India, Japan sign MoC to promote Ayurveda, Yoga

Tokyo: India and Japan signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to promote bilateral partnership in Indian traditional medicinal systems such as Ayurveda and Yoga under the rubric of Health Care and Wellness.

The MoC signed by the Ministry of AYUSH and the Kanagawa Prefectural Government will complement another MoC concluded during the visit between the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India and the Office of Healthcare policy of the Cabinet Office of Japan and Japan’s Ministry of Health, which aims to promote cooperation in the areas identified under the National Health Protection Mission, such as primary health care, prevention of non-communicable diseases, sanitation, hygiene, nutrition and elderly care.

This is the first-ever agreement to promote Ayurveda and Yoga with Japan.

Meanwhile, governor of Kanagawa Yuji Kuroiwa’s called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed the potential to integrate Japan’s Artificial Intelligence technologies and innovation with India’s healthcare initiatives.

Prime Minister Modi is on a two-day visit to Tokyo to participate in the 13th India-Japan Annual Summit.