Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

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Cultural, Educational and Business Events during Amrit Mahotsav Celebrations by CGI, Osaka-Kobe (March 2021)

i) Seminar on Investment and TITP in cooperation with Kochi Prefecture (17 March, 2021). ii) CGI in concert with Kochi Prefecture and IJCCI organized event for Japanese companies on opportunities and also shared collaborative events in #Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav\c Indian@75 with the focus on India’s achievements. iii) Think-tank on "Future of India Japan Relations 2021 and beyond\c Trade, Security and Diplomacy". iv) A virtual event on Women Empowerment was celebrated. v) 'Cultural Exchange Webinar on Namaste Japan Fest live from Fukuoka, Western Japan, on 20 March incorporating many events of cultural exchanges between Indian and Japan on Caligraphy, Origami, Indian classical dances, Japanese Kimono & Yukata.

Cultural Event and Tourism Promotion events organised during Amrit Mahotsav Celebrations by CGI, Osaka-Kobe (April 10, 2021)

On 10 April, Continuing with #Indiaat75 celebrations, @IndianConsOsaka is happy to be part of 'Namaste Fukuoka' event held online this year Includes showcasing Indian classical dance and cultural diversity, Indian Tourism exposition by Padmini Brahma and experience of other Japanese friends, https //www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjT2V1ZULok.

Events on Indian History, Art & Culture, Trade and Business Promotionorganised during Amrit Mahotsav Celebrations byEoI, Tokyo (April , 2021)

1. As part of celebratory activities for India @ 75, the 71st ICCR Foundation Day was celebrated at the Embassy of India on 9 April 2021. Ambassador then launched "Little Guru", the first game-format app for learning Sanskrit which was developed by ICCR followed by a video message from Shri Dinesh Patnaik, DG (ICCR). 2. India-Japan Webinar on “Innovative Technologies in Technical Textiles” in association with The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) on 9 April, 2021. 3. The embassy of India in association with Start up India organized a Virtual Pitching Event by Indian Start-ups (4th Session) focusing on finance sector on 15 April, 2021. More than 40 participants attended the live pitching event. 4. On 16 April 2021, as part of India @ 75 and India-Japan @ 70, Ambassador's Spouse Mrs Gunjan Verma, organised a Japanese Tea Ceremony with a renowned Tea Ceremony Master and a YouTuber Ms Mako San at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre. 5. The Embassy of India in Tokyo in association with Invest Punjab, The State Government of Punjab, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO) and supported by Japan-India Business Co-operation Committee organized an on-line webinar titled “INDO-JAPAN Investment Symposium Investment Opportunities in the State of Punjab” on April 16, 2021. 6. A special lecture session titled "Talks on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose & Indian Independence" was held on 19 April 2021 as part of the celebration of the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji and India @ 75. A special preview of the forthcoming exhibition at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre titled "Glimpses of India in Japan" was held on this day and was viewed by the attendees of the lecture session. 7. India-Japan Webinar on "De-carbonization Exploring the Hydrogen Prospects and Innovative Technologies" was organized in association with Department of Science and Technology (DST), GoI, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan on April 19, 2021. 8. The Embassy of India, Tokyo in association with the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India; Gujarat International Finance Tec-city (GIFT); Japan Financial Services Agency with support from Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) organized the “India-Japan Financial Symposium Financial Reforms and Emerging Opportunities in India” on April 22, 2021. 9. Embassy participated in the Commemoration Ceremony for the 37th Anniversary of the Passing of the Most Ven. Nichidatsu Fujii, great friend of Mahatma Gandhi was held on 29 April 2021 at the Nipponzan Myohoji Daisanga Temple in Kamogawa City, Chiba. 10. As part of India@75, Embassy of India Tokyo participated in the "India Fair" which was organised from 28th April to 2nd May 2021, at BioTOPIA MeBYO Valley by Brooks Holdings, Oi Town & Kanagawa Prefecture Japan. Performances included Indian classical dances, tabla recital & mallkhamb. Ayurveda & yoga demonstration also took place.

Indian Tea Promotion Seminar on 16th July 2021

The 223rd Indian Tea Seminar called “Chai-Varta” was organized jointly by the Embassy of India, Tokyo and Japan Tea Association(JTA) on 16th July, 2021. The event was also a part of the series of event being organized to cerebrate the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence and 70th anniversary of Indo-Japan friendship. The objective of the seminar was to promote Indian tea in the Japanese market.

Start-up Pitching event on 28th July 2021

As part of celebrations for India@75 and India-Japan@70, a Virtual Pitching Event by Indian Start-ups (7th Session) focusing on Industry 4.0 sector was jointly organized by Startup India and Embassy of India, Tokyo on 28th July, 2021 with support from JETRO. The objective of the session was to provide Indian startups a platform to pitch their innovations to Japanese investors and business corporations to explore investment and strategic business and technical collaboration. During the event, 10 Startups in Industry 4.0 sector from India made made a live pitch to Japanese stakeholders in 3D printing, augmented reality products, computer vision, robotics, big data and Internet of Things (IoT). 50 participants from India and Japan attended the live pitching event.

Outreach event including Buyer-Seller Interactive session on 29-30 July 2021

The Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Government of India organized a 2-day virtual outreach event on July 29-30, 2021, titled ‘From India to the World’ in association with Invest India and Embassies of India in Tokyo, Washington and Abu Dhabi. The purpose of the outreach event was to bring agricultural exporters from India and international buyers on one platform. The event was also a part of the activities under #INDIA@75 to commemorate 75 years of India’s Independence. The opening ceremony of the event was held on July 29, 2021. H.E. Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan shared views on India-Japan Trade relations during the event. On the 2nd day of the event, a special Buyer-Seller Interactive Session focused on Japan was organized to boost the export of agricultural products from India. The opening remarks during the session were made by Mr. Vijay Kumar, Additional DGFT. From Japan Shri Nitin Hingarh, President, Ambika Corporation and Shri Sumon Bhowmik, CEO, Premier’s Tea Japan Co. Ltd. shared their valuable experience on doing business in Japan and prospects in Agri-sector for Indian exporters. From India M/s Chamanlal Setia exports Ltd. and M/s Kanz and Muhul introduced their companies to the participants.

IDY celebrations & Photo Exhibition planned during Amrit Mahotsav Celebrations by CGI, Osaka-Kobe (June , 2021)

As part of India@75 celebrations, 'A photo exhibition “Yoga From India to Japan” at Osaka Prefectural Nakanoshima Library, along with the 10 lectures & workshops, was planned for a full month of June 2021 to co-ordinated with the IDY 2021. Deferred due to the local COVID-19 protocol.

Digital Dance Series, IDY celebrations, Swami Vivekananda’s 158th Birth Anniversary and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s 125 Birth Anniversary Celebration and Virtual Pitching Event by Indian Start-ups organised during Amrit Mahotsav Celebrations by EoI, Tokyo (June 2021)

1. Episode 1 of the Digital Dance Series presented by the Embassy of India, Tokyo was released on the Embassy’s official YouTube Channel. This video features a performance by Bharatanatyam artist Apeksha Mundargi; 2. Episode 2 of the Digital Dance Series presented by the Embassy of India, Tokyo, was released on the Embassy’s official YouTube Channel. This video features a performance by Odissi artists Eiko Shinohara and Haru Yamazaki; 3. Episode 3 of the Digital Dance Series presented by the Embassy of India, Tokyo, was released on the Embassy’s official YouTube channel. This video features a performance by Bollywood dance group Sahelia; 4. Episode 4 of the Digital Dance Series presented by the Embassy of India, Tokyo, was uploaded on the Embassy’s Youtube channel. This video features a performance of Kathak by Kadamb Japan led by Atsuko Maeda. The Digital Dance Series is brought to you as part of the celebration of India @ 75 and India-Japan @ 70; 5. Swami Vivekananda’s 158th Birth Anniversary and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s 125 Birth Anniversary celebration was jointly organized by the Vedanta Society of Japan and the Embassy of India, Tokyo at TKP Garden City Hall, Yokohama. On this occasion, the book entitled “The Story of India-Japan Relationship Swami Vivekananda & Okakura Tenshin, The Modern Era Pioneers” authored by Swami Medhasananda, Monk In Charge, Vedanta Society of Japan was also released by Ambassador. The cultural programmes of devotional and patriotic songs were also a part of the event. The entire programme was held maintaining social distancing guidelines prescribed by the Government of Japan; 6. A Yoga Symposium for VCC Yoga Class students was organised as part of celebrations for the 7th International Day of Yoga. Representatives of each class made presentations on the benefits of yoga in the VCC Multi-function Room. COVID-19 prevention measures were in place during the event; 7. As part of the celebration of International Day of Yoga 2021 and India @ 75, Vivekananda Cultural Centre (VCC), Embassy of India, Tokyo, held an online workshop titled "Workshop on Yoga Philosophy - Key for Happy and Healthy Living Part 1". The workshop was led by Dr Reeta Sharma, Teacher of Indian Culture. VCC students and members of the public enthusiastically participated in the workshop; 8. Episode 1 - A video titled "Yoga for Management of Arthritis" by Dr Reeta Sharma, Teacher of Indian Culture at Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Tokyo was released on the Embassy’s You tube channel. This video was part of the Digital Yoga Series 2021 celebrating IDY 2021 and India @ 75 with daily videos on yoga leading up to International Day of Yoga 2021; 9. Episode 2- A video titled "Yoga for Management of Cervical Spondylosis" by Dr Reeta Sharma, Teacher of Indian Culture at Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Tokyo, was released on the Embassy’s YouTube channel. This video was part of the Digital Yoga Series 2021 celebrating IDY 2021 and India @ 75 with daily videos on yoga leading up to International Day of Yoga 2021; 10. Episode 3 - A video titled "Yoga for Management of Stress" by Dr Reeta Sharma, Teacher of Indian Culture at Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Tokyo, was uploaded on the Embassy’s YouTube channel. This video was part of the Digital

Lecture on Introduction to the Japanese Shinkansen Technology and Associated Cultural Aspects

Lecture on Introduction to the Japanese Shinkansen Technology and Associated Cultural Aspects, Date: 06 November 2021, Venue: EOI Tokyo, Mode: Online, Description: Counsellor (Railways) Ravindra Verma delivered a guest lecture to more than 150 students of UG & PG program on Transportation Management and faculty members at National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI), Vadodara.

M/s Moonlink Corporation, JETRO and Embassy of Jndia, Tokyo organized a five day “India Week” webinar from August 2-6, 2021.

2-6.8.2021 - M/s Moonlink Corporation, JETRO and Embassy of Jndia, Tokyo organized a five day “India Week” webinar from August 2-6, 2021. The objective of the webinar was to promote India - Japan collaboration by providing information to Japanese business persons, especially who are planning for collaboration / market entry to India. During the first day of the webinar, 880 participants attended the event. More than 880 Japanese business participants attended the opening day of the event.

Episode 10 of the Digital Dance Series

6.8.2021 - As part of the celebrations for India @ 75 and India-Japan @ 70, Episode 10 of the Digital Dance Series presented by the Embassy of India, Tokyo, was uploaded on the Embassy’s official Youtube channel. This video features a performance by Kathak artist Sakhi Tripathi.

Episode 11 of the Digital Dance Series

As a part of the India@75 and India-Japan@70 celebrations, Episode 11 of the Digital Dance Series presented by the Embassy of India, Tokyo, was uploaded onto the Embassy’s Youtube channel. This video features performances by Bollywood dance group Chakrika led by Ayako Sekimoto.

Episode 12 of the Digital Dance Series

As part of the celebrations for India @ 75 and India-Japan @ 70, Episode 12 of the Digital Dance Series presented by the Embassy of India, Tokyo, was uploaded onto the Embassy’s YouTube channel. This video features a performance by Kathak artist Paulomi Barman and team.

Episode 13 of the Digital Dance Series

As part of the celebrations for India @ 75 and India-Japan @ 70, Episode 13 of the Digital Dance Series presented by the Embassy of India, Tokyo, was uploaded onto the Embassy’s YouTube channel. This video features a performance by Bharatanatyam artist Yumiko Tanaka.

Virtual tour of the Buddhist pilgrimage centre Sarnath

As part of the celebrations for India @ 75 and India-Japan @ 70, a virtual tour of the Buddhist pilgrimage centre Sarnath was organized by VYatra and Asahi Travel Service in association with the Embassy of India, Tokyo. Prof. Siddharth Singh, Director, Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Tokyo delivered a speech about the importance of Sarnath for the Buddhists and India’s cultural landscape on this occasion. Prominent Buddhist priests like Rev. Wakaomi, Zenkoji Temple; Rev. Kenin Ito, Nichigatsusan Horinji ( Japanese Temple), Sarnath, and Rev. Nobuyasu Kaneko performed the Buddhist chanting before the visit of each site of Sarnath and a large audience including the members of the Discover India Club attended the virtual event. Mr Markus of Asahi Travels and Mr Saurabh Mishra of VYatra conducted the entire event.

75th Independence Day of India

Flag hoisting ceremony was held at Embassy of India, Tokyo to celebrate the 75th Independence Day of India #IndiaAt75 . Ambassador Sanjay Kumar Verma read the President of India's address to the nation on the occasion. Due to pandemic related restrictions, Indian diaspora in Japan and friends of India joined the ceremony virtually. The ceremony also featured singing performances by students of Global Indian International School and India International School in Japan. On the occasion, Ambassador Sanjay Kumar Verma also felicitated recipients of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award 2021 Prof (Dr) Muralidhar Miryala and Prof Rajib Shaw.(15.08.2021)

75th Independence Day, a video projection lit up Embassy of India, Tokyo building

On 75th Independence Day, a video projection lit up Embassy of India, Tokyo building highlighting the essence of Azadi Ka AmritMahotsav, cultural heritage of #India and India's progress and development.

India Quiz felicitation ceremony (16.08.2021)

As a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Embassy of India, Tokyo organized an India Quiz in different age categories in co-ordination with Global Indian International School - GIIS Tokyo, Japan and India International School in Japan - IISJ. The quiz saw enthusiastic participation from more than 2000 students. The winners were felicitated at the Embassy by H.E Ambassador Sanjay Kumar Verma. The felicitation ceremony was also attended by teachers and parents. Ambassador addressing the students, highlighted the rich culture and traditions of India. The students also shared their thoughts on India @ 75.

"Dancing Rain" Music Video (16.08.2021)

A special music video titled "Dancing Rain" by renowned tabla artist Ms Anuradha Pal was released on the Embassy’s YouTube channel as part of the celebration of the 75th Independence Day of India 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

Yoga session (20.08.2021)

As part of the celebrations for India@75 and India-Japan@70, Vivekananda Cultural Center, Embassy of India, Tokyo organized a Yoga session at esteemed International House of Japan on Aug. 20th, 2021. Yoga session, including a lecture on Yoga, was conducted by Dr Reeta Sharma, Teacher of Indian Culture at VCC. Several distinguished members of International House of Japan, maintaining the Covid-19 protocol, enjoyed the session. 22.8.2021

Virtual tour of Indian Buddhist pilgrimage centres namely Rajgir and Shravasti (22.08.2021)

As part of the celebrations for India@75 and India-Japan@70, a virtual tour of Indian Buddhist pilgrimage centres namely Rajgir and Shravasti was organized by VYatra and Asahi Travels, Japan in association with Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Tokyo. Prof. Siddharth Singh, Director, Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Tokyo delivered a speech about the historical significance of both the places, where Lord Buddha delivered most of his discourses. Several Buddhist scholars delivered speeches and the Buddhist priests like Rev. Nobuyasu Kaneko, Rev. Mikio Asai and Chief Priest of Japanese Temple, Rajgir performed the Buddhist chanting. Large number of audience including the members of the Discover India Club attended the virtual pilgrimage tour. Mr Markus of Asahi Travels and Mr Saurabh Mishra of VYatra conducted the entire event.

Virtual India-Japan Footwear & Leather Products Buyer-Seller Meet (25.08.2021)

As part of celebrations of India@75 and India-Japan@70, an India-Japan Footwear & Leather Products Buyer-Seller Meet was jointly organized by the Council for Leather Exports (CLE) and Embassy of India, Tokyo on August 25, 2021. The objective of the event was to bring together the Indian manufacturers of footwear and leather products and Japanese buyers on one platform. 12 Indian leather exporters showcased their products to Japanese stakeholders. Around 40 participants from India and Japan attended the Virtual Buyer-Seller Meet.

Digital Dance Series Episode 14, 15 & 16 (10, 17 & 24 September)

As part of the celebrations for AmritMahotsav AzadiKaAmritMahotsav and India-Japan @ 70, Episode 14, 15, 16 and 17 of the Digital Dance Series were released by the Embassy. The videos featured performances by Odissi artist Tomomi Fukui, Odissi artist Kaori Naka and Bharatanatyam artist Kaname Tomiyasu.

Hindi Diwas 2021 (14th September 2021)

As part of the celebrations for AzadiKaAmritMahotsav, a celebratory video featuring talks by a variety of academicians and personalities with an affinity towards the Hindi language was released by the Mission. Video Link: https://youtu.be/gvIo68KsTQs

Virtual Tour of Indian and Japanese Buddhist Sacred Sites (15th September)

As part of the celebrations for #AmritMahotsav and India-Japan@70, a virtual tour of Indian and Japanese Buddhist sacred places namely #Bodhgaya, #Nalanda, #leh and #Nara was organized by VYatra and Asahi Travels, Japan in association with VCC. Several Buddhist scholars gave talks on the subject.

Hindi Diwas Celebration Videos (15th - 30th September)

Various videos celebrating Hindi Diwas by Japanese dignitaries were posted on the Embassy’s YouTube channel.

Online webinar on “Business Opportunities in India - Chiba”

An online webinar on “Business Opportunities in India – Chiba” was jointly organized by the EoI, Tokyo; JETRO, Chiba;  Chiba prefecture government and Japan Skilled Worker Cooperation Organization on 01-09-2021.

Vanijya Utsavam organized by State Government of Andhra Pradesh & Odisha

Under the umbrella of AKAM, on 21-09-2021 Embassy participated in the hybrid event “Vanijya Utsavam” with the theme “Showcasing India as a Rising Economic Force” organised at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh by the State Government of Andhra Pradesh, Government of India, DGFT and Plastics Export Promotion Council (PLEXCONCIL). On 22-09-2021 Embassy participated in Vanijya Utsav 2021 event: ‘Interaction with Indian Missions Abroad for enhancing exports from the State of Odisha’, organised by DGFT, State Government of Odisha & Indian Oilseeds and Produce Exports Promotion Council (IOPEPC).

Virtual Buyer Seller Meet in Marine sector

On 24-09-2021 MPEDA in association with Embassy of India, Tokyo arranged a Virtual Buyer Seller Meet of 10 Indian exporters with M/s Kohyo Co. Ltd.

Online Lecture on Gandhi by Dr Shobhana Radhakrishna

Online Lecture on Gandhi by Dr Shobhana Radhakrishna, 1 October, 2021, online, Mode online, Mission released a lecture video titled "Mahatma Gandhi’s Global Pursuit for Truth, Non-Violence & Peace" by renowned Gandhian scholar Dr Shobhana Radhakrishna on its official YouTube channel.

Digital Dance Series Episode 18, 19, 20 and 21 – Various Artists

Digital Dance Series Episode 18, 19, 20 and 21 – Various Artists, 1st to October, online, As part of the celebrations for #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav and India-Japan @ 70, Episodes 18, 19, 20 and 21 of the Digital Dance Series presented by the Embassy of India, Tokyo was released onto the Embassy’s YouTube channel. The videos featured performances by Miyabi Kathak Dance Academy led by Ms Masako Sato; Pratistha Puranik, Bharatanatyam artist; Neena Sakthi Kumar, Mohiniyattam artist; and, Bharatanatyam group Dhwani.

Gandhi Jayanti Online Celebration Video, 2 October, 2021

Gandhi Jayanti Online Celebration Video, 2 October, 2021, online, The Embassy of India released a celebratory video for Gandhi Jayanti 2021 featuring a variety of lectures by renowned Gandhians and cultural performances.

Yoga Session at Tokyo Skytree for AKAM, 4th October, 2021

Yoga Session at Tokyo Skytree for AKAM, 4th October, 2021, physical, As a part of the celebrations for #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav #AmritMahotsav and India-Japan@70, an exclusive Yoga session was organized for Miss World Japan 2021 finalists at Tokyo Skytree, iconic tallest tower of the world by organizing committee of Miss World Japan and Yoga Organization of Japan, by the support of Vivekananda Cultural Centre (VCC), Embassy of India, Tokyo on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

Vande Matram Video by VCC students, 9 October, 2021

Vande Matram Video by VCC students, 9 October, 2021, As part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav activities, a song performance of Vande Mataram by Ms Miki Shimada and Ms Emi Hasegawa was released on the Embassy’s Youtube channel for the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti 2021.

Virtual Tour of Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites, 13 October, 2021, online

Virtual Tour of Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites, 13 October, 2021, online, As part of the celebrations for #AmritMahotsav and India-Japan@70, a virtual tour of the prominent Buddhist pilgrimage sites namely #Lumbini #Kapilavastu and Ramagrama was organized by VYatra and Asahi Travels, Japan in association with Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Tokyo.

Inspection of Trees Planted to Mark 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, 18th October, 2021

Inspection of Trees Planted to Mark 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, 18th October, 2021, Physically, Narusawa village, Yamanashi, Japan, As part of #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav and India-Japan at 70, Mr Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission and Prof. Siddharth Singh, Director, Vivekananda Cultural Centre, visited Mt. Fuji to inspect the sites where 150 trees donated by the Embassy of India, Tokyo, were planted on World Environment Day on 5th June 2019.

Online Buddhist Conference, 22 October, 2021

Online Buddhist Conference, 22 October, 2021, online, In celebration of #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav and IndiaJapanAt70, an online Buddhist Conference titled “Buddhist Conference in Japan – Transformation of Figures and Themes in Buddhist Literature: from India to Japan” was held by the Embassy of India in partnership with Otani University, Kyoto.

The 224th Indian Tea Seminar, called “Chai-Varta” on 7th October, 2021

The 224th Indian Tea Seminar, called “Chai-Varta” was organized jointly by the Embassy of India, Tokyo and Japan Tea Association(JTA).

Understanding the legal aspects associated with a business contract executed with a Japanese counterpart

ctober 7, 2021 a webinar was organized which would help for fruitful negotiations. It was organized by the company Atsumi & Sakai, Tokyo and FICCI, Japan.

To connect Indian companies in IT sector with VCs in Japan on October 12, 2021

On October 12, 2021 Nasscom in association with Embassy and JETRO organized 11th Virtual Nasscom Japan VC Connect Program. 10 Indian Startups made live pitches during the event.

To connect India-Japan companies in IT sector for further collaboration 27-28 October, 2021

On October 27-28, 2021 Nasscom in partnership with Deloitte and support from Embassy organized two-day Japan India Digital Business matching session being organized.

Rashtriya Ekta Week-31 October, 2021

Embassy celebrated Rashtriya Ekta Week as part of AKAM with events taking place on different dates through the week. An exhibition themed on National Unity was curated by local Indian Associations in Embassy Foyer from October 29 to 31. A resplendent cultural program was organized at the auditorium of Embassy on October 31. Ambassador also administered Rashtriya Ekta pledge to the attendees of the program on October 31.

Lecture on Introduction to the Japanese Shinkansen Technology and Associated Cultural Aspects- 6 November, 2021

Counsellor (Railways) Ravindra Verma delivered a guest lecture to more than 150 students of UG & PG program on Transportation Management and faculty members at National Rail and Transportation Institute (NRTI), Vadodara.

Promotion of Ayurveda-3 November, 2021

Description: Vivekananda Cultural Centre, held an Ayurveda workshop for VCC students at Koishikawa Botanical Garden in celebration of Ayurveda Day 2021, conducted by Dr Reeta Sharma, Teacher of Indian Culture.

