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|December 9, 1997||
Bid to pump up software export to JapanThe National Association of Software and Service Companies is launching a programme in collaboration with the Department of Electronics to increase software exports to Japan from Rs 1.5 billion at present to Rs 10 billion by 2000.
This follows the interest shown by Japanese companies in software developed in India, both in English and Japanese.
Japan has shown interest in developing software for the year 2000 bug, multimedia CD-ROMs and telecommunication.
As part of the initiative, NASSCOM is joining hands with the Department of Electronics to raise awareness among Japanese companies on Indian software development at Tokyo and Osaka.
They will also offer consultancy to Japanese companies on meeting their software demands from India.
NASSCOM's initiative on Japan will include a special Japanese language programming to Indian software professionals who plan to develop software for the Japanese market.
The 12-week crash course on "technical Japanese programming" will focus on the technical aspects of the Japanese language programming. The programme will be launched initially at Bangalore, Madras, Pune and Delhi from February 1998.
"Our target is to achieve Rs 10 billion software exports to Japan by 2000," NASSCOM Executive Director Dewang Mehta said. "Interest level for software from India is very high in Japan," he claimed.
NASSCOM expects India to export software worth Rs 2.5 billion during the current financial year and up to Rs 5 billion in 1998-99.
- Compiled from the Indian media
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