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Short Information About Indo-Japan Relation

Japan and India signed a peace treaty and established diplomatic relations on April 28, 1952. This treaty was one of the first peace treaties Japan signed after the World War II. Ever since Indo Japan friendship has been Increasing exponentially. Japan and India are two countries with deep historical and cultural ties. In a rapidly changing regional and international environment, marked by globalization and Asian resurgence, Japan and India are natural partners. We have a common interest in ensuring long term peace, a stable equilibrium and in promoting economic integration in the region.
Indo Japan relations are almost 1600 years old. Japan and India are connected to each othersince 6th century, when Buddhism was introduced to Japan. Buddhism and the intrinsically-linked Indian culture had a great impact on Japanese culture, As a result of the link of Buddhism between India and Japan, monks and scholars often embarked on voyages between the two nations. Buddhist monks from India had been visiting Japan from the 8th century. AfterWorld War II, in1949, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru donated two Indian elephants to the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. This brought a ray of light into the lives of the Japanese people who still had not recovered from defeat in the war. Many in Japan also remember India’s refusal to attend the San Francisco Peace Conference in 1951 for the reason India concerned for the limitation on Japanese sovereignty and national independence.

In August 2000, Japanese Prime Minister Mori visited India. At this meeting, Japan and India agreed to establish "Japan-India Global Partnership in the 21st Century." Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee visited Japan in December, 2001, where both Prime Ministers issued "Japan-India Joint Declaration", consisting of high-level dialogue, economic cooperation, and military and anti-terrorism cooperation. In April, 2005, Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi visited India and signed Joint Statement "Japan-India Partnership in the New Asian Era: Strategic Orientation of Japan-India Global Partnership" with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.


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