Investment promotion event- 11 November 2021

An online webinar titled “Business Opportunities in India – Nagoya” was jointly organized by the Embassy and JETRO Nagoya with the support of Aichi Prefectural Government, City Government of Nagoya and Japan International Trainee & Skilled Worker Cooperation Organisation.

Remembrance Day Ceremony 2021- 14 November, 2021

Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan and Captain Brijesh Nambiar, Defence Attaché participated in the solemn ceremony to remember the sacrifices made by the military personnel who died in  various conflicts during the 103rd Remembrance Day Ceremony held at Hodogaya Commonwealth War Cemetery on 14 Nov 2021. Wreaths were laid at both the main section and Indian Forces section

Promotion of Yog- 14 November, 2021

Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Tokyo held a yoga and ayurveda workshop at Minamiboso beach in Chiba Prefecture. The session was conducted by Dr Reeta Sharma, Teacher of Indian Culture.

“Deko Apna Desh” quiz-14-21 November, 2021

Mission conducted the quiz “Deko Apna Desh” sent by MWCD with the participation of Indian schools in Tokyo.

Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM):- Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas, National Communal Harmony Campaign Week and Flag day and Constitution Day- 20 November, 2021

Embassy celebrated Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas, National Communal Harmony Campaign Week and Flag Day; it also marked the Constitution Day with a reading of the Preamble of the Constitution (Nov 20): In his opening remarks at the event, Ambassador spoke about India’s diverse secular culture, the multiple Indian ethnic groups and languages. A reading of the Preamble, in both English and Japanese, was followed by various cultural performances. The cultural performances showcased the contributions of the brave tribal fighters. More than 160 people participated in this event, including senior officials of the Government of Japan, ambassadors to Japan, former Japanese ambassadors to India, among others.

Introduction on investment opportunities in Rail transport to the Japanese Rail Industries at MTIJ-2021- 25 November, 2021

Counsellor (Railways) Ravindra Verma introduced the Indian Rail transport market and interacted with Japanese industries regarding operation management, automation, green energy, security applications, maintenance & inspection of assets.

Post Card Campaign- 14 December, 2021

Embassy in collaboration with the two Indian International schools in Japan, India International School in Japan and Global Indian International School conducted a Post Card Campaign as part of #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav, where the young impressionable minds wrote their ideas in #PostCardsToPM The postcards were on the two themes: ''Unsung Heroes of Freedom Struggle'' and ''My Vision for India in 2047''. A total of 154 students from Global Indian International School, Japan and 284 students participated from India International School in Japan

Promotion of Indian Culture through Dance-3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st December, 2021

Promotion of Indian Culture through Dance, dates-3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st December, 2021, Venue-online, Mode- Virtual, Description-As part of AKAM activities, VCC released dance performance videos on the Embassy’s official YouTube channel featuring artists Erika Imanari, Nrithya Natya Academy, Kaname Tomiyasu, Kazuko Yasunobu and Sandhya Jan.

Buddhist Engagement, 3 December, 2021

On 3rd December 2021, representatives from Otani University paid a visit to the Embassy of India, Tokyo, including Prof. Shobha Rani Dash, Professor, Department of Buddhist Studies; and Mr Haruyuki Okada, Head of Research and Education Support Section. The representatives of Otani University interacted with H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan and Prof. Siddharth Singh, Director, Vivekananda Cultural Centre.

Raising awareness for contribution of Dr Ambedkar, 6 December, 2021

A video address by H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, was released on the occasion of the 66th Death Anniversary of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar/Mahaparinirvana Diwas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhgdK-OrawE

Raising awareness for contribution of Dr Ambedkar, 6 to 12 December, 2021

On the occasion of the 66th Death Anniversary of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar/Mahaparinirvana Diwas, a video series highlighting the contributions of the architect of India’s Constitution was released by the Embassy for viewing by members of the public.

Promotion of YCB Yoga Certification in Japan, 9 December, 2021

As part of AKAM activities, Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Tokyo, hosted an orientation session for prospective candidates for Yoga Certification Board yoga professional examinations. Dr Reeta Sharma, Teacher of Indian Culture, gave an overview of the syllabus and engaged in Q&A with the candidates.

Promotion of Indian Culture in Japan, 10 December, 2021

As part of AKAM activities, Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India in Japan, held a conclusion ceremony at the end of the July-December 2021 semester on 10 December. Ambassador, gave congratulatory remarks and awarded certificates to those who had completed their course in Yoga, Bharatnatyam, Movie Dance, Odissi and Tabla. This was followed by presentations by students of each of the classes, enthusiastically demonstrating what they had learnt during the semester.

Promotion of Indian Art in Japan, 17 December, 2021

H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, gave inaugural remarks at the opening of the Mithila Museum Collection Exhibition in Urayasu City, Chiba. The exhibition showcased the collection of Mithila and Madhubani artworks belonging to the Mithila Museum in Tookamachi, Niigata and was open to the public between 18th to 26th December 2021.

Buddhism Quiz, 14 to 23 December, 2021

Embassy of India with collaboration with Otani University & Tokyo University conducted Quiz on Buddhism. Quiz bank of 100 questions was translated into Japanese in-house. The results have been sent to M/o Tourism.

India-Japan Nobel Laureate S&T Seminar Series, 6 December, 2021

Ambassador delivered inaugural address at the India-Japan Nobel Laureate S&T Seminar Series (Dec 06): The seminar series was organized by the Embassy in partnership with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Department of Science & Technology (India), among others. The event had over 180 participants and was livestreamed. The keynote address was delivered by Prof. Tasuku Honjo, Nobel Laureate (2018) and Prof. K. Vijaya Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to Government of India.

The 25th National Youth Day and 159th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda

'The Mission organized the 25th National Youth Day and 159th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda in a befitting manner. The inaugural of PM's ceremony was live-streamed on Mission's social media accounts, as also the information was widely disseminated to the Indian Diaspora and friends of India in Japan. Several short videos were curated by the Youth in Japan on the following three themes: Contribution of youth to nation-building; (ii) One change you would like to bring in the world, and (iii) Role of youth in achieving SDGs. Indian schools and Indian professionals in Japan, as also young Indian students in University of Tokyo and Tokyo Institute of Technology participated. Some youthful performances by Indian and Japanese students of Indian culture were also organized on the occasion. A playlist of all videos has been created on Mission's Youtube channel. Further, to commemorate Swami Vivekananda's birth anniversary, VCC released a video performance by Odissi artist Mr. Sourav Mohanty on the occasion of this occasion. The Mission also released videos showing the interest in Indian traditional sports in Japan amongst the youth here like, Malkhamb, Kabaddi, etc.

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST)

Amb Sanjay Kumar Verma together with Dr. Minoru Terano, President of Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), launched a device, using RICCA technology, invented by a team led by Dr. Manish Biyani, an Indian scientist in Japan, on 19Jan 2022 at JAIST, Ishikawa. The device is capable of detecting SARS-CoV-2 virus variants on-site and in 15-30 minutes and would start trial in India soon. It is a part of AMED-India project, promoting S&T partnership in the 70th year of establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations.

विश्व हिन्दी दिवस, 10/01/2022

भारतीय दूतावास, जापान द्वारा 10 जनवरी, 2022 को विश्व हिन्दी दिवस का आयोजन #VishwaHindiDiwas2022

Ambassador of India to Japan Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma addressed members of @AsiaSocietyJP- 11/01/2022

Ambassador of India to Japan Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma addressed members of @AsiaSocietyJP on 11 Jan 2022, organized in hybrid mode. Ambassador’s remarks included future of Indian-Japan partnership, including collaboration on multilateral platforms.

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST)-19/01/2022

Amb Sanjay Kumar Verma together with Dr. Minoru Terano, President of Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), launched a device, using RICCA technology, invented by a team led by Dr. Manish Biyani, an Indian scientist in Japan, on 19Jan 2022 at JAIST, Ishikawa. The device is capable of detecting SARS-CoV-2 virus variants on-site and in 15-30 minutes and would start trial in India soon. It is a part of AMED-India project, promoting S&T partnership in the 70th year of establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations.

#Saree &  #Ikebana #IndiaJapanat70. - 20/01/2022

On 20 Jan @IndianEmbTokyo in assoc with Tokyo Foundation Chapter of Ikebana International and in presence of Mrs. HAYASHI, spouse of the Foreign Minister of Japan, organised 'Saree and Bouquet', celebrating confluence of the tradition of #Saree &  #Ikebana #IndiaJapanat70.    The event featured a fashion walk by members of Ikebana International and members of @IndianEmbTokyo showcasing handcrafted sarees from various parts of. Each participant was presented with a bouquet made by members of Ikebana International. Amb Verma described Saree as not only a tradition but an identity of India and its regions. He elaborated that the making of a handloom saree is closely linked to fulfilment of #SDGs and contributes to alleviating poverty, preserving cultural traditions and empowering women.

#MaritimePartnershipExercise-13/01/2022

IN Ships Shivalik & Kadmatt undertook #MaritimePartnershipExercise with #JMSDF Ships Uraga & Hirado in the Bay of Bengal. The exercise was aimed at promoting defence cooperation, enhancing mutual understanding & interoperability between the two navies & sharing best practices.

"Business Connect Webinar Series"-13/01/2022

On 13th Jan.,2022,ICICI Bank organized a "Business Connect Webinar Series" to impart knowledge on opportunities, tools and strategies to their customers and other stakeholders. Mr. Mayank Joshi, DCM, EoI, Tokyo made presentation on "Export Opportunities in Japan". @ICICIBank

Amb Sanjay Kumar Verma met Mr. Hideyasu Kiyomoto, Mayor of Himeji City - 18/01/2022

Amb Sanjay Kumar Verma met Mr. Hideyasu Kiyomoto, Mayor of Himeji City on 18 Jan. They discussed ways to explore further co-op between India and Himeji City. Peace Pagoda in Himeji City, housing ashes of Buddha’s relics, gifted by India in 1954, is central to the cultural connect

125th Birth Anniversary of #Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose #ParakramDiwas #DeshpremDiwas

H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan delivered a speech in virtual event marking 125th Birth Anniversary of #Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose #ParakramDiwas #DeshpremDiwas& death anniversary of Shri RasBehari Bose organised by HSS, Japan.

Celebration of the 73rd Republic Day of India- Flag hoisting ceremony

Celebration of the 73rd Republic Day of India- Flag hoisting ceremony- On the occasion of the celebration of the 73rd Republic Day of India , H.E Ambassador Sanjay Kumar Verma hoisted the national flag and read the President of India's address to the nation. The celebration was live telecast for the Indian diaspora in Japan and friends of India. The ceremony also featured singing performances by students of Global  Indian  International  School and Indian International School in Japan. Ambassador felicitated winners of the “Dekho Apna Desh” quiz  with certificates from the above two schools. The Quiz was  organised by Embassy on behalf of MWCD organised as part of  AKAM. @AmritMahotsav

Reception to commemorate 73rd #RepublicDay

Embassy of India hosted a reception to commemorate 73rd #RepublicDayof India. The event conducted with all Covid 19 protocols, was graced by H.E Mr. Hosoda Hiroyuki, Speaker of House of Representatives, H.E. Mr Hayashi Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr Yoshihide Suga, Former Prime Minister, and several other vice ministers, parliamentarians and senior functionaries from the Japanese government. Various captains of industry, eminent academicians, cultural personalities, media, prominent members of Diaspora etc. were also present.  Ambassador of India to Japan, H.E.  Sanjay Kumar Verma underscored the multipronged nature of India-Japan partnership and emphasized on the complementarities and potential for co-operation. He called people-to-people ties a very important part of the Partnership. Co-innovation, co-creation and co-production was mentioned as the way forward for the strengthening of the partnership. #SpecialStrategicandGlobalPartnership and #IndiaJapanat70 were mentioned. The official logo of India-Japan @ 70 selected by MEA was also launched. A video message of Hon'ble EAM Dr. S. Jainshankar was also played during the ceremony.  Foreign Minister of Japan Mr. Hayashi  noted that India and Japan are working closely together to address common challenges. Former Prime Minister H.E Mr. Suga Yoshihide recalled his in-person meeting with PM Shri Narendra Modi in Washington DC; their 5 telephonic conversations and the inauguration of the Rudraksh Convention Center in Varanasi, India. A photographic exhibition depicting important milestones in India's evolution as a modern and progressive nation since 1947, coupled with important photographs of India-Japan partnership, was also set up.

Mr. Ryuko Hira, awarded Padma Shree

Heartiest congratulations to Mr. Ryuko Hira, Honorary Chairman, Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a more than 100 -year old organisation in Japan,  for having been awarded Padma Shree on, one of the highest civilian awards of India for his contributions in the field of Trade and Industry.

Kyoto Yuzen Silk Saree exhibition in Tokyo-09/01/2022

Ambassador of India to Japan Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma and his spouse, along with officials of the Embassy of India, Tokyo visited Kyoto Yuzen Silk Saree exhibition in Tokyo, organised by Kyo-Yuzen Kyodokumiai Rengoukai on 09 Jan 2022. The sarees are made using traditional Kimono fabric with organic dyeing techniques of Kyo-Yuzen. #IndiaJapanat70 The exhibition is a fine example of the strong cultural relationship & people-to-people ties between & . Ambassador felicitated Mr. Susumu Takehana, President, Kyo-Yuzen Kyodokumiai Rengoukai with a book on Indian textiles.

Representatives of Bharat Cultural Heritage Society called on Amb H. E. Sanjay Kumar Verma-17/01/2022

Representatives of Bharat Cultural Heritage Society called on Amb H. E. Sanjay Kumar Verma on 17 Jan to discuss and seek guidance on their activities, in collaboration with the Mission. Indian Diaspora in Japan is integral to the celebrations of @AmritMahotsav and #IndiaJapanat70

Ambassador visited the Todaiji Temple-27/01/2022

During their visit to Nara on 27/01/2020, Ambassador Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma and Madam Smt. Gunjan Verma visited the Todaiji Temple, where they were received by Reverend Kansho Tsutsui.

“KAKIZOME” calligraphy event - 27/01/2022

DCM attended event on 27/01/2022 to shared message of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam- the world is one family” at the “KAKIZOME” calligraphy event hosted by H.E. Honda Taro, Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs on the occasion of Japan- Southwest Asia Exchange year

Exchanges btwn @KeioGlobal and Indian Universities-31/01/2022

H.E Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Amb of India in Japan, met with Mr.Kohei M. Itoh, President, Keio University on 31/01/2022. They discussed strengthening co-op and interaction in education, research, ICT, exchanges btwn @KeioGlobal and Indian Universities, Think-tanks and Institutions. #IndiaJapanat70

Parakram Diwas 2022 -19/01/2022

Essay Competition on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose to commemorate Parakram Diwas 2022 was held by VCC. School children were invited to submit a 600-1000 word essay on the importance of the contributions of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in the independence of India.

‘Satyagraha - The Pathway to Global Peace’

CC released ‘Satyagraha - The Pathway to Global Peace’ Remembering Mahatma Gandhi on his 74th Martyr’s Day, an online talk on Mahatma Gandhi by renowned Gandhian scholar Dr Shobhana Radhakrishna.

Martyr's Day 2022 -30/01/2022

Video remarks by H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan was released on the occasion of Martyr's Day 2022. Video Link: https://youtu.be/Ol2yCzXUCBo

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Mr Sanjay Kumar Verma called on Tokyo Governor H.E. Ms Koike Yuriko on 1 Feb 2022.

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Mr Sanjay Kumar Verma called on Tokyo Governor H.E. Ms Koike Yuriko on 1 Feb 2022. They discussed issues concerning Covid-19 situation, SDG cooperation, India-Japan@70, and Indian community in Japan. #IndiaJapanat70

Ramayana-04/02/2022

The digitally remastered version of #Ramayana : The Legend of Prince #Rama was screened at the Embassy of India Japan on 04 February as a part of @AmritMahotsav and #IndiaJapanAt70

Exhibition titled India's Journey over the 75 Years-04/02/2022

As part of #AzadikaAmritMahotsav and #IndiaJapanAt70 celebrations H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, inaugurated an exhibition titled India's Journey over the 75 Years after #Independence #iccr_hq #MEAIndia #AmritMahotsav #IndianConsOsaka #IndianEmbTokyo on 04/02/2022

Saraswati Pooja-06/02/2022

Amb Verma took part in Saraswati Pooja, celebrated by the Bengali Association of Tokyo in Japan on 06 Feb, held in hybrid mode and interacted with the Indian community. He congratulated them for showcasing India’s tolerant culture, while following CoVID-19 countermeasures.

Online India-Japan webinar on Exploring Tamil Nadu and It’s Potential Agricultural & Processed food products.

On February 07, 2022 H. E. Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, gave keynote address at an online India-Japan webinar on Exploring Tamil Nadu and It’s Potential Agricultural & Processed food products. The event was part of @ Amrit Mahotsav.

Iinaugurating the Virtual Indian Handwoven and Home Textiles Sourcing Fair-08/02/2022

HEPC thanks H.E. Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan for inaugurating the Virtual Indian Handwoven and HomeTextiles Sourcing Fair - Japan (Feb 8-10, 2022). Virtual Indian Handwoven and HomeTextiles Sourcing Fair was inaugurated successfully on 08/02/2022 by H.E. Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan.

Webinar on protection of monuments and their significance for the preservation of national heritage-11/02/2022

On the Memorial Day of Pt. Deendayal Upadhyaya, National Monuments Authority organized an International Webinar to share ideas of eminent persons from more than 20 Countries on Protection of Monuments & their Significance for the preservation of National Heritage on 11/02/2022 at 5.30 PM. Mr. Ayumu Konasukawa, a former ICCR scholar and archeological expert participated in Japan and discussed the fusion of Indian and Japanese archeological techniques.

Uchisaiwaicho India festival held in Japan-13/02/2022

As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India Japan At 70 Uchisaiwaicho India Festival was held at Uchisaiwaicho Hall of Chiyoda City Tokyo on Sunday 13th February 2022. H.E Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan inaugurated and addressed the event. Electrifying performances of Indian dances at the Uchisaiwaicho India Festival. Bollywood dance was performed by Ms. Nobi, Ms. Sekimoto, and the Chakrika team. Kalbelia folk dance form was performed by Madhu and Rangi Phool.

Vaccination camp held at Edogawa-13/02/2022

Indian Embassy, Tokyo, appreciates initiatives taken by the Indian community to stay safe and healthy. The Indian community in the Edogawa ward organized a vaccination camp on 13/02/2022 where 79 Indian residents and 140 local residents, received their third dose of the vaccine.

Online webinar 'Festival of Indian Tea'

On February 15, 2022 Ambassador Sanjay Kumar Verma, made opening remarks at the online webinar 'Festival of Indian Tea'. The event was part of celebrations for India@75 and IndiaJapan@70 organized by @IndianEmbTokyo and @teaboardofindia with support from Japan Tea Association. As a part of the Festival of Indian Tea promotional activities/tea tasting were organized in various places in Tokyo and a video related to the promotional activities was also screened during the event

"Indian x Japanese #TeaCeremony "-14/02/2022

As part of @AmritMahotsav and #IndiaJapanAt70, an event titled "Indian x Japanese #TeaCeremony " was held at @IndianEmbTokyo at VCC Auditorium. H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, gave the opening remarks. This was followed by a talks and demonstrations on Japanese and Indian tea culture. Prof. Sobin Koizumi, a tea master of the Ura-Senke tradition gave a tea-making demonstration in which Ambassador and Mme. Gunjan Verma, spouse of Ambassador took part. This was followed by an Indian tea-making demonstration by Ms Bela Chandrani, an Indian tea expert with over 44 years of experience and is the owner of the brand Shanti Tea. (14th February 2022)

H.E. Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan met Mr. Toshihiro Suzuki, President, Suzuki Motor Corporation.

On February 17, 2022, H.E. Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan met Mr. Toshihiro Suzuki, President, Suzuki Motor Corporation. Ambassador welcomed the strong presence of Suzuki Motors in India and discussed future opportunities and collaboration.

Ambassador met Mr. Wakamori, new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Southwest Asia, Marubeni Corporation-18/02/2022

Ambassador met Mr. Wakamori, new Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Southwest Asia, Marubeni Corporation, Asia on 18 February 2022 and discussed area of mutual interest for promotion of in India.

Webinar on "Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development"- 24/02/2022

India-Japan Webinar on "Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development"  was held on 24 February, 2022 between 1330 to 1730 hrs JST.

Collaboration on emerging technologies & in sectors like the gaming industry- 24/02/2022

Collaboration on emerging technologies & in sectors like the gaming industry will position both countries at global leadership level. (b) With India’s recent rise, Japan is aware it has to strive to be chosen by India as the best partner to work together for the future - Mayumi Murayama of JETRO on #IndiaJapanAt70. (c) India and Japan share an abiding commitment to peace, security, and rule of law. Both countries are important engines for global and regional stability and peace - on #IndiaJapanAt70. (d) “Our 70 year long friendship has a history of development based on heart to heart exchanges, a road that our two countries have walked together“ - @kyoto_taro Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan. (e) Green Hydrogen can be an area of collaboration where both countries can set an example & be a supplier of green energy for the world - Banmali Agrawala of Tata Sons on #IndiaJapanAt70. (f) ''Complementary nature of economic needs of both countries can be fulfilled by new innovations and alternate models of partnership'' - Amb. Sanjay Kumar Verma @IndianEmbTokyo on #IndiaJapanAt70. “Japan has been a trusted partner in India’s development journey” - @HarshVShringla, Foreign Secretary of India. Watch his full remarks on #IndiaJapanAt70 here: #indiaandtheworld #IndiaJapanRelations #InvestIndia #IndiaJapan #IndiaJapan #NER #Investments

To celebrate 70 years of India-Japan relations- 26/02/2022

To celebrate 70 years of India-Japan relations, Keio University (India-Japan Lab) and  IJBC (Indo Japan Business Council) organized a lecture series. The first lecture was on the 26th of February from 19:30 JST. Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ex Ambassador of Japan to India H.E. Hirabayashi Hiroshi, and  Professor Tomohiko Taniguchi (foreign policy advisor of Ex-PM Abe) amongst others delivered the lectures on the first day.

India-Japan Digital Partnership Symposium-28/02/2022

On 28 Feb, India-Japan Digital Partnership Symposium was held. Hon'ble Minister MeitY Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw gave the opening remarks and highlighted the opportunities in India including in Semiconductor industry, Startups and Electronics and IT. Ambassador Sanjay Kumar Verma, in his closing remarks, highlighted the importance of Digital Partnership in India Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership, particularly in areas of HR development, startups, R&D collaboration, ESDM among others.

Online familiarisation visit to introduce Indian culture for 2nd year students of Kudan Junior High School

The Embassy of India, Japan, hosted an online familiarisation visit to introduce Indian culture for 2nd year students of Kudan Junior High School #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav #IndiaJapanAt70 #iccr_hq #MEAIndia #AmritMahotsav #IndianConsOsaka #IndianEmbTokyo #PMOIndia

JENESYS Programme-03/03/2022

H.E. Ambassador Sanjay Kumar Verma addressed 105 Indian youth participants of 2020 and 2021 batches at the closing session of JENESYS Programme on March 3, 2022. JENESYS is implemented by #AFSInterncultrual program, offering learning opportunities on the Japanese way of life.  Ambassador encouraged the participants to foster greater mutual understanding and people-to-people exchanges between India and Japan, as we celebrate #India

H.E Ambassador Sanjay Kumar Verma met members of Discover India club-04/03/2022

H.E Ambassador Sanjay Kumar Verma met members of Discover India club on 04 March 2022. The meeting was held to discuss proposals for #IndiaJapanat70 and #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav. Discover India Club is a prominent organisation dedicated to promoting India Japan relations.

