During his interaction, Naidu recalled that he had initiated second generation economic reforms as the Chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh during the 1990s.

He said he is keen on putting AP on the trajectory of growth again, a state government release said.

Observing that there has been some lull in the march towards progress during the last 10 years, he said India is now racing ahead again.

Naidu noted that his party shares power at the Centre and said the key ministries of Civil Aviation and Science and Technology are held by his party.

Asserting that the new Andhra Pradesh faced a crisis (post bifurcation), he said the situation has, however, been turned into an opportunity.

Appreciating that Japan has also overcome several crises, Naidu said his administration is inspired by that.

Naidu highlighted that his administration is a partner in the endeavour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make India a developed country, saying he has come to Japan to invite investments.

He said his government is investor-friendly and it is the government's responsibility to resolve any issue.

Andhra Pradesh is endowed with abundant water, fertile lands and is the "gateway of India" to countries in East and West Asia.

A top official of Panasonic said the company would help the AP government in purifying ground water and also skill development.

The company would visit the state and explore opportunities for investments, the release said.

In his response, Naidu invited them to invest in Visakhapatnam, it added.

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