In three major universities of Andhra Pradesh, Japanese language courses would get introduced keeping in mind the interest shown by Japan government agencies and private companies in the state and especially in the state capital.
Japanese language will be introduced in three of the oldest and prestigious universities in the state which are, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur and Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati.
According to Parakala Prabhakar, Communication advisor to Andhra Pradesh government, “It will provide jobs to students, in the sense; Japanese investors are showing interest in Amravati (upcoming capital) construction as well as bringing in investments in manufacturing and infrastructure. So, in order to work for the Japanese firms, they would need Japanese language, Japanese interpreters, Telugu to Japanese or English to Japanese, there will be lot of demand for Japanese language skills in the near future.”
In order to woo Japanese investors and take up cooperation of Japan in developing infrastructure of the state and its capital, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu had visited Japan twice in the one year of his taking up the office for the state. The state government has also decided to include a Japanese desk in AP and selected a person to head the desk. He would be there heading the desk to maintain liaise with Japanese agencies and is fluent in Japanese language.
Japanese government agencies such as JBIC and JICA has expressed to pick up equity stake in the company which is being floated by the Andhra Pradesh government to oversee and manage the construction of its new capital named Amravati.