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Mr Sanjay Kumar Verma met with Mr. Nobuaki Yahiro, Executive Officer, COO for Chemicals SBU, Toyota Tsusho Corporation-04/03/2022

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Mr Sanjay Kumar Verma met with Mr. Nobuaki Yahiro, Executive Officer, COO for Chemicals SBU, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, who has been nominated as the Managing Director of Toyota Tsusho India Ltd. and discussed future opportunities.

The 3rd FPMAJ International Committee Asia Seminar (India)-04/03/2022

On March 4, 2022 H. E. Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, made special remarks at an online webinar titled The 3rd FPMAJ International Committee Asia Seminar (India). The event was organized by The Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association of Japan (FPMAJ) in association with the Embassy of India, Tokyo.The event was part of the India@75 and India-Japan@70. The event was attended by around 243 delegates.

International Womens Day-08/03/2022

An event celebrating #InternationalWomensDay was held at the VCC Auditorium, Embassy of India, Japan. Presentation were given by both Indian and Japanese women leaders marking the occasion. The program was opended by H.E. Ambassador of India and was led by his spouse Mrs. Gunjan Verma.

"Confluence" a joint exhibition-08-03-2022

"Confluence" a joint exhibition of the works of Smt. Gunjan Verma, spouse of Ambassador of India to Japan; and, Japanese artist Ms. Hiroko Nagahama was inaugurated on 8th March 2022

Tea Seminar ChaiVarta-07/03/2022

Indian Embassy in association with @JteaAssociation organized 225th #Indian Tea Seminar #ChaiVarta on 7th Mar'22 to promote #IndianTea to Japanese market.

Hamamatsu International High School-12/03/2022

Hamamatsu International High School authorities and Indian exchange students paid courtesy visit to Prof. Siddharth Singh, Director, Vivekananda Cultural Centre, EoI, Tokyo

HE Mr Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador met Ms. asako_omi, Member of House of Representatives. 15/03/2022

HE Mr Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan met Ms. Asako_Omi, Member of House of Representatives.

Japan India Student Conference Report Meeting 12/03/2022

Prof Siddharth Singh, Director, VCC, Tokyo delivered opening remarks on the occasion of Japan India Student Conference Report Meeting. Ambassador Sanjay K Verma extended congratulatory remarks.

H.E. Shri sanjay Verma ,Ambassador met new batch of TITP interns 16/03/2022

H.E. Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan met with a new batch of TITP (Technical Intern Training Program) interns. Congratulating them, he highlighted the importance of TITP/SSW (Specified Skilled Worker) in building closer P-2-P ties between the two countries.

KGAP + 7th India challenge organized by ATR, Japan 16/03/2022

Cd'A, Mr. Mayank Joshi, gave remarks at the KGAP+ 7th India Challenge, an initiative of ATR, Japan. The Startup pitching event taps into India's high potential startups for collaborations and innovation in Digital Partnership.

Prime Minister of japan Visit to India 19-20 March 2022 20/03/2022

Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Kishida Fumio addressed India-Japan Economic Forum during his official visit to India

14th India-Japan Annual Summit held on March 19-20, 2022 20/03/2022

Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Kishida Fumio visited India on March 19-20 on his first bilateral trip to India and held 14th Annual Summit between India and Japan. He also held restricted and delegation-level talks with Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi and reviewed the entire gamut of the bilateral relationships. Some of the subjects discussed were included climate change, clean energy, infrastructure development, and cultural cooperation.

Japan Ministry of Defense / Self-Defense Forces joined, a multilateral exercise hosted by India. 18/03/2022

apan Ministry of Defense / Self-Defense Forces joined, a multilateral exercise hosted by India. For the first time, Japan's Ministry of Defense/ Self-Defense Forces Admiral participated in the opening ceremony & conducted tactical exercises to enhance collaboration & mutual understanding with participating countries including USA and UK.

Celebration of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti-23/03/2022

Cd’A Shri Mayank Joshi were present at the Celebration of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav festivities held in Japan. The event was organized by Bharat Cultural Society, Japan on 21 March to promote cultural and P2P linkages

A Virtual Start-up VC connect session -23/03/2022

A Virtual Start-up VC connect session was organized in association with the Embassy of India in Japan and JETRO. 10 Indian startups made live pitches to Japanese stakeholders during the session.

APEDA organized India-Japan Webinar on "organic products"-24/03/2022

The Indian Embassy in Tokyo in association with APEDA organized India-Japan Webinar on "organic products" on 24th Mar'22 to promote Indian Organic Products among Japanese stakeholders under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.

Season’s first consignment of fresh Mangoes exported from Mumbai to Japan-26/03/2022

APEDA facilitated the Season’s first consignment of fresh Mangoes exported from Mumbai to Japan today, Alphonso and Kesar varieties of Mangoes. During the Mango Festival, complimentary tasting of Indian mangoes has been organized at branches of Indian Restaurants - Ahilya, Nirvanam, Maharaja, Mumbai, Veg Herb Saga, and Balaji- and at the Indian store of Ambika as well as the Wholesale Market of Yokohama.

An event organized by the Embassy of India, Tokyo to promote Indian Mangoes in Japan-28/03/2022

Ambassador of India H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma delivered his remarks at an event organized by the Mission to promote Indian Mangoes in Japan. Indian Embassy Tokyo in association with Invest India and APEDADOC is organizing the “India – Japan Mango Festival 2022” on March 28. Some glimpses from Complimentary mango tasting organized as a part of the program organized by the Indian Embassy, APEDADOC & One District One Product, was launched with a Mango Buyer-Seller Meet comprising 80+ participants, including buyers like akiko_lawson & CGC Japan. Indian Mangoes. Representatives from DPIIT, DGFT, PPO, METI, JETRO, JICA, and leading Japanese importers and Indian exporters participated in the Event

H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador presented a statue of Lord Buddha-28/03/2022

H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador presented a statue of Lord Buddha and around 100 books to Ritsumeikan University on 28 March 2022. The gifts were received with gratitude by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees Mr. Morishima Tomomi and President Dr. Yoshio Nakatani.

H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, visited Otani University, Kyoto-29/03/2022

H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, visited Otani University, Kyoto, to present the university with the Award for Promotion of Buddhist Studies instituted by ICCR HQ. The University has done some seminal work in promoting close P2P ties with India.

Shri Ramnath Kovind presents Padma Shri award to Shri Ryuko Hira-29/03/2022

Shri Ramnath Kovind presents Padma Shri award to Shri Ryuko Hira, President of HMI Hotel Group and Ora Group of companies Japan. Mr. Ryuko Hira has done some outstanding work in promoting ties between India and Japan by promoting investments into India from Japan and people exchange.

Padma Shri awarded to Late Dr. Nakamura Tetsu in 2020, 29/03/2022

On behalf of and in the name of @ rashtrapatibhavan Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India handed over the scroll and medallion of Padma Shri awarded to Late Dr. Nakamura Tetsu in 2020, in a solemn ceremony in Kobe attended by prominent personalities. The award was handed over to his elder daughter Ms. Nakamura Akiko.

H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador, visited Koyasan University in Wakayama 29/03/2022

H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador, and CG, Osaka Shri Nikhilesh Giri visited Koyasan University in Wakayama Prefecture to present a statue of Lord Buddha to the university on behalf of the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.

H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, delivered a special lecture on India-Japan relations at Koyasan University-29/03/2022

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India Japan At 70, H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, delivered a special lecture on India-Japan relations at Koyasan University

"Indian Spice Fair" on 17th March, 2022 to promote Indian spices 17/03/2022

The Embassy of India, Tokyo in association with Spices Board of India organized the India-Japan Webinar titled "Indian Spice Fair" on 17th March, 2022 to promote Indian spices among Japanese stakeholders.

Indian Embassy in Tokyo, Indus Law, Mori Hamada, and Matsumoto, and XIB Inc. organized a virtual legal seminar on "Looking Ahead Indo-Japan: 08/04/2022

As part of India-Japan@70, the Indian Embassy in Tokyo, Indus Law, Mori Hamada, and Matsumoto, and XIB Inc. organized a virtual legal seminar on "Looking Ahead Indo-Japan: Opportunities and Addressing Challenges" on 8th April 2022 to discuss important legal issues in the Indo-Japan corridor. Ambassador of India H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma addressed the participants.

H.E. Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma, delivered special remarks on the opening of phase II of Biotopia facilities,09/04/2022

On April 9, 2022, the Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma, delivered special remarks on the opening of phase II of Biotopia facilities, including a space to practice Yoga, in Kanagawa Prefecture. Hon’ble Governor of Kanagawa Prefecture was also in attendance.

Shri Vikram Misri, Deputy NSA met Mr. Takizaki Shigeki, Deputy SG, NSS, Japan 12/04/2022

Shri Vikram Misri, Deputy NSA met Mr. Takizaki Shigeki, Deputy SG, NSS, Japan for the strategic and security dialogue. They discussed recent bilateral, regional, and global developments and agreed to enhance ongoing security and defense cooperation as a part of India-Japan@70.

National Mission for Clean Ganga in association with Tree Craze Foundation for engaging youth and children, is hosting Ganga Quest - 2022 -12/04/2022

National Mission for Clean Ganga in association with Tree Craze Foundation for engaging youth and children, is hosting Ganga Quest - 2022 Quiz from April 7th until May 22, 2022 (International Day for Biological Diversity).

The two-day "Carpet and Handicraft Fair 2022" was inaugurated by H.E. Ambassador Shri S.K. Verma and Mrs. Gunjan Verma,-14/04/2022

The two-day "Carpet and Handicraft Fair 2022" was inaugurated by H.E. Ambassador Shri S.K. Verma and Mrs. Gunjan Verma, Executive VP @JETRO, DDG, Chairman, ICIJ, and President Fujilight Carpet Co. Ltd. on April 14, 2022, as a part of activities held under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India-Japan@70.

An event celebrating the 131st birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was held in the VCC Auditorium, Embassy of India, 14/04/2022

An event celebrating the 131st birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was held in the VCC Auditorium, Embassy of India, on 14th April 2022. It also marked Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and India-Japan at 70. After commencing with Buddha Vandana, the program was inaugurated with opening remarks by H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan. This was followed by talks by various distinguished Japanese and Indian speakers including Mr. Praveen Meshram; Dr. Kenta Funahashi, Associate Professor at Ryukoku University; Prof. Hiroyuki Sato of Musashino University; and, Dr. Chaitanya Bhandare. There were also a variety of cultural performances by children of the Indian community in Japan. The program was concluded with a vote of thanks from Mr. Sanjeev Manchanda, First Secretary (Information, Education & Culture). This event was organized in association with Indian Associations BAIAE and AIM.

H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India visited Kurobe City -19/04/2022

H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India visited Kurobe City and discussed ways to widen and deepen India’s engagements with the City authorities, including holding joint sporting events. Kurobe city had agreed to host an Indian archery team during Tokyo-2020.

Ministry of Economic Trade and Industry, Japan JIIM certification award ceremony. 21/04/2022

METI JIIM certification award ceremony. Shri Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, with Ms. Yumi Yoshikawa, Parliamentary Vice-Minister, METI, and senior representatives from Kosei aluminum Co Ltd, JTEK corp, Kai Corp, Tokyo Ink SC holding, and Suzuki Motors Corp. The 20 JIIM and 8 JECs in India are a strong pillar in the India-Japan partnership for skill development in Japanese techniques such as Kaizen, 5S, work skills, and ethics, and contribute to Skill India and Make In India initiatives.

ICCR Foundation Day was celebrated on 9th April 2022

ICCR Foundation Day was celebrated on 9th April 2022 at the residence of Ambassador with a cultural programme in the presence of distingushed ICCR alumni.

H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India visited at Ykkfasteners facility in Kumamoto-19/04/2022

H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India visited at Ykkfasteners facility in Kumamoto and discussed opportunities for YKK’s deeper engagement with India.

METI JIIM certification award ceremony. Shri Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, 21/04/2022

METI JIIM certification award ceremony. Shri Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, with Ms. Yumi Yoshikawa, Parliamentary Vice-Minister, METI, and senior representatives from Kosei aluminum Co Ltd, JTEK corp, Kai Corp, Tokyo Ink SC holding, and Suzuki Motors Corp. The 20 JIIM and 8 JECs in India are a strong pillar in the India-Japan partnership for skill development in Japanese techniques such as Kaizen, 5S, work skills, and ethics, and contribute to Skill India and Make In India initiatives.

Kerala Mural painting workshop organized by Embassy in collaboration with ICCR and Rajasthan Studio -23/04/2022

Kerala Mural painting workshop organized by Embassy in collaboration with ICCR and Rajasthan Studio saw the participation of nearly 350 art enthusiasts from Japan. This unique event was part of the activities of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India-Japan@70. There was enthusiastic participation from members of the Nihon Kairali community.

The Hon’ble Minister of Jal Shakti, Government of India, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, meet Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Kishida Fumio,23/04/2022

The Hon’ble Minister of Jal Shakti, Government of India, Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, meet Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Kishida Fumio, and Tesuo Saito, Minister of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan, at the 4th Asia Pacific Water Summit in Kumamoto, Japan. Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat extended good wishes of Honorable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to him.

Ambassador Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma’s visit to Global Indian International School of Tokyo on April 25, 2022,

Ambassador Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma’s visit to Global Indian International School of Tokyo on April 25, 2022, to take part in the Leadership Lecture Series as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India-Japan@70. Ambassador addressed the students on the topic of Tomorrow’s India and fielded questions on SDGs, Tourism, Digital India, data protection, leadership roles, agriculture, Innovation, Mentorship, AI, etc.

Two-member delegation of the Embassy of India led by FS(Com) visited Shizuoka Prefecture for a Study Tour -22/04/2022

On 22nd April 2022, a two-member delegation of the Embassy of India led by FS(Com) visited Shizuoka Prefecture for a Study Tour at the invitation of the Shizuoka Prefectural Government. During the visit, the two officials held a meeting with Mr. Azuma Yamamoto, Director of, the Regional Diplomacy Bureau, and other officials from the Shizuoka Prefectural Government. A presentation highlighting the economy of the prefecture as well as the economic and educational exchanges between India and Shizuoka Prefecture was made during the meeting. The delegation also visited Indian IT company Zoho Corporation's satellite office in Kawanehoncho, where they met and interacted with Indian professionals working in the company, and Shizuoka Tea Museum.

mbassador H.E. Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma inaugrated the “Science Week” being held as part of AzadikaamritMahotsav and IndiaJapanat70-26/04/2022

Ambassador H.E. Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma inaugrated the “Science Week” being held as part of AzadikaamritMahotsav and IndiaJapanat70 with support of AIST, GIIS and IISJ. The events include, presentations, lectures and science exhibitions.

Embassy of India and Ananta Aspen organized a round table of Members of Parliament from India and Japan on the occasion of IndiaJapanat70 and AzadikaAmritMahotsav.27/04/2022

Embassy of India and Ananta Aspen organized a round table of Members of Parliament from India and Japan on the occasion of IndiaJapanat70 and AzadikaAmritMahotsav. The Indo-Japan Parliamentary Roundtable was hosted by Ananta Aspen with a multi-party MPs delegation from both nations. Track-II dialogues like these strengthen bilateral ties, which are especially critical for democracies to work together to tackle geopolitical challenges.

Embassy of India, organised a cultural evening celebrating the 70th anniversary of establishment of India-Japan diplomatic relations.28/04/2022

Embassy of India, organised a cultural evening celebrating the 70th anniversary of establishment of India-Japan diplomatic relations. H. E. Mr, Honda Taro, Parliamentary Vice Minister was the “Guest of Honor”. Dancers, musicians, artists from India and Japan performed at the gala event.

As part of the science week, Ambassador Shri Sanjay KUmar Verma, inaugurated Ayurveda Day-26/04/2022

As part of the science week, Ambassador inaugurated Ayurveda Day and noted the importance of incorporating traditional knowledge of Ayurveda for good health and well-being in modern world. The event included an exhibition on Ayurveda organised from 25 to 28 April for the public. Scholars and researchers from AIST, NIMS and University of Tsukuba, a startup called WOTA, 8 Ayurveda professionals and scholars, more than 70 school students and guests from Ayurveda Society took part in the event. Other events included presentations, lectures and science exhibitions. The event was organized as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and commemoration of 70 years of India Japan Diplomatic Relations.

H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador for India jointly inaugurated the 'Incredible India day' event at Biotopia, Me-Byo Valley, Kanagawa Prefecture. The event was also attended by Hon’ble Deputy Governor, Kanagawa Prefecture, 01/05/2022

On May 1, 2022 H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador for India jointly inaugurated the 'Incredible India day' event at Biotopia, Me-Byo Valley, Kanagawa Prefecture. The event was also attended by Hon’ble Deputy Governor, Kanagawa Prefecture, Hon’ble Mayor of Oi Machi and CEO of BROOK'S GROUP Ms. Hiroko Ogawa.Indian items such as Tea, Spices, Jute Products, Millet products, Ayurveda products, and Indian handicrafts were on display during an exhibition organised by the Embassy on the day along with Yoga, Malkhambh, Tabla, Rajasthani folk dance, Bollywood dance, Indian cuisine etc.

Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore's Birthday Celebration was held at the Vivekananda Cultural Center, Embassy of India, 9/5/2022

Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore's Birthday Celebration was held at the Vivekananda Cultural Center, Embassy of India, as part of the 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence and the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between India and Japan AzadiKaAmritMahotsav #IndiaJapanAt70 #TagoreJayanti.

Ambassador of India to Japan HE Sanjay Kumar Verma met with HE Mr. Seiki Soramoto, Member of House of representatives Japan on 09 May 2022.

Ambassador of India to Japan HE Sanjay Kumar Verma met with HE Mr. Seiki Soramoto, Member of House of representatives Japan on 09 May 2022. Both discussed ways to promote India Japan cooperation in the field of semiconductors and human resources.

Ambassador of India to Japan, gave a lecture marking AzadiKaAmritMahotsav and indiajapanat70 at Sophia University on 10th May 2022.

H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, gave a lecture marking AzadiKaAmritMahotsav and indiajapanat70 at Sophia University on 10th May 2022.

Arrival of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at Haneda Airport, Tokyo, 23/05/2022

Arrival of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at Haneda Airport, Tokyo, Japan to Participate Quad Summit in Tokyo from 23-24 May 2022,

PM Narendra Modi met Chairman of NEC CorporationDr. Nobuhiro Endo in Tokyo. 23/05/2022

PM Narendra Modi met Chairman of NEC CorporationDr. Nobuhiro Endo in Tokyo. Appreciated NEC’s role in India’s telecommunication sector and discussed opportunities in new and emerging technologies in India.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met CEO of Fast Retailing, the parent company of UNIQLO JP, Tadashi Yanai 23/5/2022

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met CEO of Fast Retailing, the parent company of UNIQLO JP, Tadashi Yanai. Discussed Uniqlo’s growing presence in India and investment opportunities for textile manufacturing in India under PLI scheme.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi meet Founder Soft Bank Group 23/05/2022

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi meet Founder Soft Bank Group Masayoshi Son and commended Soft bank’s role in India’s start up sector. Discussions focused on Soft bank’s future participation in India in technology, energy, finance, R&D, etc.

In Tokyo Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said that I interacted with business executives in Tokyo. 23/05/2022

In Tokyo Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said that I interacted with business executives in Tokyo. We were able to talk on a wide range of topics, from innovation to investment, technology to textiles, reform to start-ups. I felt the enthusiasm for India and the entrepreneurial power of young people in India.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted with top executives & CEOs from over 30 Japanese companies-23/5/2022

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted with top executives & CEOs from over 30 Japanese companies. Apprised the Japanese business leaders of the recent reforms undertaken by India to improve ease of doing business, and invited them to ‘Make in India for the World’.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi lauded the business community as brand ambassadors of the immense potential of India Japan ties.23/5/2022

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi lauded the business community as brand ambassadors of the immense potential of India Japan ties. Proposed celebrating Japan’s contribution to India’s development journey in the form of a ‘Japan Week’.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi adresses Indian community programme in Tokyo.23/05/2022

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi adresses Indian community programme in Tokyo. There is immense enthusiasm among the Indian diaspora for this programme.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi meet top business leaders in Tokyo. 23/05/2022

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi meet top business leaders in Tokyo. India’s conversations focused on diverse topics ranging from innovation to investments, tech to textiles, reforms to Start Ups. There is great enthusiasm towards India and there is great appreciation for the entrepreneurial skills of India’s youth.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in an event in Tokyo today to launch the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF).23/05/2022

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in an event in Tokyo today to launch the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF). India remains committed towards working together for common and creative solutions to economic challenges in the region. Emphasised that IPEF should be inclusive & flexible Underlined Trust, Transparency, Timeliness to be the foundation of resilient supply chains Expressed confidence that IPEF will work for peace, stability & progress of the Indo-Pacific.

Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra and CEO DFC gov Scott Nathan sign the India-USA Investment Incentive Agreement (IIA).23/05/2022

Foreign Secretary Vinay Kwatra and CEO DFC gov Scott Nathan sign the India-USA Investment Incentive Agreement (IIA). The signing of IIA would lead to enhanced investment support provided by DFCgov in India, thereby encouraging investment in key sectors.

External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar delighted to meet Australian Foreign Minister Ms Senator Wong.23/05/2022

External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar delighted to meet Australian Foreign Minister Ms Senator Wong. An open and productive discussion on our bilateral relationship and the state of the world. Look forward to our continuing contacts.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met Advisor Mr. Osamu Suzuki. 23/05/2022

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met Advisor Mr. Osamu Suzuki. They talked about diverse opportunities in India, the strong India-Japan economic partnership and more.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met had a fruitful interaction with Newly Australian Prime Minister Mr. Anthony Albanese, in Tokyo.23/05/2022

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met had a fruitful interaction with Newly Australian Prime Minister Mr. Anthony Albanese, in Tokyo. The discussion focused on deepening the developmental cooperation between India and Australia across diverse sectors.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met leaders of Japan-India Association, including former Japanese PMs 24/05/2022

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met leaders of Japan-India Association, including former Japanese PMs Yoshiro Mori & Mr. Abe Shinzo.. Commended JIA’s significant role in deepening India Japan ties. Appreciated Japan’s contribution in our transformational journey & discussed further steps to advance our ties.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi appreciated the contribution of Mr. Sugawitter former Prime Minister of Japan- 24/05/2022

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi appreciated the contribution of Mr. Sugawitter former Prime Minister of Japan in deepening the India - Japan partnership, particularly people-to-people ties. Exchanged views on further strengthening India-Japan ties.

A meeting between natural partners. Productive talks between Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Japan’s Prime Minister Mr. Fumio Kishida in Tokyo.24/05/2022

A meeting between natural partners. Productive talks between Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Japan’s Prime Minister Mr. Fumio Kishida in Tokyo. Agreed to work together to enhance cooperation in defence manufacturing, investment and trade, and P2P ties for mutual benefit.

Celebrations of birth anniversaries of Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam,28/05/2022

H.E Ambassador Sanjay Kumar Verma accompanied by his spouse attended the joint celebrations of birth anniversaries of Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam, organized by IBCAJ on May 28, 2022.

‘1st Session of the 2nd edition of series of Virtual Pitching by Indian Startups 18/05/2022

Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan made opening remarks during the ‘1st Session of the 2nd edition of series of Virtual Pitching by Indian Startups (focus sector: Energy)’ held on May 18, 2022 organized by EoI Tokyo and Start up India.

