JAPAN INFORMATION AND STUDY CENTRE AT AMA
(Hello in Japanese)
from ‘Michiko’, the cute mascot of AMA’s Japan Study Centre.
Mi-chi-ko… means ‘beautiful’, ‘intelligent’, ‘girl’.
A UNIQUE AND FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE COUNTRY
The Japan Information and Study Centre at the Ahmedabad Management Association, (popularly referred to as ‘Japan Centre at AMA’), a unique and the first of its kind in the country was inaugurated on 10th January, 2015, happily coinciding with the eve of the Vibrant Gujarat Business Summit held from 11th to 13th January.
FOCUS ON FURTHERING ACADEMIC, BUSINESS AND CULTURAL RELATIONS
The Centre which has been set up with the objective of furthering Indo-Japanese Relations on Academic, Business and Cultural fronts between Japan and India in general and Gujarat in particular, aims at encouraging and promoting study and learning of Japanese Language, Art, Literature, History, Culture, Traditions, Business, Economy, Management and diverse aspects relating to Japan.
FACILITIES AT THE JAPAN CENTRE AT AMA
The Centre houses a State-of-the-Art Japan Library and Data Treasure on diverse aspects relating to Art, Architecture, Business, Culture, Economy, Festivals, Gardens, Heritage, Language, Management, Monuments, Religion, Seasons, Science, Technology and Tourism of Japan and is equipped with:
- Over 750 Reference Books & Journals
- Around 500 Films & Audio-Visual Learning Aids
- Digital Viewing Facilities
- Industry-Business Information
- Language Learning Resources
- State-of-Art E-Learning Work Stations
- Nipponica: An Innovative Digital Touch Screen Encyclopedia on Japan
While the Centre is visited even by public at large, AMA and IJFA Members, Students, and Management Professionals in particular, have shown great interest in using the Centre and its resources. The Centre also aims to connect with different parts of Gujarat through Video Conferencing and other innovative methods of Distance Learning.