New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): India and Japan have agreed to enhance cooperation in the area of media content.
The two sides also agreed to encourage and promote cooperation among the film and animation industries of Japan and India through its film festivals, co-production and other collaborative efforts.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari and Japanese Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry Toshimitsu Motegi have signed a joint statement in this regard here today.
Both sides have also decided to set up a Joint Working Group mechanism to work out various collaborative efforts such as co-production of films and animation, skill development, exchange programmes between training institutes.
Tewari told the Japanese delegation about New Delhi's proposal to set up a National Center of Excellence in Animation, Gaming and Visual Effects at Mohali in Punjab.
He also proposed Japanese partnership in the project in view of Tokyo's established strength in the animation industry.
Both ministers welcomed Japan's Country Focus participation in this year's International Film Festival of India in Goa.
Motegi described the signing of the Joint Statement as a historic forward step, and added that Japan is pursuing a strategy for expansion of Japanese content, fashion, tradition and culture to Asian countries.
Tewari also said China will be the guest at the Goa Film Festival in 2014. (ANI)