Talent Show Kalotsavam 2022 organized by Nihon Kairali Association 29/05/2022

Shri Sanjeev Manchanda, FS(IEC) inaugurated the Talent Show Kalotsavam 2022 organized by Nihon Kairali Association on May 29 and encouraged the community members to actively participate in the festivities of AazadiKAmritMahotsav and #IndiaJapan@70 @IndianDiplomacy

Embassy of India, Tokyo in association with Japan Tea Association organized the 226th Indian Tea Seminar called "Chai-Varta"-19/05/2022

As part of celebrations for India@75 and India-Japan@70 , the Embassy of India, Tokyo in association with Japan Tea Association organized the 226th Indian Tea Seminar called "Chai-Varta" at the multi-function room of the Embassy on 19th May, 2022. The objective of the event is to promote Indian tea in the Japanese market. The event highlighted various varieties of Indian teas such as The Darjeeling Tea, the Assam tea, the Nilgiri tea, the Kangra tea, the Munnar tea. The inaugural address during the event was made by First Secretary (Commerce) which was followed by screening of video on Indian tea and lecture by Chief Executive Officer of M/s Premier's Tea Japan Co.,Ltd. There was also a session by JTA certified tea instructor on preparation of Indian tea. The event was attended by about 24 Japanese participants.

Embassy of India, organized a Cycling event on the occasion of World Bicycle day on 4th June 2022.

Embassy of India, Tokyo, organized a Cycling event on the occasion of World Bicycle day on 4th June 2022. The event was inaugurated by Shri Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission and saw enthusiastic participantion of children, women and the team of Indian Cyclists of Tokyo, Tiger cricket club, NK cycling team and Indo Japan pulse. The event celebrated promoting bicycle as simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environment friendly sustainable means of transportation. @AmritMahotsav #IndiaJapanat70.

Ambassador Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma accompanied by Shri Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission called on H. E. Mr. Hiroyuki Hosoda, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan-6 june 2022

Ambassador Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma accompanied by Shri Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission called on H. E. Mr. Hiroyuki Hosoda, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan and the former Chair of Japan-India Associations. The parties discussed the bilateral cooperation and issues related to parliamentary exchanges between the two countries. India-Japan #SpecialStrategicandGlobalPartnership has further deepened and there is need to focus on geostrategic issues including supply chain resilience,food and energy security.

Embassy of India, in conjunction with Bharat Cultural Society organised a program to commemorate the 348th Coronation Day of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on June 6 2022,

mbassy of India, Tokyo in conjunction with Bharat Cultural Society organised a program to commemorate the 348th Coronation Day of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on June 6, at VCC auditorium. The event was inaugurated by Shri Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India. The highlights of the event included a Video Message from President, ICCR,

Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan delivered opening remarks at the inauguration Indian IT Association of Japan (IITAJ) on 9th June 2022.

H.E. Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan delivered opening remarks at the inauguration Indian IT Association of Japan (IITAJ) on 9th June 2022. He highlighted the possibilities in Japan for Indian IT Companies and possible collaboration with Japanese companies for Co-innovation, Co-creation and Co-production. IITAJ is to provide a common discussion paltform for Indian IT companies in Japan and bring synergy among the members.

Embassy in cooperation with Vedanta Society of Japan organised a Joint celebration titled ''Swami Vivekananda: 159th Birth Anniversary Celebration'' on June 12, 2022,

As part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and India-Japan @ 70, Embassy in cooperation with Vedanta Society of Japan organised a Joint celebration titled ''Swami Vivekananda: 159th Birth Anniversary Celebration'' on June 12, 2022, at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre Auditorium, Embassy of India, Japan. The programme commenced with an invocation led by Swami Medhasananda, Chief Priest, Vedanta Society of Japan, and an offering of bouquet to Swami Vivekananda by H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan. Ambassador also released a special issue of Vedanta Society's "Universal Gospel" and gave inaugural remarks for the event in which he described Swami Vivekananda as " a thinker, a philosopher, a humanist and a deeply spiritual leader but also a true liberal and modernist leader."

A Curtain Raiser event for the 8th International Day of Yoga was celebrated at the House of Councilors Building (National Diet) on 13th June 2022

A Curtain Raiser event for the 8th International Day of Yoga was celebrated at the House of Councilors Building (National Diet) on 13th June 2022 with a commemorative Yoga Session for Parliamentarians. The Yoga session was organized by the Embassy of India Tokyo and the Parliamentary League for Promotion of Yoga in Japan, in association with all major Yoga organizations in Japan including the Yoga Organisation of Japan, Maharishi Institute of Total Education, Art of Living.

Embassy of India, Tokyo and Startup India (Invest India) jointly organized the ‘2nd Session of the 2nd edition of series of Virtual Pitching by Indian Startups on June 16, 2022

As part of celebrations for India@75 and India-Japan@70, the Embassy of India, Tokyo and Startup India (Invest India) jointly organized the ‘2nd Session of the 2nd edition of series of Virtual Pitching by Indian Startups on June 16, 2022. In his opening remarks, Mr. Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Tokyo mentioned about the Indian Government’s initiatives and comprehensive policy framework for supporting India’s Start-up ecosystem and innovation: India-Japan Digital Partnership and the role collaboration in Startups can play. Mr. Kenjiro Watanabe, Deputy Director, Invest Japan Business Support Center, JETRO made a special address during the event. 9 Indian startups in Enterprise Sector pitched about their technological offerings before the Japanese stakeholders. The event was well received by representatives of Japanese corporations and Venture Capital firms. Indian startups offer tremendous opportunities hat can be leveraged by Japanese companies.

Embassy of India held a recital and conclusion ceremony for Vivekananda Cultural Centre students of the March-June short-term semester on 17th June 2022.

As part of celebrations for Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and IndiaJapanat70, Embassy of India held a recital and conclusion ceremony for Vivekananda Cultural Centre students of the March-June short-term semester on 17th June 2022. Mr Sanjeev Manchanda, FS (IEC/VCC), gave congratulatory remarks and awarded certificates to Odissi, Tabla, Kathak and Contemporary Indian Dance classes. This was followed by presentations by students of each of the classes, enthusiastically demonstrating what they had learned during the semester. A total of 76 students successfully completed the semester.

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma inaugurates State Bank of India (SBI) Cup 2022 at Sano City Cricket Grounds

On the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and IndiaJapan@70, Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma inaugurates State Bank of India (SBI) Cup 2022 at Sano City Cricket Grounds with Sano city Mayor Mr. Yutaka Kaneko, Prof. Shakti Kumar -Tigers Cricket Club, Mr. C. Jeyakumar- CEO, State Bank of India Tokyo, Mr. Naoki Alex Miyaji, CEO, Japan cricket Association and sponsors. 32 teams from all over Japan are participating in the 2-day tournament.

8th International Day of Yoga in Tokyo was celebrated at iconic Sankeien Garden in Yokohama0n 21/06/2022

8th International Day of Yoga in Tokyo was celebrated at iconic Sankeien Garden in Yokohama. The event was a part of the #GuardianYogaRing programme. The event was organized partnership with Japanese yoga organisations and Kanagawa Prefecture, IndiaJapanat70, @ Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and @MEAIndia. The event was livestreamed on the Embassy Youtube channel and also featured in the DDLIVE broadcast of Celebration of 8th International Day of Yoga.

Glimpses of the 8th International Day of Yoga 2022 at iconic places in Japan: Yoga by night at iconic Tokyo Skytree-21/06/2022

Glimpses of the 8th International Day of Yoga 2022 at iconic places in Japan: Yoga by night at iconic Tokyo Skytree at a height of 450 meters led by H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan in association with Yoga Organization Japan #IDY2022 #AKAM #IndiaJapan70. The Skytree is the tallest building in Japan. The Yoga was performed in the night with the help of yoga organisation of Japan. Vote of thanks was delivered by Shri Sanjeev Manchanda, FS(IEC/VCC) Embassy of India. The event concluded with chanting of Shanti mantra by TIC Dr. Sanjay Kumar.

Embassy of India, Japan, hosted a familiarization visit by members of Ikebana International, Saitama Branch.0n 23/06/2022

As part of #AzadikaAmritMahotsav and #India-Japan@70, the Embassy of India, Japan, hosted a familiarization visit by members of Ikebana International, Saitama Branch. Mr Sanjeev Manchanda, First Secretary (IEC), gave the welcoming remarks. This was followed by a talk on Indian sarees by Mrs. Gunjan Verma, spouse of Ambassador, and presentation of sarees by Embassy ladies. Dr Sanjay Kumar, TIC (VCC), then conducted a sitting yoga session for the visitors. The visit concluded with the members of Ikebana International Saitama Branch conducting an Ikebana demonstration for Embassy ladies, who experienced decorated bamboo stalks with flowers and hanging "wish slips" in the tradition of Tanabata (Star Festival). India and Japan enjoy strong cultural connections and program today sought to reinforce our civilization linkages.

H.E. Ambassador of India Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma interacted with representatives from Indian Professionals in Japan (IPJ) Association.-13/06/2022

On 13 June, H.E. Ambassador of India Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma interacted with representatives from Indian Professionals in Japan (IPJ) Association. He got briefing about IPJ activities and suggested ways and means to add value to IPJ in sectors like Startups & Investment, recruitment of High Skilled Professionals, Networking with Indian Professionals in India & across the Globe, guiding Youngsters to secure jobs, etc. He also stressed upon the fact that Professionals has big role to contribute to Nation’s Growth Story and offered IPJ all help to the extent possible from the Embassy side.

H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, participated in the Bhakti Yoga Festival 2022 held at Terada Souko, Tokyo, on 18th June 2022,

As part of celebration of International Day of Yoga 2022, H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, participated in the Bhakti Yoga Festival 2022 held at Terada Souko, Tokyo, on 18th June 2022, as chief guest. The programme themed on "Don't live alone with anxiety" and "Yoga is the science; how to control mind and body" included Yoga, Kirtan and Hari Kata. The event was attended by over 250 yoga enthusiasts.

Indian sarees by Mrs. Gunjan Verma, spouse of Ambassador, and presentation of sarees by Embassy ladies.23-06-2022

As part of #AzadikaAmritMahotsav and #India-Japan@70, the Embassy of India, Japan, hosted a familiarization visit by members of Ikebana International, Saitama Branch. Mr Sanjeev Manchanda, First Secretary (IEC), gave the welcoming remarks. This was followed by a talk on Indian sarees by Mrs. Gunjan Verma, spouse of Ambassador, and presentation of sarees by Embassy ladies. Dr Sanjay Kumar, TIC (VCC), then conducted a sitting yoga session for the visitors. The visit concluded with the members of Ikebana International Saitama Branch conducting an Ikebana demonstration for Embassy ladies, who experienced decorated bamboo stalks with flowers and hanging "wish slips" in the tradition of Tanabata (Star Festival). India and Japan enjoy strong cultural connections and program today sought to reinforce our civilization linkages

Chairperson of Kobe City Assembly Mr. YASUI Toshihiko called on Ambassador of India, H.E Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma on July 05, 2022

As part of ''Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'' and ''India-Japan@70'' Chairperson of Kobe City Assembly Mr. YASUI Toshihiko called on Ambassador of India, H.E Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma on July 05, 2022. Kobe and Ahmedabad linkages, cultural exchanges and people-people connects between India and Japan, with special reference to IndiaJapanat70 were discussed. Mr. Toshihiko YASUI is 104th Chairperson of the Kobe City Assembly. Sister-State and Sister-City Cooperation are witnessing growing links between Japanese prefectures/cities and Indian states/cities. As of now, 7 states and 4 cities/regions from India have partnered with prefectures/cities of Japan through MoUs to cooperate under diverse sectors.

Embassy of India, Tokyo and Startup India (Invest India) jointly organized the ‘Third Session of the series of Virtual Pitching by Indian Startups’ on July 14, 2022.

As part of celebrations for India@75 and India-Japan@70, the Embassy of India, Tokyo and Startup India (Invest India) jointly organized the ‘Third Session of the series of Virtual Pitching by Indian Startups’ on July 14, 2022. In his opening remarks, Mr. Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Tokyo mentioned about the Indian Government’s initiatives and comprehensive policy framework for supporting India’s Start-up ecosystem and innovation, India-Japan Digital Partnership and the role collaboration in Startups can play. Mr. Takuma Otaki, Director, JETRO made a special address during the event. Mr. Mamoru Katahira, Specialist of International Information, Japan Patent Office made a presentation on India-Japan Patent Prosecution Highway. 8 Indian startups in Environment Sector pitched about their technological offerings before the Japanese stakeholders. The event was well received by representatives of Japanese corporations and Venture Capital firms. Indian startups offer tremendous opportunities that can be leveraged by Japanese companies.

Embassy of India in association with NPO Odisha Community, Japan held the 15th Rath Yatra Festival 2022 on 03/07/2022

As part of ''Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'' and ''India-Japan@70'' celebrations, Embassy of India in association with NPO Odisha Community, Japan held the 15th Rath Yatra Festival 2022 on Sunday, 3rd July 2022 in Kawasaki. Ambassador H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma attended as the chief guest, accompanied by Madam Gunjan Verma and Embassy officers. Ambassador also met the Mayor of Kawasaki city H.E. Norihiko Fukuda before the Festival and discussed possible areas of cooperation between the city authorities and Embassy. Kawasaki city is host to a significant number of Indian community members and celebrations of Indian festivals, in close spirit of cooperation and harmony, has been the hallmark of the Indo-Japanese people-to-people exchanges. A cultural program and Chariot pulling was also partaken by Ambassador, Madam, Mayor, members of ICIJ and Embassy officers.

Chairperson of Kobe City Assembly Mr. YASUI Toshihiko called on Ambassador of India, H.E Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma on July 05, 2022.

As part of ''Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'' and ''India-Japan@70'' Chairperson of Kobe City Assembly Mr. YASUI Toshihiko called on Ambassador of India, H.E Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma on July 05, 2022. Kobe and Ahmedabad linkages, cultural exchanges and people-people connects between India and Japan, with special reference to IndiaJapanat70 were discussed. Mr. Toshihiko YASUI is 104th Chairperson of the Kobe City Assembly. Sister-State and Sister-City Cooperation are witnessing growing links between Japanese prefectures/cities and Indian states/cities. As of now, 7 states and 4 cities/regions from India have partnered with prefectures/cities of Japan through MoUs to cooperate under diverse sectors.

Startup India (Invest India) jointly organized the ‘Third Session of the series of Virtual Pitching by Indian Startups’ on July 14, 2022.

As part of celebrations for India@75 and India-Japan@70, the Embassy of India, Tokyo and Startup India (Invest India) jointly organized the ‘Third Session of the series of Virtual Pitching by Indian Startups’ on July 14, 2022. In his opening remarks, Mr. Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Tokyo mentioned about the Indian Government’s initiatives and comprehensive policy framework for supporting India’s Start-up ecosystem and innovation, India-Japan Digital Partnership and the role collaboration in Startups can play. Mr. Takuma Otaki, Director, JETRO made a special address during the event. Mr. Mamoru Katahira, Specialist of International Information, Japan Patent Office made a presentation on India-Japan Patent Prosecution Highway. 8 Indian startups in Environment Sector pitched about their technological offerings before the Japanese stakeholders. The event was well received by representatives of Japanese corporations and Venture Capital firms. Indian startups offer tremendous opportunities that can be leveraged by Japanese companies.

Embassy of India, Tokyo in association with Japan Tea Association organized the 227th Indian Tea Seminar called "Chai-Varta" at the Embassy on 15th July, 2022.

As part of celebrations for India@75 and India-Japan@70 , the Embassy of India, Tokyo in association with Japan Tea Association organized the 227th Indian Tea Seminar called "Chai-Varta" at the Embassy on 15th July, 2022. The objective of the event is to promote Indian tea in the Japanese market. The inaugural address during the event was made by First Secretary (Commerce), which was followed by screening of video on Indian tea. There was also sessions by JTA certified tea instructor on preparation of various types of Indian tea.

Mr. Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Tokyo delivered opening remarks in the inauguration ceremony of 10th India Trend Fair 2022 (being held from July 20 to 22, 2022)

On July 20, 2022 Mr. Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Tokyo delivered opening remarks in the inauguration ceremony of 10th India Trend Fair 2022 (being held from July 20 to 22, 2022) organized by Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO); Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) and Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC) in collaboration with Japan India Industry Promotion Association (JIIPA). While highlighting the strengths of Indian Textile Industry, he mentioned that India has a major share in the entire textile value chain, Farm to Fabric, Fabric to Finished products, Finished Products to Fashion products and then to export products. He further mentioned that the products displayed in the fair have been specifically designed and value added, in accordance with Japanese fashion trends and requirements. He also advised the Indian exporters to ensure the high standards of quality to be successful in Japanese market. During the event there were also remarks by Mr. Narendra Goenka, Chairman, AEPC; Dr. Arumugam Sakthivel, President, FIEO; Mr. Gopalakrishnan Palanisamy, Chairman, HEPC and Mr. Yosuke Yanagase, Honorary Chairman, JIIPA. The inauguration ceremony was followed by Tape cutting ceremony and media briefing. More than 130 companies from India are participating in the event.

Ambasador Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma visited 10th India Trend Fair 2022 being held in Tokyo 0n 21/07/2022

On 21st July, 2022, H.E. Ambasador Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma visited 10th India Trend Fair 2022 being held in Tokyo, Japan and interacted with Indian exporters & associations such as Indian Export Organisations (FIEO); Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) and Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC). India highlighting potential of India-Japan cooperation in Textile sector. While highlighting the strengths of Indian Textile Industry, India has a major share in the entire textile value chain, Farm to Fabric, Fabric to Finished products, Finished Products to Fashion products and then to export products. The products displayed in the fair have been specifically designed and value added, in accordance with Japanese fashion trends and requirements.

Embassy of India in association with APEDA organized a Buyer Seller meet on July 21, 2022.

As part of celebrations for India@75 and India-Japan@70 Embassy of India in association with APEDA organized a Buyer Seller meet on July 21, 2022. M/s Diamond Star Corporation, Japan joined the meeting with exporting companies from India to discuss the possibilities of trade/collaboration in the fruits and vegetables sector.

On 25th July, 2022, a webinar titled 'Future of India-Japan : Action with India' was organised by M/s Moonlink Inc.

As part of celebrations for India@75 and India-Japan@70 On 25th July, 2022, a webinar titled 'Future of India-Japan : Action with India' was organised by M/s Moonlink Inc. in association with Embassy of India, Japan to share information among Japanese business executives about business planning related to India for increased collaboration between Japanese and Indian businesses. During the event, H. E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan delivered his speech underlining the strong partnership between India and Japan. A presentation was also made by Dr. Lekh Juneja, Chairman & CEO, Kameda Seika Co. Ltd. giving brief introduction about their company and business operations.

“India-Japan: Action With India” Workshop held on August 1, 2022.

H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan delivered the opening remarks during the “India-Japan: Action With India” Workshop held on August 1, 2022. He highlighted the strong partnership between India and Japan and also shared India's rapid reforms being implemented in industrial development, agriculture sector, taxation and labour laws etc, to overcome various domestic and global challenges, to build a resilient leading economy with a vision of becoming a US$ 5 trillion economy. There were also presentations by Mr. Abhishek Goel, Political and Commercial Officer, Embassy of India and Dr. Madanmohan Rao, Research Director of YouStory Media and Charter Member at TiE Bangalore. The event was organised by M/s Moonlink Inc. in association with Embassy of India, Japan to share information among Japanese business executives about the business opportunities in India and business planning related to India for increased collaboration between Japanese and Indian businesses.

Visit of Dr. Murugesh R. Nirani, Hon’ble Minister of Large and Medium Industries, Govt. of Karnataka, leads a delegation to Japan on 06/08/2022

Visit of Dr. Murugesh R. Nirani, Hon’ble Minister of Large and Medium Industries, Govt. of Karnataka, leads a delegation to Japan for exploring business and investment opportunities. Over 500 Japanese companies operate in Karnataka. Hon’ble Minister also met Kannadiga diaspora in Japan. Dr. Murugesh R. Narani, Said that the Tokyo Kannada Balaga is a very strong and dedicated community in Japan. I was filled with happiness to speak to many of the members about Japan and Namma Karnataka’s relationship. The number of Japanese companies registered in India stands at more than 1460. Similarly, number of Indian companies operating in Japan is also increasing, with the number now over 100. He also met with senior oficials of Hitachi, NEC Corp, Fujitsu Limited, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Mercari Company, Toyota Motor Corporation, Mitsui in Tokyo and briefed them about Karnataka’s robust business cosystem and invited them to participate in the Global investor’s Meet (GIM)

Nagasaki, on the eve of 09 August ceremony, remembering victims of Atomb bombing in 1945, 08/08/2022

While in Nagasaki, on the eve of 09 August ceremony, remembering victims of Atomb bombing in 1945, Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma paid floral tributes at Hypocenter. Talking to media, he emphasized merits of a world free of nuclear, weapons, MEAindia. 09 August, 1954 at 11:02 a.m. a single atomic bomb was dropped from an American warplane, exploding in this same sky above us, instantly destroying the city of Nagasaki. Some 74,000 people were killed, and another 75,000 wounded. Some of the victims never knew what happened. Others pleaded for water as death overtook them. Children, so burned and blackened that they could not even cry out, lay with their eyes closed. Those people who narrowly survived were afflicted with deep physical and mental wounds that could never be healed. They continue to suffer from the after-effects of the bomb, living in fear of death.

A Musical Tribute Celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and IndiaJapanat70 was held at Uchisaiwaicho Hall, Tokyo on August 10 ,2022

A Musical Tribute Celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and IndiaJapanat70 was held at Uchisaiwaicho Hall, Tokyo on August 10 featuring performances by prominent local artistes and Lec-Dem on Yog and Kathak by VCC teachers. Shri Sanjeev Manchanda, FS(VCC) delivered opening remarks. The programme featured Jugalbandi performanes of Indian classical music by Mr Yuji Nakagawa (sarangi) and Mr Leo Hayashi (tabla); Mr Taro Terahara (Bansuri) and Ms Ayako Ikeda (tabla); and, Mr Setsuo Miyashita (santoor) and Mr Kazuto Sashihara (tabla). There were also Yog demonstrations conducted by Dr Sanjay Kumar, Teacher of Indian Culture (VCC) and Ms Soko Takeuchi; as well as a lecture-demonstration on Kathak by Ms Atsuko Maeda, Local Kathak Teacher (VCC). The event was jointly held by Embassy of India, Japan; Uchisaiwaicho Hall under Chiyoda City government; HEAT BEAT MUSIC and TIRAKITA in celebration of AKAM and 70 Years of India-Japan Diplomatic Relations, and was well attended by members of the public.

Bihar and Jharkhand natives who have settled in Japan have undertaken the ‘Kanwar Yatra’ during the holy month of Shrawan to worship Lord Shiva 0n 08/08/2022

As part of ''Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'' and ''India-Japan@70'' celebrations, the Bihar and Jharkhand natives who have settled in Japan have undertaken the ‘Kanwar Yatra’ during the holy month of Shrawan to worship Lord Shiva. Such a Yatra was being conducted there for the first time, and Shri Mayank Joshi Deputy Chief Mission , Embassy of India, was present to commemorate the event at the Vedic Cultural Hall in Funabori, where devotees of Lord Shiva had gathered the previous morning to begin the trek. The beginning of the Kanwar Yatra is being viewed as a way to deepen ties and promote the Indian culture in Japan, and it was made possible by the hard work of the Bihar Foundation Japan branch.The foundation has taken the necessary preparations to ensure that the event is unforgettable. Raja Anand Vijay Singh, the president of the Bihar Foundation, personally welcomed Shri Joshi with an ‘angavastra’. Aparajita and Jyoti were deputed for applying tilak to the DCM with ‘roli’ sandalwood. With flower bouquets and saplings lifted to the DCM, Diya, Piku, Avyan, and Om Sai attended the occasion.

