Tokyo,Japan, September 3, 2014: Indian Prime Minister of India, S Narendra Modi inaugurated the TCS Japan Technology and Culture Academy in Japan yesterday, while on a visit to that country. The centre is aimed at enhancing the technology and cultural knowledge and understanding between Indian and Japanese IT professionals.
The Prime Minister of India also flagged off the first batch of 48 TCS Japan trainees who will proceed to India to undergo training for 6-8 weeks at various TCS locations. Apart from increasing their exposure to new technologies, the TCS Japan graduate trainees will learn about quality and other processes as well as business skills. This will be followed by on-the-job training on projects for six months.
In April this year, TCS and Mitsubishi Corp announced that they were merging their IT operations in Japan to create a new global scale player in the Japanese IT industry, with TCS having a 51% stake in the new venture called Tata Consultancy Services Japan.
Said Modi, addressing the trainees: “The 21st century is the century of knowledge and technology and all of you will gain knowledge from travelling in India. You are going as employees of TCS but I want you to come back to Japan as ambassadors of India.”