachi GM addresses students of XLRI

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Taking another glorious step in towards development of creative leadership, the class of XLRI-PGDM(GMP) invited) invited Tamura Masayoshi to talk about the India Japan trade relations. Masayoshi, General Manager at Hitachi India, has been living in Bangalore for the last three years.

Breaking the ice in no time, Masayoshi filled the atmosphere with liveliness and humour. The session kicked off with the display of his collection of cricket jerseys and cultural books that truly depicted his keen interestin Cricket ,in particular ,and the Indian culture at large. He is an avid traveller and visited 20 out of 29 Indian states. He shared some of his experiences travelling across the states, which left the audience in awe.

Gaining the context, Masayoshi started his presentation by talking about the importance of diversity and its long coherent presence in India. His structured presentation, with refined details, showed the key differences between India and Japan.

He then expounded to the audience how these  difference when combined together can provide high strength and enable both the nations to deliver great results.

Masayoshi believes that it is this inherent experience of coping up with chaotic and uncertain situations that made Indians the great leaders in some top international firms such as Microsoft. In contrast to the fastand “Jugaad” Indians, Japanese are slow and quality obsessed.

An amalgamation of these characteristics, when strategically combinedmay result in high learning and superior performance.

Moving on to Hitachi, Masayoshi said that serving the society forms the core of the company’s vision. Hitachi, with its focus on innovation, is delivering state-of-the-art products, services and solutions aimed at enhancing the consumers’ quality of lives.

He bilieves that the contribution of India and Japan in the area of technology will add value to the society at large

Masayoshi urged students to play an active role in the global society.

He said that every nation has its own strengths and weaknesses, which should be combined and configured for mutual benefits as well as for the benefit of the world.

He strongly believes that there are enormous opportunities to fill in the collaboration gaps between Japan and India in the area of technology, which young intellectuals need to sieze and leverage to come up with innovations of social value and positive impact.