The festival of Raksha Bandhan celebrated by Indian Women In Tokyo, on 11/08/2022

As part of ''Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'' and ''India-Japan@70'' celebrations, The festival of Raksha Bandhan celebrated by Indian Women In Tokyo, with the exquisite Rakhis made of bamboo received from President, ICCR. Indian Women in Tokyo celebrated Raksha Bandhan with Japanese colleagues and friends with full. Indian Women in Tokyo conveyed the importance of this festival to Japanese friends. The Japanese friends were found very excited and inspired and would like to celebrate it every year. India and Japan enjoy close cultural and people to people exchanges. India and Japan are also celebrating 70 year of establishment of diplomatic relations.

Indo Fair was organized with the presence of dignitaries, including Ambassador of India in Japan H.E Sanjay Kumar Verma,on 11/08/2022

As part of ''Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'' and ''India-Japan At 70'' celebrations, the opening ceremony of Indo Fair was organized with the presence of dignitaries, including Ambassador of India in Japan H.E Sanjay Kumar Verma, Mrs. Gunjan Verma, Chairman, ICCJ, Mr. Ryuko Hira, members of the parliaments, and prefectural assembly members at Kobe Harbour Land. Through out this four-day festival and exhibition, wide range of Indian dance, music, history and culture was showcased. India and Japan enjoy close cultural and people to people exchanges. India and Japan are also celebrating 70 year of establishment of diplomatic relations.

Flag hoisting ceremony was held at Embassy of India, Tokyo to celebrate the 76th Independence Day of India. 15/08/2022

Flag hoisting ceremony was held at Embassy of India, Tokyo to celebrate the 76th Independence Day of India. His Excellency Ambassador Sanjay Kumar Verma read the President of India's address to the nation on the occasion. Indian diaspora in Japan and friends of India joined the ceremony. The ceremony also featured singing performances by students of Global Indian International School and Indian International School in Japan and ladies of the Indian Embassy. On the occasion, H.E Ambassador Shri Verma felicitated the winners of Netaji Essay writing competition, Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav quiz and Har Ghar Tiranga Quiz.

On the occasion of 15th August,Bengali Indian Community of Japan in association with Red Cross and Embassy of India organized a blood donation camp- on 15/08/2022

On the occasion of 15th August,Bengali Indian Community of Japan in association with Red Cross and Embassy of India organized a blood donation camp and a cultural event to mark Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav on August 15, 2022. His Excellency Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, and Mayor of Kawaguchi city attended. The blood donation camp saw on enthusiastic participants from 107 donors. Bengali Indian Community of Japan followed the vision of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in welcoming the heritage of the mantra "TUM MUJHE KHOON DO MAIN TUMHE AZADI DUNGA".

Familiarisation visit by students of Nanzan University, Nagoya. Japan in Embassy of India, Tokyo on 16/08/2022

The Embassy of India, Japan, hosted a familiarisation visit by students of Nanzan University, Nagoya. The visiting students were undertaking a research on India under their Professor Dr Anthony Susai Raj. Ambassador H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma, addressing the students, spoke on areas of National Educational Policy 2020, Indian migrants in Japan, modern Indo-Japanese partnership, cultural convergences between India and Japan etc. The programme commenced with welcome remarks by Mr Sanjeev Manchanda, FS (IEC), who also highlighted attractiveness of various educational offerings of India. A detailed presentation on India-Japan relationship was given by Ms Anviti Chaturvedi, Third Secretary(LT). Short session on Yog by Dr Sanjay Kumar, Teacher of Indian Culture (VCC) and a lec/dem on Kathak by Ms Atsuko Maeda, VCC Kathak Teacher ,also provided the students an opportunity to learn more on India. In the QnA session, the students asked questions on their research, as well as on many other diverse areas, and interacted with Ambassador, who answered their queries. Embassy of India in Japan hosts such familiarisation visits by schools/Universities students from time-to-time.

Embassy of India, Tokyo and Startup India (Invest India) jointly organized the ‘Fourth Session of the series of Virtual Pitching by Indian Startups’ on August 18, 2022.

As part of celebrations for India@75 and India-Japan@70, the Embassy of India, Tokyo and Startup India (Invest India) jointly organized the ‘Fourth Session of the series of Virtual Pitching by Indian Startups’ on August 18, 2022. In his opening remarks, Mr. Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Tokyo mentioned about the Indian Government’s initiatives and comprehensive policy framework for supporting India’s Start-up ecosystem and innovation: India-Japan Digital Partnership and the role collaboration can play in Startups. He highlighted the significance of United Payments Interface (UPI) in creating a Fintech revolution in India. Mr. Shota Matsuzawa, Deputy Director from Financial Services Agency made a special address during the event. Mr. Sanjeev Sinha, Member of the Board of Executive Officers, SBI Securities gave an overview of Fintech sector in India. 6 Indian startups in Fintech Sector pitched about their technological offerings before the Japanese stakeholders. The event was well received by representatives of Japanese corporations and Venture Capital firms. Indian startups offer tremendous opportunities that can be leveraged by Japanese.

Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Sanjay Kumar Verma met Governor of Shizouka H. E. Dr. Heita Kawakatsu on 22 August,2022

As part of ''Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'' and ''India-Japan At 70'' celebrations Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Sanjay Kumar Verma met Governor of Shizouka H. E. Dr. Heita Kawakatsu on 22 August and discussed ways forward of continuing and future cooperation between India and Shizuoka prefecture, including in tourism, education and new emerging technologies. Governor of Shizouka hosted Ambassador Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma for dinner. He recalled his long association with India and the long historical and cultural connect the two countries share. Both sides also discussed the avenues to take the pship forward.

Ambassador Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma visited Yupiteru Corp.yupiteru_jp in Shizuoka city on 22 August 2022.

As part of ''Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'' and ''India-Japan At 70'' celebrations Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma visited Yupiteru Corp.yupiteru_jp in Shizuoka city on 22 August 2022. He held talks with Mr. Norihiko Anraku, Chief Executive Officer to discuss potential areas of collaboration in ITES, AI, OOT, AR, VR among others. Ambassador H. E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma also interacted with the Indian professionals working in the company and responsible for latest product development.

Curtain Raiser: Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma at Japan Cricket Association (JCA) Embassy Cricket Cup 2022 event. on 24/08/2022

As part of ''Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'' and ''India-Japan At 70'' celebrations Curtain Raiser: Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma at Japan Cricket Association (JCA) Embassy Cricket Cup 2022 event. The ICC T20 world cup trophy  was unvieled in the presence of Indian Diaspora, membes of ICC and representative o Japan Cricket Association.  In addition, Mr. Alan Carr of Japan Cricket Association, Mr. Toby Kohen of International Cricket Council and Indian diaspora cricket clubs in Japan has given their remaks at this event.   Chief Executive Officer of State Bank of Inida in Japan and Mr. D. Shakti from Tiger Cricket Club of India in Japan has also participated in this event.

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma at Japan Cricket Association (JCA) Embassy Cricket Cup 2022 event.-24/08/2022

As part of ''Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'' and ''India-Japan At 70'' celebrations Curtain Raiser: Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma at Japan Cricket Association (JCA) Embassy Cricket Cup 2022 event. The ICC T20 world cup trophy  was unvieled in the presence of Indian Diaspora, membes of ICC and representative o Japan Cricket Association. In addition, Mr. Alan Carr of Japan Cricket Association, Mr. Toby Kohen of International Cricket Council and Indian diaspora cricket clubs in Japan has given their remaks at this event.   Chief Executive Officer of State Bank of India in Japan and Mr. D. Shakti from Tiger Cricket Club of India in Japan has also participated in this event.

Embassy of India, Tokyo organized the Incredible India Reconnect 2022 – Japan in association with the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India on August 25, 2022.

As part of ''Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'' and ''India-Japan At 70'' celebrations, Embassy of India, Tokyo organized the Incredible India Reconnect 2022 – Japan in association with the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India on August 25, 2022. The objective of the session was to reconnect with and welcome back the partners and stakeholders from the travel and tourism industry of Japan for business in India. H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan made the opening remarks during the event and welcomed the tourists from Japan to Incredible India. He informed about the new border measures that allow travelers with a valid vaccination certificate will no longer be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result certificate. There were also remarks by Mr. Ganji Kamala Vardhana Rao, Director General, Ministry of Tourism; Mr. Markus, President, Indian Tour Operator Committee and major tour operators from Japan.

Embassy of India, Tokyo welcomed by Ms. Hiroko Ogawa, Chief Executive Officer, Brooks Holdings at BIOTOPIA, on 27/08/2022

As part of twin anniversaries of ''Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'' and ''India-Japan@ 70'' celebration. H.E. Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, officers of Embassy of India, Tokyo welcomed by Ms. Hiroko Ogawa, Chief Executive Officer, Brooks Holdings at BIOTOPIA, Me-byo valley to promote Cultural exchanges, Health & wellness, sake-coffee, Ayurveda & Yoga and Indian cuisine! In addition, an eight over cricket match was played at Biotopia with members of Biotopia and Japanese friends. A long detailed presentation was given by Ms. Hiroko Ogawa, Chief Executive Officer about how Biotopia works in improving the health and wellness of human being. A presentation on Sake was also given there.

Ambassador Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma made a courtesy call on the Mr HAMADA Yasukazu, Minister of Defence, Japan on 31 August 2022.

H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma Ambassador of India to Japan made a courtesy call on the Mr HAMADA Yasukazu, Minister of Defence, Japan on 31 August 2022. Various aspects of Defence cooperation between the two countries were discussed during the interaction. India-Japan Defense and Security partnership has evolved over the years and today forms an integral pillar of bilateral ties. Our exchanges have strengthened due to growing convergence on strategic matters; and its significance is growing from the common outlook on issues of peace, security and stability of the Indo-Pacific Region. The Tri-Service Exchanges between Japan and India have been institutionalized completing the triad. Coast Guards have regular annual exchanges since 2006.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Library Donation and Talks held on 2nd September 2022,

As part of ''Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'' and ''India-Japan@70'' celebrations, Netaji Library Donation and Talks held on 2nd September 2022, to mark Neta Ji Subhas Chandra Bose’s 125th Birth Anniversary. H. E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma Ambassador of India to Japan delivered opening remarks and acknowledged the book donation. Netaji continue to be a wel-knowb figure in India more than fifty years after his death. Netaji as a great revolutionary, true patriot and nationalist. He was a great speaker and journalist, who started Azad Hind Radio outside the country in Berlin and started broadcasting in a dozen of native and foreign languages. With these programs, the flames of independence were ignited in the hearts and minds of Indians living in the country and abroad. His slogan “You give me blood, I will give you freedom” had created enthusiasm in the mind of every Indian. This slogan is relevant even today for the unity, integrity and empowerment of the country. Taking inspiration from Netaji’s great sacrifice, the younger generation will have to work for national unity and for building a new India.

Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma visited Kanazawa Prefructure delivered key note address on Diplomacy - Value Creation using technology on 03/09/2022

As part of ''Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'' and ''India-Japan@70'' celebrations, Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma visited Kanazawa Prefructure delivered key note address on Diplomacy - Value Creation using technology at 5th Global Conference on creating, value in Kanazawa on 03 September,2022. He interalia, spoke about citizen centric Mission. Mode Projects of India.H.E. Ambassador met members of Ishikawa-India Friendship Association, including Member of Parliament Mr. Sasaki Hajime and President of the Association Ms. Maqsooda Shiotani.

Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma called on the Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), H.E. Mr Nishimura Yasutoshi on 05 September,2022

As part of ''Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'' and ''India-Japan@70'' celebrations, Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma called on the Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), H.E. Mr Nishimura Yasutoshi on 05 September and discussed issues related to economic and commercial cooperation between India and Japan. Japan is regarded as a key partner in India’s economic transformation. Japan's interest in India is increasing due to a variety of reasons including India's large and growing market and its resources, especially the human resources. India’s primary imports from Japan are machinery, electrical machinery, iron and steel products, plastic materials, non-ferrous metals, parts of motor vehicles, organic chemicals, etc. Primary exports to Japan are petroleum products, chemicals, elements, compounds, non-metallic mineral ware, fish & fish preparations, metalliferous ores & scrap, clothing & accessories, iron & steel products, textile yarn, fabrics and machinery etc.

Mr. Nikhil Seth,UN Assistant Secretary General and Executive Director of United Nations Institute of Training and Research paid a courtesy call on Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma at his office.on 06/09/2022

As part of ''Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'' and ''India-Japan@70'' celebrations, Mr. Nikhil Seth,UN Assistant Secretary General and Executive Director of United Nations Institute of Training and Research paid a courtesy call on Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma at his office. Discussions on capacity building of women and youth, digital upscaling, tele-health, etc. were held. Indian dance, music, history and culture was showcased. India and Japan enjoy close cultural and people-to-people exchanges. The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India. Embassy of India has been organising a variety of cultural programme and exchanges to celeberated this landmark year.

Shri Rajnath Singh and , Dr. S. Jaishankar, held the second India-Japan 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Meeting in Tokyo on 8 September 2022.

Minister of Defence of India, Shri Rajnath Singh and Minister of External Affairs of India, Dr. S. Jaishankar, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister of Defense of Japan, Mr. HAMADA Yasukazu, held the second India-Japan 2+2 Foreign and Defence Ministerial Meeting in Tokyo on 8 September 2022. Acknowledging that global cooperation is required more than ever to address security challenges that have become more acute, the Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to a rules-based global order that respects sovereignty and territorial integrity of nations, and emphasized the need for all countries to seek peaceful resolution of disputes in accordance with international law without resorting to threat or use of force or any attempt to unilaterally change the status quo. Dr. Jaishankar held India Japan Foreign Minister’s Strategic Dialogue with FM Hayashi Yoshimasa. Raksha Mantri & his Japanese counterpart reviewed defence cooperation & regional security situation during bilateral talks in Tokyo. Raksha Manri paid his tributes to to Japan’s Self Defense Forces personnel who laid down their lives in the line of duty. Raksha Mantri and External Affairs Minister also held an interaction with the Indian Community in Tokyo on 9th September, 2022.

Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma congratulates Embassy of India XI for winning the “Embassy Cup” at Sano City International Cricket Grounds.

As part of ''Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'' and ''India-Japan@70'' celebrations, H. E. Ambassador Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma congratulates Embassy of India XI for winning the “Embassy Cup” at Sano City International Cricket Grounds. The event was held with Japan Cricket Association to promote cricket and culture exchange. The Cultural Agreement Between Japan and India was signed in 1956 and took effect subsequently. The year 2022 marks the 75th year of India’s independence, #AzadikaAmritMahotsav, and 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and Japan. In this regard, various high profile cultural events are being planned, both in Japan and India to further promote cultural ties and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.

Embassy of India, hosted a familiarisation visit by students of Sophia University, on 13/09/2022

Embassy of India, hosted a familiarisation visit by students of Sophia University, Tokyo as part of AKAM and India-Japan@70. The students interacted with Ambassador H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma who addressed several of their questions on India-Japanese relations. Ambassador spoke on modern Indo-Japanese partnership, cultural convergences between India and Japan etc. The programme commenced with welcome remarks by Mr Sanjeev Manchanda, FS, who also highlighted attractiveness of various educational offerings of India. A detailed presentation on India-Japan relationship was given by Ms Anviti Chaturvedi, Poltical Officer (P&C). Short session on Yoga was held by Dr Sanjay Kumar, Teacher of Indian Culture (VCC). Embassy of India in Japan hosts such familiarisation visits by School/ Universities students from time-to-time.

Embassy of India, Japan, hosted a group of 25 Ayurveda and Yoga experts visiting Japan from India on 15/09/2022

Embassy of India, Japan, hosted a group of 25 Ayurveda and Yoga experts visiting Japan from India. The experts interacted with H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, and sought his advice on furthering Indo-Japanese partnership through prism of Ayush systems. A frank exchange of experiences and views on Yoga and Ayurveda took place. As Ayurveda and Yoga are interrelated, they together encompass healing disciplines in the body. On the one hand, Ayurveda rejuvenates the body; on the other, Yoga deals with the purification of mind and consciousness. Thus, together they both complement and embrace each other. Short session on Yoga by Dr Sanjay Kumar, Teacher of Indian Culture (VCC), Embassy of India, Japan was held.

Exhibition of Gond Tribal Paintings, and Madhya Pradesh Tourism Promotion Event was held on 19th September 2022

A composite event involving performance of Iwami Kagura, Exhibition of Gond Tribal Paintings, and Madhya Pradesh Tourism Promotion Event was held on 19th September 2022 at Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Japan. H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India in Japan,. Smt. Gunjan Verma, spouse of Ambassador, and Ms Kaori Kawamura, Representative, “Touch the Gond” inaugurated the exhibition. H.E. Ambassador delivered key note speech for the Iwami Kagura performance, which is a form of kagura (devotional dance/theatre) from the Iwami region, in western Shimane which began as a religious ritual, involving song and dance, performed in dedication to Shinto gods. The tradition has commonality with Indian ethos of victory of good over the evil. The performers, composed of members of the Iwami Kagura Tokyo Project impressed the audience with their performance of kagura based on the mythology of Hachiman, Ebisu and Susanoo-no-Mikoto. Closing remarks were delivered by Vice President, Discover India Club and Vote of Thanks was given by Mr Sanjeev Manchanda, FS (Eco). Ambassador was also interviewed by Shimane prefecture media on the connect between the Prefecture authorities and India and possibilities for future cooperation. A tourism promotion event was also held in the Multifunction Room at VCC showcasing the state of Madhya Pradesh, where the Gond Tribal Art paintings originate. The exhibition was held until September 24, 2022 for viewing by the public with prior registration. The composite event was jointly held by Embassy of India, Japan; Iwami Kagura Tokyo Project; Touch the Gond; and Discover India Club; as part of celebrations for #India-Japan @ 70 and Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador welcomed the Indian Archery delegation to Japan led by Hon’ble Member of Parliament of India, Shri Jamyang Tsering Namgyal (Ladakh Constituency).on 24/09/2022

H. E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, welcomed the Indian Archery delegation to Japan led by Hon’ble Member of Parliament of India, Shri Jamyang Tsering Namgyal (Ladakh Constituency). Ambassador Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma gave the opening remarks at the 1st Tokyo Olympic 2020 host town commemorative tournament India Cup in Kurobe. Indian Archery delegation led by Hon’ble Member of Parliament also took part in the training camp organized by Kurobe city with Embassy of India. The Archery event at Kurobe city showcased Indian culture to the students and residents of Kurobe city and Toyama prefecture with Yoga classes, Indian music and cuisine on display. India and Japan enjoy close cultural and people to people exchanges. India and Japan are also celebrating 70 year of establishment of diplomatic relations.

A special screening of the film version of "The Mahabharata: Chapter of Desire and Chapter of Tempest" directed by Hiroshi Koike under the aegis of KIKH Bridge Project-23-24/09/2022

A special screening of the film version of "The Mahabharata: Chapter of Desire and Chapter of Tempest" directed by Hiroshi Koike under the aegis of KIKH Bridge Project, was held at the VCC Auditorium, Embassy of India, on 23rd and 24th September, 2022 respectively. H.E. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, inaugurated the event emphasizing the long history of India-Japan friendship, rooted in spiritual affinity and strong cultural and civilizational ties. Ambassador also remarked that, "Mahabharata epitomizes the great heights of Indian consciousness, thereby representing the venerable culture of ancient India". Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi had met with Hiroshi Koike san during his visit to Japan in May 2022 and the meeting was featured in the 89th episode of PM's ''Mann ki Baat''. The film screenings, held as part of the celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India-Japan @70, took place over the course of two days, and was well-attended by members of the public, who also had an opportunity to interact with the Director after the screening on both the days. Mr Sanjeev Manchanda, First Secretary, delivered the Vote of Thanks on September 24. India and Japan enjoy close cultural and people to people exchanges. India and Japan are also celebrating 70 year of establishment of diplomatic relations

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited Tokyo. He participated in the State Funeral of former PM Shinzo Abe on 27/09/2022

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited Tokyo, Japan on 27th September, 2022. He participated in the State Funeral of former PM Shinzo Abe. Prime Minister met Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Kishida & extended his deepest condolences on the untimely demise of former PM Shinzo Abe. PM also held a bilateral meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Mr. Fumio Kishida, reaffirming commitment to further strengthening of India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership. Also had a useful exchange on further enhancing bilateral relations and working together towards realization of a free, open & inclusive IndoPacific. India had announced one-day national mourning on 09 July 2022 as a mark of respect to former PM Abe. The visit was an opportunity to honour his memory.

Mr. Thangam Thennarasu, Minister for Industries, Investment Promotion & Commerce of Tamil Nadu visited Japan from 28th September to 1st October, 2022.

Hon'ble Minister for Industries, Investment Promotion & Commerce, Government of Tamil Nadu Mr. Thangam Thennarasu visited Japan from 28th September to 1st October, 2022. To further bolster the business ties between Tamil Nadu and Japan, the Government of Tamil Nadu organized a seminar in Tokyo in association with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Embassy of India, Tokyo. Hon'ble Minister underlined the investment opportunities available in various emerging sectors in the State for Japanese companies to explore. During the seminar, senior JETRO representatives & Japanese businesses in TN shared their positive experiences of doing business in the State. Mr. Thangam Thennarasu & the Government of Tamil Nadu delegation also held a meeting with the Hon'ble Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade & Industry, Japan, Mr. Nagamine Makoto. The Tamil Nadu delegation led by Hon'ble Minister met Hon'ble Governor of Kanagawa Prefecture, Mr. Yūji Kuroiwa, and discussed Tamil Nadu's successful economic and trade ties with Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The delegation also participated in t an interaction with Indian Tamil Diaspora organised by Embassy of India in Japan and Tokyo Tamil Sangham during the visit. Ambassador Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma also addressed the gathering .

The celebration marking the 153rd Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was held at the Kudan Dojo of Nipponzan Myohoji on 2nd October 2022.

The celebration marking the 153rd Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was held at the Kudan Dojo of Nipponzan Myohoji on 2nd October 2022. The programme commenced with an offering of Ashram Prayer by the Buddhist monks . Shri Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India gave opening remarks in which he underlined Gandhi Ji's contribution to Indian Independence. This was followed by an interactive lecture by Dr Akira Hayashi of Hirosaki University titled "The Influence of Gandhi's Hind Swaraj on Japan". This was followed by a cultural performance by Ms Kazuko Yasunobu, VCC Odissi Teacher; and Ms Yuko Ishizuka of Studio Odissi, who performed an Odissi Dance of "Vaishnav Jan Te”. Students of India International School in Japan (IISJ) performed an Indian Prayer Song followed by a presentation on Gandhi Ji by students of Global Indian International School. The event was concluded with a vote of thanks by Smt. Kanika Aggarwal, Director, Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Tokyo. The programme was organised by VCC, Embassy of India, Japan in association with Japan Bharat Sarvodaya Mitrata Sangha. The significance of Mahatma Gandhi’s connection with Nipponzhan Myohoji lies in the fact that the “three monkeys” of Gandhiji were gifted to him by the Buddhist monk Venerable Nichidatsu Fuji, who was also the founder of Nipponzhan Myohoji Daisangha. Respectfully addressed as Fuji guru ji by Gandhiji, Ven Nichidatsu Fuji had visited Gandhiji in the Sewagram Ashram, Wardha in 1933.

Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, was the Guest of Honor at the 1st ''Durga Utsav'' held in Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture on 2nd October 2022

H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, was the Guest of Honor at the 1st ''Durga Utsav'' held in Kawaguchi City, Saitama Prefecture on 2nd October 2022 organised by the Bengali Indian Community of Japan (BICJ). The event was attended by representatives from Governor office of Saitama Prefecture, Mayor of Kawaguchi city and other dignitaries from the fields of business, culture, academia and the members of Indian Diaspora. H.E Ambassador Sanjay Kumar Verma also graced the auspicious Durga Puja event organized by Bengali Association, Tokyo, Japan. Both events showcased cultural programmes. Ambassador also released BATJ’s literary magazine “Anjali” and interacted with members of diaspora.

