As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India Japan @70,Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George met Chairman of Keidanren, Mr Masakazu Tokura, to explore opportunities for increasing economic cooperation between India and Japan, with a focus on boosting trade and investment. Mr. Tokura besides being the Chairman of Keidanren is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd. The Japan Business Federation is an economic organization founded in May 2002 by amalgamation of Keidanren ( Japan Federation of Economic Organizations, established 1946) and Nikkeiren (Japan Federation of Employers' Associations, established 1948), with Nikkeiren being absorbed into Keidanren. The federation is commonly referred to as "Keidanren", its 1,601 members consist of 1,281 companies, 129 industrial associations, and 47 regional economic organizations.