nehru Courtesy: Free Press Journal
2 May 2019

Tracing Indian merchants in Japan

Japanese Emperor Naruhito’s coronation on May 1, marking the dawn of the Reiwa Era, is a milestone also for the Indian merchant diaspora, which began arriving during the reign of the Meiji Emperor in the 1870s. The strength of the India-Japan bilateral relationship lies in the 150-year-old narratives of these family-run firms and the success of many Indo-Japanese  collaborations

Modi with Abe_3 Courtesy: MEA/Government of India
4 September 2014

India-Japan: potential still unrealised

Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Tokyo had raised expectations at home, especially due to the equation between him and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and the immense potential for Japanese investment in India. However, while the visit showcased warmth and friendliness, it fell short on the strategic and economic front

japan_india_flag Courtesy: Gateway House
26 August 2014

Modi in Japan: great expectations

A lot has been written about the Modi-Abe equation and expectations are high from the upcoming Tokyo summit. Despite the bonhomie shared by the two leaders much work needs to be done on the civil nuclear deal as well as defence cooperation to arrive at a substantive and fruitful relationship