H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma met Mayor of Kitakyushu city, Mr Kenji Kitahashi, on 03/10/2022

H.E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma met Mayor of Kitakyushu city, Mr Kenji Kitahashi, and discussed economic cooperation between India and Japan and the role of companies from Kitakyushu in furthering economic ties. They also discussed cooperation in human resources and green economy. Ambassador Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma also visited the Submarine Cable Plant of OCC in Kitakyushu, producing cables for NEC. He was briefed on the progress of the two important projects of laying undersea cables, being implemented by NEC in India. Economic relations between India and Japan have vast potential for growth, given the obvious complementaries that exist between the two Asian economies. Japan's interest in India is increasing due to variety of reasons including India's big and growing market and its resources, especially the human resources.

Embassy of India, Tokyo in association with Ms Chisato Miura, Tridhara organised Odissi dance on 05/10/2022

Embassy of India, Tokyo in association with Ms Chisato Miura, Tridhara organised Odissi dance recital by Smitalaya group led by Smt Jhelum Paranjape at Nagoya International Centre, Nagoya. The ICCR sponsored group is presently touring & enthralling audiences in Japan. Indian dance, music, history and culture was showcase. India and Japan enjoy close cultural and people-to-people exchanges. The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India. Embassy of India has been organising a variety of cultural programmes and exchanges to celebrate this landmark year.

Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma delivered a lecture on “Significance of India Japan relationship in the current International Order” at Temple University Japan on October 06, 2022.

H.E. Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma delivered a lecture on “Significance of India Japan relationship in the current International Order” at Temple University Japan on October 06, 2022. He also interacted with the Indian students of the University separately. The lecture was forward by an interaction with the students of Temple University, Japan. Ambassador also met the Indian students community at the university separately, and interacted with the Dean of the University.

Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, Mr Kazuya Nakajo-06/10/2022

H. E. Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan, Mr Kazuya Nakajo EVP, JETRO, and the leadership of the Bangalore Chamber of Commerce and Industry inaugurate the Chamber’s first international office in Japan on 06 October 2022. India and Japan enjoy close cultural and people-to-people exchanges. The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India. Embassy of India has been organising a variety of cultural programme and exchanges to celebrate this landmark year. India and Japan established diplomatic relations on 28 April 2022.

Embassy of India hosted the 32nd Nakamura Hajime Eastern Prize Award Ceremony at the VCC Auditorium on Friday 7th October 2022.

Embassy of India hosted the 32nd Nakamura Hajime Eastern Prize Award Ceremony at the VCC Auditorium on Friday 7th October 2022. Professor Hajime Nakamura, one of the great authorities on Indian Philosophy and Buddhist Studies, was world-renowned for his comparative essay on Eastern civilizations. His scholarly achievements comprises of more than 170 monographs, both in Japanese and in Western languages, and over a thousand articles. The core of his work was largely focused on the Vedanta school. The Nakamura Hajime Institute, set up by him, is one of the premier institute of Japan excelling on Eastern studies and the Embassy has been hosting their annual award ceremony for the past couple of years.

Under the able mentor ship of Smt Kazuko Yasunobu, teacher of Odissi Dance at VCC,Tokyo; the students of VCC odissi dance classes on 09/10/2022

Under the able mentor ship of Smt Kazuko Yasunobu, teacher of Odissi Dance at VCC,Tokyo; the students of VCC odissi dance classes along with Ms Yuko Ishizuka and Ms Mio Aoki from Studio Odissi , Tokyo performed Sambalpuri dance at the World Festa , Yokohama on 9th October, 2022 which was organised to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of India- Japan diplomatic relations. Sambalpuri dance is a folkloric dance form which owes its origin to the western part of Odisha, particularly the erstwhile Sambalpur district of Odisha. This place is known for its sculpturisque Odissi dance form. Deriving its name from the presiding deity of 'Samalai', Sambalpur has a distinct cultural identity of its own.

Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, called on H.E. Mr. KONO Taro, Minister for Digital Transformation, on 11 October, 2022,

Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, called on H.E. Mr. KONO Taro, Minister for Digital Transformation, on 11 October, 2022, thanked for his deep interest in India Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership & discussed ways to enhance the partnership. Prime Minister Mr. ABE Shinzo paid an official visit to India in January 2014 during which he was the Chief Guest at the Republic Day celebrations (first ever Japanese PM to be the Chief Guest). PM Narendra Modi’s official visit to Japan in August-September 2014 for the Annual Summit meeting (his first bilateral visit outside India’s neighborhood) upgraded bilateral relations to ‘Special Strategic and Global Partnership’.

Padma Vibhushan award conferred upon H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe, former Prime Minister of Japan, was handed over to his wife Mrs. Akie Abe by Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma. on 11/10/2022

Padma Vibhushan award conferred upon H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe, former Prime Minister of Japan, was handed over to his wife Mrs. Akie Abe by Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma. Mr. Abe had assumed the leadership of both the Japan India Parliamentary Friendship League (JIPFL) and Japan India Association (JIA) in 2022, a reflection of his deep commitment to bolstering the India - Japan partnership. Ambassador Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma conveyed sincere condolences o the untimely demise of Mr. Shinzo Abe. On behalf of Government and people o India Ambassador also spoke above Mr, Abe’s immense contributions which elevated the India Japan relationships to the level of Special Strategic and Global Partnership.

Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma called on Speaker of the House of Representatives H.E. Mr. HOSODA Hiroyuki, on 11 October, 2022

Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma called on Speaker of the House of Representatives H.E. Mr. HOSODA Hiroyuki, on 11 October, 2022 and thanked for his guidance to further enhance Indian and Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership. Speaker HOSODA and Ambassador also discussed contributions of former Prime Minister Abe the the India-Japan Partnership including in the context of Indo-Pacific. They wished for continued success of the two countries “bilateral relatins’. India and Japan enjoy close cultural and people-to-people exchanges. The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India. Embassy of India has been organising a variety of cultural programmes and exchanges to celebrate this landmark year.

Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma participated in the Time to Act: Hydrogen Forum 2022

Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma participated in the Time to Act: Hydrogen Forum 2022 organized by Tokyo Government. Ambassador highlighted the initiatives taken by India including the launch of National Hydrogen Mission and future cooperation between India and Japan. Indo-Japan Science and Technology cooperation was formalized through Inter-Governmental Agreement signed in 1985 between Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan. India and Japan enjoy close cultural and people-to-people exchanges. The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India. Embassy of India has been organising a variety of cultural programmes and exchanges to celebrate this landmark year.

Embassy of India met Coir Board delegation led by Mr D Kuppuramu at the Indian pavillion at Gardex-2022,on 13/10/2022

Embassy of India met Coir Board delegation led by Mr D Kuppuramu at the Indian pavillion at Gardex-2022, Tokyo displaying a wide variety of Indian coir products - sustainable, eco-friendly, and high quality. Coir Board is a statutory body established by the Government of India Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises for the promotion and development of Coir Industry in India. India and Japan enjoy close cultural and people-to-people exchanges. The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India. Embassy of India has been organising a variety of cultural programmes and exchanges to celebrate this landmark year.

Embassy of India, Tokyo and Invest India jointly organized the ‘Sixth Session of the second edition of series of Virtual Pitching by Indian Startups’ on October 13th, 2022.

Embassy of India, Tokyo and Invest India jointly organized the ‘Sixth Session of the second edition of series of Virtual Pitching by Indian Startups’ on October 13th, 2022. In his opening remarks, Mr. Shishir Kothari, First Secretary (Trade), Embassy of India, Tokyo mentioned about the Indian Government’s initiatives and comprehensive policy framework for supporting India’s Start-up ecosystem and innovation: India-Japan Digital Partnership and the role collaboration can play in Startups. He highlighted the transformation that the healthcare sector is undergoing on account of technology adoption in reducing the cost of healthcare, accessibility of healthcare facilities, early diagnosis and effective treatment. Mr. Miyao Masahiro, Director, DX Promotion Team, Invest Japan Department, JETRO gave a special address regarding the experience of Japanese companies in India. He also highlighted the support extended by JETRO in finding local partners to negotiate with local authorities and navigating the regulatory frameworks. Mr. Gudipudi Krishna Sharma, Manager, Startup India made the closing remarks. 14 Indian startups in Health and Wellness sector pitched about their technological offerings before the Japanese stakeholders. The event was well received by representatives of Japanese corporations and Venture Capital firms.

Ms Kanika Aggarwal, Director, Vivekananda Cultural Centre, gave inaugural remarks at Diwali in Yokohama 2022 on 15/10/2022

Ms Kanika Aggarwal, Director, Vivekananda Cultural Centre, gave inaugural remarks at Diwali in Yokohama 2022 which was held in Yamashita Park, Yokohama. Dir (VCC) took part in the inaugural ceremony with local dignitaries including Mr Takeharu Yamanaka, Mayor of Yokohama City. The event featured a large variety of cultural performances such as Bharatanatyam, Bollywood dance, Kathak, Mohiniyattam, Odissi and Indian classical music. There were also numerous stalls for Indian cuisine, handicrafts and clothing.

4th meeting of Logistics Working Group under India-Japan Industrial Competitiveness Partnership held in Tokyo. on 17/10/2022

4th meeting of Logistics Working Group under India-Japan Industrial Competitiveness Partnership held in Tokyo. Useful discussions on how both countries can collaborate on Indian initiatives in augmenting logistics infrastructure, including PM-Gatishakti & National Logistics Policy. Logistics delegation from @Logistics_MOCI led by Mr S K Ahirwar interacted with leading Japanese logistics firms, @JETRO_India, JBIC and @METI_JPN on opportunities in Logistics sector of India. The delegation visited JR Freight terminal in #Tokyo and discussed issues faced in operating multi modal logistics park

Ambassador Sanjay Kumar Verma, on a visit to Assam, called on the Honorable Chief Minister to explore possibility of promoting the state in Japan. Turmeric, ginger, tea, spices, silk and bamboo products, on 18/10/2022

Ambassador Sanjay Kumar Verma, on a visit to Assam, called on the Honorable Chief Minister to explore possibility of promoting the state in Japan. Turmeric, ginger, tea, spices, silk and bamboo products, amongst many others, have great potential to find stakeholders in Japan. India and Japan established Diplomatic Relations in 1952. The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India. Both countries also enjoy close cultural ties and people-to-people exchanges. Embassy of India in Tokyo has been organising a variety of cultural programmes and exchanges to celebrate this landmark year.

Embassy of India, Tokyo in association with Japan Tea Association organized the 228th Indian Tea Seminar called "Chai-Varta" at the Embassy on 18th October, 2022.

Embassy of India, Tokyo in association with Japan Tea Association organized the 228th Indian Tea Seminar called "Chai-Varta" at the Embassy on 18th October, 2022.The Seminar series explored variety of tea preparations amalgamating India and Japan tea culture. India and Japan established Diplomatic Relations in 1952. The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India. Both countries also enjoy close cultural ties and people-to-people exchanges. Embassy of India in Tokyo has been organising a variety of cultural programmes and exchanges to celebrate this landmark year.

Delegation of Indian Textile companies led by CII Tamil Nadu explored ways of enhancing India Japan bilateral trade, investment, technology cooperation and sharing of best practices in the textiles sector. on 19/10/2022

Delegation of Indian Textile companies led by CII Tamil Nadu explored ways of enhancing India Japan bilateral trade, investment, technology cooperation and sharing of best practices in the textiles sector. India and Japan enjoy close cultural and people-to-people exchanges. The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India. Embassy of India has been organising a variety of cultural programmes and exchanges to celebrate this landmark year.

Embassy of India, Tokyo participated in Camplugged 2022 in Kanagawa prefecture organized by Me Byo Valley, Biotopia. 22-23/10/2022

Embassy of India, Tokyo participated in Camplugged 2022 in Kanagawa prefecture organized by Me Byo Valley, Biotopia. Beautiful display of fireworks, lights and candles lit up the valley. Mix of Indian- Japanese culture through Yoga, ayurveda, textiles and handicrafts was on display. The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India. Embassy of India has been organising a variety of cultural programmes and exchanges to celebrate this landmark year.

Ambassador Sanjay Kumar Verma paid farewell call on H. E. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Foreign Minister. on 27/10/2022

Ambassador Sanjay Kumar Verma paid farewell call on H. E. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Foreign Minister. Exchanged views on key bilateral developments in the past 4years of India-Japan special strategic and global partnership, and way forward in areas of mutual interest and concern. India and Japan established Diplomatic Relations in 1952. The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India. Both countries also enjoy close cultural ties and people-to-people exchanges. Embassy of India in Tokyo has been organising a variety of cultural programmes and exchanges to celebrate this landmark year.

Ambassador Sanjay Kumar Verma paid farewell call on former Prime Minister H.E. SUGA Yoshihide. on 27/10/2022

Ambassador Sanjay Kumar Verma paid farewell call on former Prime Minister H.E. SUGA Yoshihide. Both recalled developments in India Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership during past four years. Ambssador also recalled the contribution made by H.E. SUGA, who remains committed to engagement with India - bilaterally and through QUAD and Indo Pacific. India and Japan established Diplomatic Relations in 1952. The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India. Both countries also enjoy close cultural ties and people-to-people exchanges. Embassy of India in Tokyo has been organising a variety of cultural programmes and exchanges to celebrate this landmark year.

Embassy of India in Japan took the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Pledge on the occasion of Rashrtiya Ekta Diwas on 31/10/2022

Embassy of India in Japan took the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Pledge on the occasion of Rashrtiya Ekta Diwas celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Late Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. A virtual narration of "Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel - A Supreme Leader with Exemplary Qualities" by Dr Shobhana Radhakrishna to commemorate the National Unity Day & the 147th Birth Anniversary of Sardar Patel was was released on the occassion. The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India. Embassy of India has been organising a variety of cultural programmes and exchanges to celebrate this landmark year.

Ambassador-designate H.E Shri Sibi George and Madam Joice Sibi on their arrival in Japan, offers respect and floral tributes to statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Suginami Ward Library on 06/11/2022

Ambassador-designate H.E Shri Sibi George and Madam Joice Sibi on their arrival in Japan, offers respect and floral tributes to statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Suginami Ward Library. H.E. Shri Sibi George is Ambassador Designate of India to Japan. He has previously served as Ambassador of India to Kuwait, Switzerland, the Holy See (Vatican City) as well as the Principality of Liechtenstein. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1993. In 2014, the Goverment of India conferred on him the S. K. Singh Award for Excellence in Indian Foreign Service. This award was conferred upon him for his work during his posting as Deputy Chief of Mission to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Shri Sibi George welcomed the delegation led by Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries, India Mr Arun Goel to Japan0n 07/11/2022

Ambassador H. E. Shri Sibi George welcomed the delegation led by Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries, India Mr Arun Goel to Japan Insightful discussions on initiatives launched in India to promote ease of doing business, including the Production Linked Incentive Schemes and opportunities for investments in the manufacturing sector in India. Mr Arun Goel, Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries, Government of India held consultations with Mr Todaka Hideshi, Senior Deputy Director General , Minisry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Japan. Discussion held on major initiatives of the Government to attract investments in manufacturing sector in India. Views were also exchanged on Japan’s investment in Production Linked Incentive Schemes, and benefits of Industrial competitiveness partnership- Automative, capital goods, capacity building, supply chain.

Shri Sibi George, Ambassador-designate presented copy of credentials to H. E. Mr. Takeo Mori, Vice Minister, at MOFA on 07/11/2022.

H. E. Shri Sibi George, Ambassador-designate presented copy of credentials to H. E. Mr. Takeo Mori, Vice Minister, at MOFA . They also exchanged views on international issues of mutual interest, and on India-Japan special strategic and global partnership. Ambassador-Designate H. E. Shri Sibi George also met Mr. Shimada Takehiro, Chief of Protocol at MOFA, on assuming charge of office. India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership as well as the shared vision of India and Japan for a peaceful, stable, and prosperous Indo-Pacific was the focus of discussions. Discussions were also held on ways to further promote cultural and people-to-people ties.

553rd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji was held at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre,Embassy of India,Tokyo 0n 11/11/2022

An event commemorating the 553rd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji was held at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre,Embassy of India,Tokyo. HE Shri Sibi George,Ambassador-designate and Smt Joyce George graced the event with their august presence.The celebrations were held in collaboration with the NPO Nanak Darbaar ,Tokyo . Large number of devotees -Indians and Japanese attended the event which included Bhajan ,Kirtan and Guru ka Langar . A video documentary on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Dev Ji was also screened. The welcome remarks were given by Sh Manmohan Singh , chairperson ,Nanak Darbar . HE Shri Sibi George , Ambassador-designate ; gave remarks highlighting the importance of the teachings and the messages conveyed by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Sh Mayank Joshi, DCM,EoI,Tokyo and Smt Kanika Aggarwal, Director,Vivekananda Cultural Centre,EoI,Tokyo were also present.

The 104th Remembrance Day ceremony was held at the Commonwealth War Cemetery Hodogaya, Yokohama on 13 November 2022.

As part of ''Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'' and ''India-Japan@70'' celebrations. The 104th Remembrance Day ceremony was held at the Commonwealth War Cemetery Hodogaya, Yokohama on 13 November 2022. Ambassador-designate H. E. Shri Sibi George participated in the solemn ceremony to remember the sacrifice made by military personnel who died in various conflicts. After placing wreaths on the memorial of all fallen soldiers at the Memorial, Ambassador also laid wreath on the memorial for Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the two World Wars. The ceremony was a multi-denominational service held on the main grounds in front of the British Cross of Sacrifice. Commonwealth civic organisations, Veteran and POW societies as well as the Embassies and Armed forces of Commonwealth Nations was represented. Members of the public were welcome to attend.

H.E. Shri Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan and Madam Joice Sibi visited INS Shivalik at Yokosuka. on 15/11/2022

H.E. Shri Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan and Madam Joice Sibi visited INS Shivalik at Yokosuka. INS Shivalik and INS Kamorta made port call at Yokosuka on completion of Sea Phase of Exercise Malabar. Ambassador had discussions with Rear Admiral Sanjay Bhalla, NM, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet and also interacted with officers and crew of INS Shivalik during the tour of the ship. INS Shivalik & INS Kamorta led by RAdm Sanjay Bhalla #FOCEF at the International Fleet Review by JMSDF at Yokosuka, Japan, saluted the Prime Minister of Japan Mr Fumio Kishida embarked onboard JS Izumo with Japanese martial music & Saare Jahan Se Achha playing in the background.

“Glimpses of Indo-Japan Partnership Seminar” and Matchmaking Expo organized by Automotive Component Manufacturers Association on 16/11/2022

“Glimpses of Indo-Japan Partnership Seminar” and Matchmaking Expo organized by Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (HE. Shri Sibi George Ambassador of India to Japan delivered the keynote address at the) Overwhelming response from Japaneses companies at the Seminar and Expo was seen. The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) is the apex body representing the interest of the Indian Auto Component Industry for over 6 decades. Its membership of over 850 manufacturers contributes to more than 85 per cent of the auto component industry’s turnover of over USD 57 Billion with exports of over USD 19 Billion

Embassy of India, Japan organized an interaction with representatives from Taiyo Pacific Partners and presented the economic opportunities for investment in India on 17/11/2022

Embassy of India, Japan organized an interaction with representatives from Taiyo Pacific Partners and presented the economic opportunities for investment in India. Areas such as FPI/FDI, capital investment, credit markets, growth equity, insurance were also discussed. Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sibi George highlighted the need to create opportunities for utilizing India’s economic development and growth momentum. He further stated that Economic relationship between India and Japan has vast potential for growth, given the obvious complementarities that exist between the two economies and signing of the historic India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and its implementation from August 2011 has accelerated bilateral economic and commercial relations.

H.E Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sibi George interacted with the Indian Diaspora.on 18/11/2022

H.E Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sibi George interacted with the Indian Diaspora. Ambassador highlighted role of diaspora in SpecialStrategicandGlobalPartnersship & India’s G20 chairmanship. He encouraged diaspora members participate in the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 2023 and invited suggestions. Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is Celebrate on 9th January by the Government of India to mark contribution of the overseas Indian Community towards development of India. The day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai on 9th January, 1915. The occasion is marked by special programs to recognise the contributions of NRI/PIO individuals of exceptional merit, felicitate NRI/PIO individuals who have made exceptional contributions in their chosen field/profession (Pravasi Bhartiya Samman) and provide a forum to discuss issues and concerns of people of the diaspora.

Shri Sibi George, delivered a keynote address at the symposium on “Frontiers of Materials, Life and Earth Sciences and beyond,” organized by Indian Scientists Association in Japan (ISAJ) at the Embassy of India Auditorium in Tokyo on 18 November, 2022.

H.E. Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sibi George, delivered a keynote address at the symposium on “Frontiers of Materials, Life and Earth Sciences and beyond,” organized by Indian Scientists Association in Japan (ISAJ) at the Embassy of India Auditorium in Tokyo on 18 November, 2022. Wide-ranging discussions dealing with the latest topics of science and technology, and a poster competition were held at the event. The ISAJ Symposium, an annual multidisciplinary symposium, was organized by the ISAJ to showcase the scientific work being done by Indian researchers as well as their Japanese and other peers. This year’s symposium highlighted recent advancements and achievements across various branches of science and technology.

Embassy of India organized a book event titled “Mishrana” at Embassy of India 0n 22/11/2022

Ikebana Hyderabad Chapter and Embassy of India organized a book event titled “Mishrana” at the VCC Auditorium. The book event was inaugurated by Madame Yuko Hayashi, Spouse of Foreign Minister of Japan, Ambassador Shri Sibi George, Madam Joice Sibi, Mrs Miyoko Watanabe, President of Ikebana International Tokyo Founding Chapter, Mrs Kanika Aggarwal, Director, Vivekananda Cultural Centre ,Tokyo and Ms. Rekha Reddy, Ikebana Hyderabad Chapter. The event was attended by Indian and Japanese enthusiasts of Ikebana.The book has been authored by Indian artists of Ikebana, from the Ikebana Hyderabad Chapter. It features a soulful blending of Indian Culinary art with the Japanese Ikebana art. The event was held as a commemoration of the confluence of 70 years of India-Japan Diplomatic Relations and 75 years of Indian Independence.

An Odisha Festival held on 23 November,2022 at the, Embassy of India,Tokyo. on 23/11/2022

As part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and ''India-Japan@70'' celebrations, an Odisha Festival was held on 23 November,2022 at the Vivekananda Cultural center, Embassy of India,Tokyo. Ambassador of India to Japan, H.E. Shri Sibi George inaugurated the event and addressed the gathering. Ms Kanika Aggarwal, Director,Vivekananda Cultural Centre, was also present. The festival featured a mesmerizing cultural program including Odissi and Sambhalpuri dance performances by renowned Japanese Odissi dancer Ms. Kazuko Yasunobu and team. An audio- visual presentation on the economic and cultural facets of Odisha was made during the festival. The festival received an overwhelming response from Japanese friends of India.

To commemorate the heroism of Lachit Borphukan, the legendary war hero of Assam, his 400th birth anniversary was celebrated at the Embassy of India,Tokyo on 24/11/2022

To commemorate the heroism of Lachit Borphukan, the legendary war hero of Assam, his 400th birth anniversary was celebrated at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre ,Embassy of India,Tokyo by paying homage to the legend and remembering his indomitable spirit and leadership. H.E. Shri Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan, paid respects along with several Indian and Japanese members of the public. Lachit Borphukan was the youngest son of Momai Tamuli Borbarua, the first Borbarua of upper-Assam and Commander-in-Chief of the Ahom army under King Pratap Singha. His heroies durig the Battle of Saraighat in 1671 against the mighty Mughal Army one part of Assames legend. Due to his valow, Maugham Army could not conquer the Ahom Kingdom.

AmbassadorH.E. Shri Sibi George met Mr Toshihiro Suzuki, President of Suzuki on 24/11/2022

As part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and ''India-Japan@70'' celebrations, Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George met Mr Toshihiro Suzuki, President of Suzuki. Discussed Suzuki’s longstanding engagement and new opportunities and investments in India, including in Automative, R&D, battery, EV sectors. Suzuki has ben part of India’s growth story for many a decedes, celebrating 40 years of its presences in India this year. The number of Japanese companies registered in India stands at more than 1460. Similarly, number of Indian companies operating in Japan is also increasing, with the number now over 100. Japanese in India. Japan is a strong partner of India in the economic domain and its investments are increasing significantly.

, Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sibi George met Mr Hiromichi Kakihara, President & CEO of Tata Consultancy Services, Japan on 25 November, 2022

On 25 November, 2022, Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sibi George met Mr Hiromichi Kakihara, President & CEO of Tata Consultancy Services, Japan. Discussed operatins of TCS Japan and their Japan-Centric Delivery Model. In Japan, Tata Consultancy Services became the first Indian IT service company to enter Japan in 1987. In 2004, Tata Consultancy Services Japan Co. Ltd. was established as a Japanese corporation, and in 2014, IT Frontier Co. Ltd., Tata Consultancy Services Japan Co. Ltd., and Japan TCS Solution Center Co. Ltd. were integrated to form Japan. Tata Consultancy Services Co. Ltd. was established.

Commemoration of the 73rd National Constitution Day @ Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Tokyo on 26th November 2022 was attended by officers and officials of the Embassy of India,

Commemoration of the 73rd National Constitution Day @ Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Tokyo on 26th November 2022 was attended by officers and officials of the Embassy of India, Tokyo and several members of the Indian Diaspora in Tokyo. H.E. Shri Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan, addressed the gathering and read the preamble of the Constitution. In his address, H.E. Shri Sibi George addressed that it is the solemn duty of every Indian to uphold the spirit and ideals of the Constitution. He also remembered the martyrs of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and a one minute silence was observed as a mark of respect. The event also included a Bharatnatyam performance on “Vande Matram” by a renowned Japanese artist Ms. Kazuko Yasunobu. On 25th November, school students from various indian schools in Japan took participated in the Constitution Day Celeberations. H.E. Shri Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan addressed the students. In his address, the Ambassador highlighted the significant message conveyed by each word of the “Preamble to the Indian Constitution”. The students read out the Preamble with H.E. Shri Sibi George and also participated in a quiz on the Constitution of India. A photo exhibition on the Indian constitution was organised. Besides, a movie on the “ making and the essence of the Indian constitution” was also screened.

Mr. Prakash Gupta, Joint Secretary (UNP), Ministry of External Affairs, held consultations on UN related issues with Japan delegation led by Mr. ICHIKAWA Keiichi, Director General, Foreign Policy Bureau, MOFA, ON 26/11/2022

As part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and ''India-Japan@70'' celebrations, delegation led by Mr. Prakash Gupta, Joint Secretary, United Nations Policy Division, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi and Shri Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission, held consultations on UN related issues with Japan delegation led by Mr. ICHIKAWA Keiichi, Director General, Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affaris, Government of Japan. In the first decade after diplomatic ties were established, several high-level exchanges took place, including visits to India by Japanese Prime Minister Mr. KISHI Nobusuke, Crown Prince AKIHITO and Crown Princess Michiko, and visits to Japan by former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and President Dr. Rajendra Prasad. India-Japan relations were elevated to ‘Global Partnership’ in 2000, ‘Strategic and Global Partnership’ in 2006, and ‘Special Strategic and Global Partnership’ in 2014.

Embassy of India, Tokyo in association with Kerala Startup Mission organized the India-Japan pitching event for Startups from Kerala on November 28, 2022.

Embassy of India, Tokyo in association with Kerala Startup Mission organized the India-Japan pitching event for Startups from Kerala on November 28, 2022. In his opening remarks, Mr. Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Tokyo discussed the Indian Government’s initiatives and comprehensive policy framework for supporting India’s Start-up ecosystem and innovation; India-Japan Digital Partnership and the role collaboration can play in Startups. He highlighted the significance of adopting latest technology and digital transformation. Five startups from Kerala in Cyber Forensics, Fintech, Cognitive solutions, Software and Healthcare manufacturing sectors pitched about their technological offerings before the Japanese stakeholders. The event was well received by representatives of Japanese corporations and Venture Capital firms. Indian startups offer tremendous opportunities that can be leveraged by Japanese companies.

H.E. Shri Sibi George met Komei Koho party leader H.E. Mr. Yamaguchi Natsuo 0n 30/11/2022

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George met Komei Koho party leader H.E. Mr. Yamaguchi Natsuo and held discussions on building stronger bilateral relationship between India and Japan. Shri Mayank Joshi was also present during the meeting.  India and Japan share ‘Special Strategic and Global Partnership’ and friendship between the two countries has a long history rooted in spiritual affinity and strong cultural and civipzational ties. Japan is the largest bilateral donor to India. Japanese ODA supports India’s efforts for accelerated economic development particularly in priority areas like power, transportation, environmental projects and projects related to basic human needs.

The “Mithila Exhibition” was inaugurated by the Ambassador,HE Shri Sibi George, on 1st December 2022

The “Mithila Exhibition” was inaugurated by the Ambassador of India to Japan HE Shri Sibi George, on 1st December 2022 at Tokamachi, Niigata prefecture. A marvellous collection of authentic Mithila, Warli and Gond paintings and Terracota Art are on display. All these Art forms have their roots and origin in the timeless traditions and culture of India. The inaugural ceremony was also attended by Smt Joice Sibi, spouse of ambassador, Mr Tokio Hasegawa, representative of the NPO Society to Promote India-Japan Cultural Relations, Sh Yoshifumi Sekiguchi, Mayor of Tokamachi and Ms Kanika Aggarwal, Director, Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Tokyo. The exhibition saw an enthusiastic response from the residents of the Niigata prefecture. The exhibition is a commemoration of the 70 Glorious years of India- Japan diplomatic relations and 75 years of Indian Independence.

Shri Sibi George met Liberal Democratic Party Vice President Mr. Taro Aso and discussed the strategic significance of India Japan partnership. on 2/12/2022

H.E. Shri Sibi George met Liberal Democratic Party Vice President Mr. Taro Aso and discussed the strategic significance of India Japan partnership. Ambassador also shared India’s G20 priorities with him. India and Japan ‘Special Strategic and Global Partnership’ as well as the shared vision of India and Japan for a peaceful, stable, and prosperous Indo-Pacific was the focus of discussions. Discussions were also held on ways to further promote cultural and people-to-people ties. The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic relations between India and Japan. The embassy of India has been organising a variety of programmes and exchanges of celebrating this landmark year.

Shri Sibi George addressed friends of India at a welcome event jointly organised by Indian Commerce and Industry Association Japan, on 2/12/2022

H.E. Shri Sibi George met Liberal Democratic Party Vice President Mr. Taro Aso and discussed the strategic significance of India Japan partnership. Ambassador also shared India’s G20 priorities with him. India and Japan ‘Special Strategic and Global Partnership’ as well as the shared vision of India and Japan for a peaceful, stable, and prosperous Indo-Pacific was the focus of discussions. Discussions were also held on ways to further promote cultural and people-to-people ties. The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic relations between India and Japan. The embassy of India has been organising a variety of programmes and exchanges of celebrating this landmark year.

,H.E. Shri Sibi George inaugurated a photo exhibition at the Embassy of India ,Tokyo. Poster Making and Essay Writing competitions were organised by VCC Tokyo

On the occasion of the Indian Navy Day on 4th December ,H.E. Shri Sibi George inaugurated a photo exhibition at the Embassy of India ,Tokyo. Poster Making and Essay Writing competitions were organised by VCC Tokyo as a part of the celebrations. Navy Dayin India is celebrated on 4 December every year to recognize the achievements and role of the Indian Navy to the country. 4 December was chosen as on that day in 1971, during Operation Trident, the Indian Navy sank four Pakistani vessels including PNS Khaibar, killing hundreds of Pakistani Navy personnel. On this day, those killed in the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971 are also remembered.

Shri Sibi George met the Business Leaders and a CEO delegation from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) on 05/12/2022

Ambassador Shri Sibi George met the Business Leaders and a CEO delegation from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to discuss ways to strengthen economic ties between India and Japan. The CEOs, from leading Indian companies in various sectors, discussed opportunities for collaboration in areas such as technology, semiconductors, manufacturing, SMEs and infrastructure development. Japan is regarded as a key partner in India’s Economic transformation. In the recent past, the India-japan relationship has transformed into a partnership of great substance and purpose. Japan’s interest in India is increasing due to a variety of reasons including India’s large and growing market and its resources, especially human resources.

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sebi George called on former Prime Minister of Japan H.E. Mr Yoshihide Suga on 5th December 2022.

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sebi George called on former Prime Minister of Japan H.E. Mr Yoshihide Suga on 5th December 2022. Both exchanged views on enhancing India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership, including strengthening economic, digital, people to people cooperation.. The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic relations between India and Japan. Embassy of India has been organising a variety of progammes and exchanges to celebrate the landmark year.

H.E. Shri Sibi George met Dr Mori Masafumi, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan. 06/12/2022

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India Japan @ 70, Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George met Dr Mori Masafumi, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan. Held detailed discussions on India-Japan partnerships in infrastructure development, High Speed Rail project, enhancing investments and B2B collaborations. Presently, six Metro Rail projects (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai) are being implemented with technical and financial support from Government of Japan. JICA has extended ODA to develop these Metro systems and redesign the urban landscape through green transportation systems. Propulsion and control systems are also suppped by Japanese manufacturing companies with their base in India.

H.E. Shri Sibi George met Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs H.E YAMADA Shigeo on 06/12/2022

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India Japan @ 70, Ambassador of India H.E. Shri Sibi George met Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs H.E YAMADA Shigeo and held wide ranging discussions on India-Japan partnership. They also discussed ways to strengthen co-operation in various multilateral organizations. Japan is regaded as a key partner in India’s Economic transformation. In the recent past, the India-japan relationship has transformed to a partnership of great substance and purpose. The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic relations between India and Japan. Embassy of India has been organising a variety of progammes and exchanges to celebrate the landmark year.

On the occasion of Maha Parinirvana Day, a ceremony was held at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre,Embassy of India, Tokyo. on 06/12/2022

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India Japan @ 70, On the occasion of Maha Parinirvana Day, a ceremony was held at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre,Embassy of India, Tokyo. An emotional tribute was paid to Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, by the officers and officials of the Embassy of India Tokyo and the members of the Indian Diaspora in Japan. HE Shri Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan paid floral tributes. Dr BR Ambedkar is reverred as the Architect of Modern India , architect of the Indian constitution and a social reformer who worked relentlessly for the underprivileged !

Shri Sibi George and DG, Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry along with participating dignitaries, launched CII Compendium of 70 Successful Stories of Business Collaboration on 06/12/2022

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India Japan @ 70,Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George and DG, Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry along with participating dignitaries, launched CII Compendium of 70 Successful Stories of Business Collaboration commemorating India-Japan 70 years relations. Productive discussions and interactions with Japanese companies at the Confederation of Indian Industry(CII) business conference ‘India-Japan@75: Realizing the ¥ 5 Trillion Partnership in Next Five Years. The Conference highlighted opportunities in trade and investments, partnerships for hi-tech manufacturing, emerging technologies, and collaborations for resilient supply chains. Japan is regaded as a key partner in India’s Economic transformation. In the recent past, the India-japan relationship has transformed to a partnership of great substance and purpose.

Shri Sibi George called on HE Mr HAMADA Yasukazu, Minister of Defence, Japan on Dec 7, 2022

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India Japan @ 70,Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George called on HE Mr HAMADA Yasukazu, Minister of Defence, Japan on Dec 7. Various aspects of Defence cooperation between the two countries were discussed during the interaction. India-Japan Defence and Security partnership forms an integral pillar of bilateral ties. India-Japan defence exchanges have gained strength in recent years due to growing convergence on strategic matters and its significance is growing from the common outlook on issues of peace, security and stability of the Indo-Pacific Region.

Shri Sibi Georg, Ambassador of India to Japan, inaugurated the “Yoga Session with the Parliamentary League of Yoga" at the House of Councilors,Tokyo on 8th December 2022.

To commemorate the 70 years of diplomatic relations between India and Japan, HE Shri Sibi Georg, Ambassador of India to Japan, inaugurated the “Yoga Session with the Parliamentary League of Yoga" at the House of Councilors,Tokyo on 8th December 2022.The session was attended by distinguished personalities including H.E. Mr Hakubun Shimomura, Chairman, Parliamentary League for the Promotion of Yoga & Member of the House of Representatives; Ms World Japan Contestants and various Yoga experts from Japan. Sh Mayank Joshi, DCM and Smt Kanika Aggarwal, Director, VCC were also present. The yoga session at the Japanese Parliament is the true testimony to the eternal glorious friendship between India and Japan.

Embassy of India organised a seminar on “Opportunities in India energy sector on 08/12/2022

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India Japan @ 70, Embassy of India, Tokyo with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. and Mori Hamada & Matsumoto organized a seminar on “Opportunities in India energy sector, Overview of regulatory and dispute resolution aspects in India and the recent developments in Japan-India relations” Japanese companies in energy sector participated to explore collaboration and investment opportunities in India as we work towards a brighter, more sustainable future! In May 2018, the 2nd Japan-India Government-Private Workshop for Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency was held for implementing the Japan-India Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Cooperation Plan.

Shri Sibi Georg met Mr. Yoji Taguchi, CMD, Mitsubishi Corporation, India on 10/12/2022

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India Japan @ 70, Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi Georg met Mr. Yoji Taguchi, CMD, Mitsubishi Corporation, India and discussed Mitsubishi's existing investments across a range of sectors in India and plans for further expansion. Japanese outward FDI to India in FY 2020-21 and FY 2021-22 stood at US$ 1.95 billion and US$ 1.49 billion respectively. Cumulatively, from 2000 until June 2022, the investments to India have been around US$ 37.79 billion ranking Japan fifth among source countries for FDI. In recent years, Japanese FDI into India has mainly been in electrical equipment, general machinery, chemicals & pharmaceuticals, financial & insurance, construction, transportation, wholesale & retail and services sectors.

Shri Sibi George visited Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT),Tokyo on 12/12/2022

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India Japan @ 70, Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George visited Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT),Tokyo and addressed the participants of advanced Project Based Learning (aPBL). He also met Chairman Mr. Takeo Suzumi, SIT and discussed strategies to deepen India’s engagement with Japanese Universities. A Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in the field of Education was signed in 2015 to encourage the development of contacts and cooperation between the educational institutions of the two countries and possible support for exchange of aspiring students between the two countries. There are over 600 academic and research partnerships (including student exchanges) between the universities/institutes of Japan and  universities / institutions of India.

The Yoga Shivir held at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India Japan,Tokyo, on 12/12/2022

The Yoga Shivir held at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India Japan,Tokyo, received an encouraging response and feedback from the Yoga enthusiasts in Japan. The camp commenced with an interaction between Smt Kanika Aggarwal ,Director,VCC and the participants . The demonstrations were conducted by Dr Sanjay Sharma, Teacher of Indian Culture at VCC. The session included a talk on yoga a practical session and an open house. The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic relations between India and Japan. Embassy of India has been organising variety of programmes and and exchanges of celebrate this landmark year.

Uttar Pradesh Investment Roadshow was organized in Tokyo. Ambassador of India H.E. Shri Sibi George delivered the keynote address during the roadshow on 14/12/2022

Uttar Pradesh Investment Roadshow was organized in Tokyo. Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George delivered the keynote address during the roadshow.  A delegation from Uttar Pradesh led by Shri Jaiveer Singh, Hon'ble Minister, of Tourism and Culture and Shri Ashish Patel, Hon'ble Minister, of Technical Education, Consumer Protection, Weights and Measures is visiting Japan from 13th - 18th December 2022 to explore investment opportunities in the state. During the roadshow, the Hon'ble Ministers spoke about investment opportunities in UP and invited Japanese companies to participate in UP Global Investors Summit in February 2023.

Remembering Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Iron man of India, on his 72nd death anniversary on 15/12/2022 at Embassy of India Japan,Tokyo on

Remembering Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Iron man of India, on his 72nd death anniversary, at Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India Japan,Tokyo. Remembrance day was attended by officers and officials of the Embassy of India, Tokyo and several members of the Indian Diaspora in Tokyo. Vallabhbhai Patel was an Indian lawyer, influential political leader, barrister and statesman who served as the first Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister of India from 1947 to 1950. He was a senior leader of the Indian National Congress, who played a leading role in the country's struggle for independence, guiding its integration into a united, independent nation. In India and elsewhere, he was often called Sardar, meaning "chief" in  Hindi Urdu, Bengali and Persian. He acted as the Home Minister during the political integration of India and the Indo-Pakistan War of 1947.

Embassy of India, Uttar Pradesh Association and Indian community in Japan welcomed the delegation from the state of Uttar Pradesh on 15/12/2022

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India Japan @70, Embassy of India, Uttar Pradesh Association and Indian community in Japan welcomed the delegation from the state of Uttar Pradesh led by Hon’ble Minister for Tourism & Culture Shri Jaiveer Singh and Hon’ble Minister for Techinical Education, Consumer Protection, Weights and Measures Shri Ashish Patel. There is asizeable number of Indian diaspora belonging to Uttar Pradesh in Japan. The Association is working towards promoting the culture of Uttar Pradesh in Japan and India's unity in diversity. The Uttar Pradesh Association has been actively participating in the activities of the Mission.

StartupIndia organized the final session of online pitching event for Indian startups on "space sector". on 15/12/2022

As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India-Japan @70, Embassy of India, Tokyo in cooperation with StartupIndia organized the final session of online pitching event for Indian startups on "space sector". The event saw presentation by 6 Indian startups before Japanese investors and companies. The Mission with the support of JETRO and Startup India has been organising regular pitching  sessions for Indian startups to pitch their innovations to the Japanese VC Funds  in virtual mode since last two years. The initiative has generated a lot of traction. In June 2019 Japan collaborated with India to launch a $187 millon fund-of-funds for Indian tech startups.

Shri Sibi George met H.E. TAKAICHI Sanae, Minister in-charge of Economic Security, Science and Technology and Space. 0n 16/12/2022

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India Japan @70, Ambassador Shri Sibi George met H.E. TAKAICHI Sanae, Minister in-charge of Economic Security, Science and Technology and Space. They discussed extensively about strategic co-operation between India and Japan in these important areas. India and Japan have immense potential for cooperation in S&T, including Ayurveda. Japan is a pioneer in various new and emerging technologies, research and development, medicine APIs, herbal medicines, and on the other hand, India can proudly speak of its ancient knowledge in medicines, STEM talent, and start-up culture with the potential to build bridges between medicine, health and well being and technological innovation and the market space.

Shri Sibi George launched Swagatam India - a series of seminars on tourism promotion to India, on 16/12/2022

Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Shri Sibi George launched Swagatam India - a series of seminars on tourism promotion to India, First Seminar organized by Embassy of India, Tokyo and attended by Indian Tour Operator Committee (ITOC), Japan Tourism Agency (JTA), India Tourism Office in Tokyo & travel agents to promote India as a tourist destination and also the benefits of millets. The participants were treated to a delicious snack made from ragi! Millets are a sustainable, nutritious alternative to traditional grains!

Bihar Festival was organised at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre,Embassy of India Japan,Tokyo on 16/12/ 2022.

Celebrating the “ Diversity of India“ series of events ,  Bihar Festival was organised at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre,Embassy of India Japan,Tokyo on 16 Dec 2022. The event showcased a captivating exhibition of the various arts and handicrafts of Bihar and several folk dance performances symbolising the culture and traditions of Bihar. HE Shri Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan addressed the gathering and urged the Indian diaspora to further strengthen the India- Japan Global Strategic Partnership. HE also urged the people of Japan to explore the avenues and potential that Bihar has, to offer. Bihar is a state in eastern India, which was the 2nd largest state by population in 2019, 12th largest by area , and 14th largest by GDP in 2021. In Ancient and Classical India, the area that is now Bihar was considered the centre of political and cultural power and as a haven of learning. From Magadha arose India's first empire, the Maurya empire, as well as one of the world's most widely adhered-to religions: Buddhism.

Embassy of India and JETRO organized a seminar on "India Shift: How Japanese companies can leverage Indian technology and talent". on 19/12/2022

As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India-Japan @70, Embassy of India and JETRO organized a seminar on "India Shift: How Japanese companies can leverage Indian technology and talent". The event also featured a panel discussion among Japanese IT companies that have a presence in India. The discussions highlighted the fast growing technology and innovation ecosystem in India. Mr. Kazuya Nakajo, Executive Vice President delivered the keynote address during the event. The Mission has been working extensively with Japanese stakeholders like JETRO to promote closer business ties between the two countries.

Shri Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan met Ms. OGAWA Hiroko, CEO of Brook's Co Ltd and Biotopia. 19/12/2022

H.E. Shri Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan met Ms. OGAWA Hiroko, CEO of Brook's Co Ltd and Biotopia. They discussed the concept of Me-byo and ways to promote Yoga and Ayurveda in Japan. Brook's Co Ltd is promoting Indian products like tea and coffee in Japan and has also supported the Mission in showcasing the diverse Indian culture to Japanese pblic by holding India Day events in Biotopia. Kanagawa Prefecture where the company is located has signed an MoC with the Ministry of AYUSH. Yoga and Ayurveda are two interrelated branches of the same great tree of Vedic knowledge that encompasses all human life and the entire universe. As Ayurveda and Yoga are interrelated, they together encompass healing disciplines in the body. On the one hand, Ayurveda rejuvenates the body; on the other, Yoga deals with the purification of mind and consciousness.

Shri Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan met Mr. TANI Koichi, Minister in charge of Building National Resilience and Disaster Management. on 20/12/2022

H.E. Shri Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan met Mr. TANI Koichi, Minister in charge of Building National Resilience and Disaster Management. They discussed deepening India-Japan co-operation in the field of disaster management and national resilience.  Government of India and the Government of Japan has signed Memorandum of Cooperation aiming to develop cooperation between the two countries in the field of disaster risk reduction on the occasion of Prime Minister Abe’s visit to India in 2017. Both sides have been holding regular consultations and workshops in order to exchange information on policy and measures on disaster risk reduction and to enhance cooperation in this critical field. India and Japan are celebrating the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations this year. Over the course of these seven decades, this partnership has become stronger. It has transformed into a ‘Special Strategic and Global Partnership’. Japan today is one of India’s most trusted and valued partners.

Embassy of India, in association with JITCO, organized a hybrid event to promote awareness on 21/12/2022of Indian Human Resources in Japan. on

As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India-Japan @70, Embassy of India, in association with JITCO, organized a hybrid event to promote awareness of Indian Human Resources in Japan. The event focused on mechanisms to facilitate movement of Indian skilled and semi skilled workers to Japan under the framework of TITP and SSW,The seminar also featured experience sharing and presentations by sending organizations and Indian workers working in Japan. India and Japan also cooperate under Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP) and "Specified Skilled Worker" (SSW) initiative of Japan. In January 2022, Japan initiated implementation of language and skill test for ‘nursing care’ category at a test centre in Gurugram.

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George, met Mr Nobuhiko Sasaki, Chairman, Japan External Japan External Trade Organization ( JETRO) on 22/12/2022

As part of the India Japan @70, Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George, met Mr Nobuhiko Sasaki, Chairman, Japan External Japan External Trade Organization ( JETRO) talked about increasing interest of Japanese companies in expanding their presence in India and discussed ways to further promote trade and investment ties between India and Japan. The number of Japanese companies registered in India are 1439 as of June, 2022 with manufacturing firms accounting for half the total, according to the latest joint survey by the Embassy of Japan in India and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). Similarly, more than 100 Indian companies are working in Japan.  The Mission has been working closely with JETRO to promote India-Japan business ties.

Shri Sibi George, met Mr. Yuichiro Tamaki President of the National Democratic Party on 22/12/2022

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George, met Mr. Yuichiro Tamaki President of the National Democratic Party for the People and held discussions on the multifaceted partnership between India and Japan. India and Japan have historically enjoyed close and friendly relations which have evolved into a Special Strategic and Global Partnership, that is based on shared values and people to people linkages. India-Japan relations were elevated to ‘Global Partnership’ in 2000, ‘Strategic and Global Partnership’ in 2006, and ‘Special Strategic and Global Partnership’ in 2014. Regular annual summits have been held between India and Japan since 2006 (the last summit was held in 2022). The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic relations between India and Japan. Japan is a strong partner of India in the economic domain and its investments are increasing significantly.

Embassy of India, Tokyo organized a seminar on investment and tourism opportunities in the beautiful state of Goa on 22/12/2022

As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and iIn commemoration of Goa Liberation Day, and Embassy of India, Tokyo organized a seminar on investment and tourism opportunities in the beautiful state of Goa. Shri Mayank Joshi, DCM delivered the opening address and a presentation on investment opportunities in the state was made by the Goa Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board.  Goa is a coastal state located in Western India. Goa is accessible through sea-route and has a presence of one of the major ports in India at Mormugao. The state is also well-connected through rail and road routes. The National Highway-17 connects Goa with Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra and other major cities in the state of Karnataka. The state is richly endowed with minerals such as iron ore, manganese,ferro-manganese, bauxite and silica sand. It has about 22 industrial estates established by Goa Industrial Development Corporation. Goa is also traditionally known as a tourist paradise in India and the world.

Shri Sibi George met with H.E Mr. OGURA Masanobu, Minister in-charge of Women Empowerment issues on 22/12/2022

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George met with H.E Mr. OGURA Masanobu, Minister in-charge of Women Empowerment issues. They discussed synergising efforts between Japan and India regarding issues related to Women empowerment through their respective presidencies of G7 and G20. Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India has been promoting social and economic empowerment of women through cross-cutting policies and programmes, mainstreaming gender concerns, creating awareness about their rights and facilitating institutional and legislative support for enabling them to realize their human rights and develop to their full potential. The Ambassador and the Minister discussed ways to enhance cooperation in the field of women empowerment between the two countries besides discussing other issues of mutual cooperation.

Shri Sibi George met Mr. Koichi Hagiuda, Chairperson of the Policy Research Council, Liberal Democratic Party on 23/12/2022

As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India-Japan @70, Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George met Mr. Koichi Hagiuda, Chairperson of the Policy Research Council, Liberal Democratic Party and held discussions on ways of further strengthening India-Japan partnership. India-Japan relations were elevated to ‘Global Partnership’ in 2000, ‘Strategic and Global Partnership’ in 2006, and ‘Special Strategic and Global Partnership’ in 2014. Regular annual summits have been held between India and Japan since 2006 (the last summit was held in 2022). This year is being celebrated as the 70th anniversary of commencement of diplomatic relations between India and Japan and several events are being organised to mark the occasion by the Embassy of India in Japan in collaboration with various stakeholders.

Shri Sibi George met HE Mr. Gen Nakatani, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Japan on 26/12/2022

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India -Japan @70, Ambasador of India to Japan Shri Sibi George met HE Mr. Gen Nakatani, Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Japan. They discussed India-Japan partnership based on shared values of democracy, rule of law and free and open Indo Pacific. India and Japan enjoy close, warm and historic relations that has culminated into a special strategic and global partnership that spans across a wide spectrum of areas, including, defence & security, trade and investment, Science and Technology, education and culture and human resources support. Japan is the 5th largest source of investment in India. Its quintessential role in the development of infrastructure, using Japanese Official Development Assistance is praiseworthy. Japan is partnering in several key infrastructure development projects in India including the landmark MAHSR (Shinkansen), Freight corridor, national industrial corridor, etc.

Shri Sibi George met Mr Tatsuyo Yasunaga, Japan India Business Cooperation Committee on 27/12/2022

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India -Japan @70, Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Shri Sibi George met Mr Tatsuyo Yasunaga, Japan India Business Cooperation Committe (JIBCC) of Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Chairman, Board of Directors, Mitsui & Co. They Discussed forthcoming meeting  and visit of JIBCC to India and also Mitsui’s business operations in India. In 1966, when a large economic mission headed by Nissho Chairman Adachi visited India at the invitation of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, mutual understanding and goodwill between the private business communities of the two countries were deepened, and trade and economic cooperation was established. Economic relations between the two countries form an important pillar of India-Japan partnership. Looking ahead, it will be important to focus on cooperation in sectors shaping the future.

2nd Yoga Shivir was organised at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India Japan,Tokyo. on 26/12/2022

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, 2nd Yoga Shivir was organised at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India Japan,Tokyo. The Shivir received an overwhelming response from the people of Japan. It was very encouraging to note that majority of the attendees were beginners who were curious to learn about the “Ancient Indian Practice”. The Shivir was inaugurated by Ms Kanika Aggarwal, Director, Vivekananda Cultural Centre. Dr Sanjay Kumar, Teacher of Indian Culture and Yoga at VCC took the participants through a series of sessions - academic and practical. The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Japan and India. Embassy of India has been organising a variety of programmes and exchanges to celebrate this landmark year.

H. E. Shri Sibi George met HE Mr Ono Keiichi, Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and G20 Sherpa of Japan. 28/12/2022

Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Shri Sibi George met HE Mr Ono Keiichi, Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and G20 Sherpa of Japan. They exchanged views on several G-20 priorities and cooperation between India and Japan as the Presidents of G-20 and G-7 respectively. The 2023 G20 Delhi summit the upcoming eighteenth meeting of Group of Twenty (G20), a summit scheduled to take place in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi in 2023 India's presidency began on 1st December 2022, leading up to the summit in the fourth quarter of 2023. The presidency handover ceremony was held as an intimate event, in which the G20 Presidency gavel was transferred from Indonesian President Mr. Joko Widodo to Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at the close of the Bali summit

A seminar titled “G20: Introduction to Theme, Priorities and Other Aspects of India's Presidency" was organized by the Embassy of India, Japan on 28th December, 2022

A seminar titled “G20: Introduction to Theme, Priorities and Other Aspects of India's Presidency" was organized by the Embassy of India, Japan on 28th December, 2022 at Vivekanand Cultural Centre Auditorium, Embassy of India, Japan. The objective of the seminar is to introduce the audience to theme, priorities and other aspects of India's G20 Presidency. Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George made opening remarks during the event. Mr. Shishir Kothari, First Secretary (Commerce) made a presentation on G20: Introduction to theme during the seminar. It was attended by representatives from the government, business community and academia, and members of the Indian community. India holds the Presidency of the G20 from December 1, 2022 to November 30, 2023.

Shri Sibi George met Chairman of Nippon Electronic Device Industry Association (NEDIA), Mr Noboru Saito on 06/01/2023

Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Shri Sibi George met Chairman of Nippon Electronic Device Industry Association (NEDIA), Mr Noboru Saito and discussed the investment opportunities available in India in the electronics and semiconductors sector and potential for India-Japan collaboration in this area. The NEDIA is active in a wide range of electronic device industries, including semiconductors and other electronic components, batteries, displays, and circuit mounting, as well as related equipment and materials, trading companies, as well as users or exits for applications such as automobiles, electrical machinery, aviation, medical care, and robots. It is a membership organization that covers everything from upstream to downstream, including the application industry such as, exploring the future image of the industry related to the above, formulating a scenario, and promoting collaboration to materialize it., to promote the comprehensive development of a wide range of related industries.

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George met Mr Hiroaki Yagi, President, Japan International Training Cooperation Organization (JITCO) on 06/01/2023

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George met Mr Hiroaki Yagi, President, Japan International Training Cooperation Organization (JITCO) and discussed avenues to promote movement of skilled Human Resources from India to Japan under TITP/SSW and other programs. India and Japan cooperate under Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP) and "Specified Skilled Worker" (SSW) initiative of Japan. In January 2022, Japan initiated implementation of language and skill test for ‘nursing care’ category at a test centre in Gurugram. Those who can work in Japan as a SSW must be over 18 years old in a good health, have the necessary occupational skills and Japanese language ability to work immediately without receiving any particular training. The Embassy is closely working with JITCO for promotion of the twin programmes.

Inaugural Session of the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 2023 was held on 09 January, 2023 at Embassy of India, Tokyo

Live streaming of the Inaugural Session of the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 2023 was held on 09 January, 2023 at Embassy of India, Tokyo with enthusiastic participation from Indian diaspora in Japan. The event was attended by HE Shri Sibi George, Ambassador of India in Japan along with Embassy officials and several members of Indian diaspora, specially invited to attend the event. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated once in every two years to strengthen the engagement of the overseas Indian community with the Government of India and reconnect them with their roots. During the Convention, selected overseas Indians are also honored with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award to recognize their contributions to various fields both in India and abroad.

The “Vishwa Hindi Diwas” event at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre,Embassy of India Tokyo on 10/01/2023

The “Vishwa Hindi Diwas” event at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre,Embassy of India Tokyo ; received an enthusiastic response from the Japanese Hindi speakers. HE Sh Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan inaugurated the event and addressed the gathering . Sh Mayank Joshi ,Deputy Chief of Mission  was also present . The event commenced with a Saraswati Vandana by a Ms Yasunobu ,a Japanese Odissi Artist; followed by talks about the contribution of Hindi in India - Japan relations and the usage of Devanagari in Japanese by distinguished professors of Hindi in Japan . Padma Shri Awardee Prof Mizokami spoke about the evolution of study of Hindi Language in Japan and urged more Japanese Students to learn Hindi.Students of Indian Schools presented Indian Folk tales , poems and plays on the importance of Hindi Language. Japanese Hindi speakers from varied professional backgrounds shared their experience about learning and speaking Hindi language . The program was concluded with a Hindi prayer by a Japanese student of VCC Hindi class; followed by closing remarks by Ms Kanika Aggarwal ,Director VCC.

The inaugural edition of the joint fighter aircraft exercise Veer Guardian 2023 is to be held with JASDF from 12 to 26 January, 2023.

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George welcomed the Indian Air Force (IAF) contingent along with Maj Gen Ishimura Takahisa at Hyakuri Air Base in Ibaraki Prefecture. The inaugural edition of the joint fighter aircraft exercise Veer Guardian 2023 is to be held with JASDF from 12 to 26 January, 2023. This is the first time that the Indian Air Force and Japanese Air Self Defense Forces will be exercising together. The exercise, Veer Guardian 2023, will take place at Hyakuri Air Base, Japan. The Indian contingent includes four Su-30 MKI, two C-17, and one IL-78 aircraft, whereas the Japanese side will be represented by four F-2s (a Japanese development of the U.S.-built F-16 fighter) and four F-15 aircraft.

Live streaming of the Valedictory ceremony of “Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas (PBD)” on 10 January, 2023 at Embassy of India, Tokyo.

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India Japan @ 70, Members of Indian diaspora in Japan watched special live streaming of the Valedictory ceremony of “Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas (PBD)” on 10 January, 2023 at Embassy of India, Tokyo. Dr. Maqsooda Sarfi Shiotani received the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award from the Hon’ble President of India Smt. Droupadi Murmu at the Valedictory and Award presentation ceremony of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2023. Dr. Maqsooda Sarfi Shiotani (Japan) received the award for her contribution in the filed of Education. Founder of Ishikawa International Lounge, Dr. Shiotani is also assisting female students through Kashmir-Japan scholarship. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated once in every two years to strengthen the engagement of the overseas Indian community with the Government of India and reconnect them with their roots. During the Convention, selected overseas Indians are also honored with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award to recognize their contributions to various fields both in India and abroad.

India Trend Fair and Seminar on ‘Textiles Industry in India - Collaborative Opportunities’ was held from January 11, 2023 to January 13 2023 in Tokyo.

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India Japan @, glimpses of India Trend Fair and Seminar on ‘Textiles Industry in India - Collaborative Opportunities’ was held from January 11, 2023 to January 13 2023 in Tokyo. Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George inaugurated the Fair and addressed the Seminar. He highlighted opportunities for greater collaboration between India and Japan in the textiles sector. This was the 3rd edition of the India Trend Fair exhibiting autumn/winter collections from various Indian companies. The Fair, organized by Japan India Industry Promotion Association, Wool and Woolen Exports Council, India and Power-loom Development and Export Promotion Council, India, has 60 textiles and home furnishing companies from different parts of India exhibiting their products.

Shri Sibi George met with H.E Kazuyoshi Umemoto , President of the Japan Foundation on 11/01/2022

Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Shri Sibi George met with H.E Kazuyoshi Umemoto , President of the Japan Foundation. They discussed the civilizational connect between India and Japan & way forward for further the India- Japan ties, through culture. The Ambassador appreciated the work done by the Japan Foundation in enhancing the Indo-Japan relations and sought close cooperation with the organisation. Exchange between Japan and India is said to have begun in the sixth century A.D., when Buddhism was introduced to Japan via the Korean Peninsula. Subsequently, Buddhist priests from India went to Japan, where they spread the Buddhist teachings. The year 2022-23 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic relations between India and Japan. Embassy of India has been organising a variety of progammes and exchanges to celebrate the landmark year.

Ambassador Shri Sibi George meeting with H.E. Mr Tetsuo Saito, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Government of Japan.

HE the Ambassador of India to Japan haled a fruitful meeting with H.E. Mr Tetsuo Saito, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Government of Japan. Discussed progress on the High Speed Rail project and cooperation between India and Japan in a range of areas including tourism, shipping and Coast Guards. The Ambassador highlighted the close cooperation between the two countries on infrastructure development and wlecomed participation by more Japanese companies in various projects in India, including National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP), PM Gati Shakti etc .  The year 2022-23 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic relations between India and Japan. Embassy of India has been organising a variety of progammes and exchanges to celebrate the landmark year.

160th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda was celebrated in the Embassy of India, Tokyo. 0n 12/01/2023

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India Japan @70, 160th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda was celebrated in the Embassy of India, Tokyo. Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekanand is celebrated as the “National Youth Day” in India. His message “Arise,Awake and don’t stop until the goal is reached” is a motivation for each and every person in the world .The commemoration of the 160th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre,Embassy of India Tokyo was attended by several Indian and Japanese devotees of Swami ji. A portrait of Swami Vivekananda was unveiled by HE Sh Sibi George ,Ambassador of India to Japan in the presence of Sh Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission. The event featured cultural performances and talks on Vedanta by distinguished speakers. Sh Tuhin Kumar, Director General, ICCR delivered the keynote address focusing on various facets of Indian Philosophy.

H. E. Mr. Hosoda Hiroyuki welcomes Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George at his residence on 12/01/2022

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India Japan @70, H. E. Mr. Hosoda Hiroyuki welcomes Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George at his residence. Distinguished Members of Japan Indian Parliamentary Friendship League from various national parties were also present at the Welcome Reception. Japanese parliament has India-Japan Parliamentary Friendship League (IJPFL) consisting of over 70 members. Previously headed by HOSODA Hiroyuki (then chief of LDP’s largest faction), JIPFL is undergoing restructuring presently. A roundtable between Parliamentarians of India and Japan was organized on 28 April 2022. Friendship between the two countries has a long history rooted in spiritual affinity and strong cultural and civilizational ties

Shri Sibi George held a virtual meeting with Mr Deepak Bagla, CEO Invest India and team to discuss ways to further attract investments from Japan to India. on 13/01/2023

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India Japan @70 Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George held a virtual meeting with Mr Deepak Bagla, CEO Invest India and team to discuss ways to further attract investments from Japan to India. India and Japan set an investment target of “five trillion yen” ($42 billion) in the next five years, the leaders announced after a meeting in New Delhi for the 14th annual summit, where several agreements were signed. The friendship between India and Japan is a long relationship rooted in strong cultural and civilizational ties with the earliest documented direct contact between India and Japan dating back to 752 A.D.

Ambassador of India to Japan  H. E. Shri  Sibi George called on HE Mr Naoki Okada, Minister for World Expo 2025, on 13/01/2023

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India Japan @70, Ambassador of India to Japan  H. E. Shri  Sibi George called on HE Mr Naoki Okada, Minister for World Expo 2025, to discuss about India's participation in Osaka Expo 2025. Expo 2025 an upcoming World Expo organised and sanctioned by the Bureau International des Expositions(BIE), which will be held in Osaka, Japan. It will take place for six months during 2025, opening 13 April 2025 and closing 13 October 2025. This will be the third time Osaka hosts a World Expo, having previously hosted Expo 1970 and Expo 1990. The event will return to its traditional 5-year scheduling cycle after the Expo 2020 was delayed to 2021 and 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shri Sibi George interacts with the IAF contingent for Ex- Veer Guardian 23 and Maj General ISHIMURA Takahisa, Commander 7th Airwing on 13/01/2023

Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sibi George interacts with the IAF contingent for Ex- Veer Guardian 23 and Maj General ISHIMURA Takahisa, Commander 7th Airwing @ Hyakuri airbase. He highlighted the critical role of the IAF contingent in bilateral exercise & the further deepening of India-Japan Strategic & Defence cooperation. For the first time in history, Bharatiya Vayu Sena (IAF, Indian Air Force) fighter aircraft arrived in Japan. On the sidelines of the ongoing bilateral exercise, Shri Sibi George, paid a visit to the IAF contingent.He was given an overview of the Exercise, followed by an interaction with the team members.From 12 to 26 January 2023, exercise Veer Guardian 2023 (VG23) is to take place at Hyakuri air base (Ibaraki Prefecture) just north of the capital Tokyo.

Lecture session on Ancient Indian Buddhism held at the Embassy of India Tokyo, on 13th January 2023.

Lecture session on Ancient Indian Buddhism held at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India Tokyo, on 13th January 2023. The lecture session was inaugurated by HE Sh Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan. Most Ven. Kokoei Kitakawara, Elder Todaiji and Nara & head priest Indozan Nipponzhi Bodh Gaya and Prof Takashi Irisawa gave keynote addresses; which were followed by an open house & a Bharatnatyam performance. The audience marvelled at VCC library’s collection of books on Buddhism. A movie on the Buddhist heritage sites in India was also screened. The event was organised in collaboration with the International Buddhist Brotherhood Association. Smt Kanika Aggarwal, Director, Vivekananda Cultural Centre was present on the occasion.

A buyer seller meet was organised by the Embassy of India in Japan jointly with CHEMEXCIL in chemicals sector on 13/01/2023

A buyer seller meet was organised by the Embassy of India in Japan jointly with CHEMEXCIL in chemicals sector at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre. Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George inaugurated the meet. In his remarks he highlighted contribution of chemicals sector in India-Japan trade & commercial ties and potential for future collaboration. Exports of Japanese chemicals to India have been increasing since the establishment of BCRP in 1971. With plans for the development of new businesses from 2005 and with high hopes for the future of India, this local joint venture company was capitalized and established in order to forge links between India and Japan. This company is most certainly. The meet was a welcome change from the online BSMs which were being held during the Covid period.

An event celebrating the Winter harvest festivals of India was held at the Embassy of India . Ambassador Shri Sibi George inaugurated the event on 13/01/2023

ndia is a land of celebrations! India celebrates the commonality of differences! That’s the beauty of India’s rich cultural diversity! An event celebrating the Winter harvest festivals of India was held at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India Tokyo. Ambassador of India H.E. Shri Sibi George inaugurated the event and addressed the gathering. In his address, the Ambassador highlighted India's unity in diversity vividly displayed through the harvest festivals of India to the Friends of India in Japan. The program showcased the mesmerising folks dances -Bihu (Assam), PARIATTAM (Tamil NADU), Giddha (Punjab ) & Kuchipudi , the classical dance of Andhra Pradesh! Handicrafts exhibition and regional cuisine tasting counters were arranged to give an authentic Indian experience to the audience.

Shri Sibi George met Mr Satoru Mizushima, Vice Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism on 13/01/2023

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India Japan @70, Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George met Mr Satoru Mizushima, Vice Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). They discussed the progress made in the High Speed Rail Project and other infrastructure projects. Ambassador highlighted the close cooperation between the two countries on infrastructure development and welcomed participation by more Japanese companies in various projects in India. Japan has been a close partner of India in developing the critical infrastructure. The year 2022-23 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic relations between India and Japan. Embassy of India has been organising a variety of progammes and exchanges to celebrate the landmark year

Embassy of India organized Swagatam India: A seminar on Buddhist Circuit to promote tourism from Japan to India on 18/01/2023

Embassy of India organized Swagatam India: A seminar on Buddhist Circuit to promote tourism from Japan to India. Ambassador HE Shri Sibi George gave the opening remarks and keynote remarks were given by UP Tourism, highlighting Buddhism as a common thread that connected India and Japan. Friendship between the two countries has a long history rooted in spiritual affinity and strong cultural and civipzational ties. India’s earpest documented direct contact with Japan was with the Todaiji Temple in Nara, where the consecration or eye-opening of the towering statue of Lord Buddha was performed by an Indian monk Bodhisena in 752 AD. With the easing of Covid restrictions, scope for inbound tourism to India has increased and the Embassy has been working closely with Japanese stakeholders to enhance these exchanges.

Embassy of India, Tokyo, organized a virtual interaction with the Japanese institutional investors on economic opportunities in India jointly with SBI Securities on 18/01/2023

Embassy of India, Tokyo, organized a virtual interaction with the Japanese institutional investors on economic opportunities in India jointly with SBI Securities & with the support of Invest India, . Special focus on automotive and infrastructure development sectors. Shri Shishir Kothari, First Secretary attended the virtually meeting. Economic relationship between India and Japan has vast potential for growth, given the obvious complementaries that exist between the two economies. Japan's interest in India is increasing due to variety of reasons including India's big and growing market and its resources, especially the human resources as well as focus on diversified an dependable supply chains .The signing of the historic India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and its implementation from August 2011 has accelerated bilateral economic and commercial relations.

Shri Sibi George met Secretary General of G7 Secretariat Ambassador Mr. KITAGAWA Katsuro. on 18/01/2023

Ambassador of India Shri Sibi George met Secretary General of G7 Secretariat Ambassador Mr. KITAGAWA Katsuro. This year Japan and India are holding the presidency of G7 and G20 respectively. They exchanged views on several G-20 priorities and cooperation between India and Japan. The Ambassador highlighted the close India-Japan relationship and spoke about collaboration between the two sides during their respective tenures as the G-20 and G-7 Presidency. India's presidency of G-20 began on 1st December 2022. The presidency handover ceremony was held as an intimate event, in which the G20 Presidency gavel was transferred from Indonesian President Mr. Joko Widodo to Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at the close of the Bali G-20 summit.

India Japan @70, Delegates of the 7th Batch of the Gen-Next Democracy program of ICCR, from Japan , met HE Sh Sibi George on 19/01/2023

Delegates of the 7th Batch of the Gen-Next Democracy program of ICCR, from Japan , met HE Sh Sibi George , Ambassador of India to Japan on 19/01/2023, before departing for India . His Excellency apprised them about the India -Japan Civilisational relations which have now grown into a Global Strategic Partnership . The delegates also visited the Vivekananda Cultural Centre and marvelled at the huge collection of books on India , in the VCC library . They also expressed great appreciation for the Indian Arts and performing arts facilities available at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre ,Embassy of India Tokyo . They discussed their several queries about India with Ms Kanika Aggarwal ,Director ,Vivekananda Cultural Centre Tokyo

Yoga at Hyakuri airbase. India Japan Airforce Exercise on 20/01/2023

Together in the sky and land: stronger synergy and resilience with Yoga at Hyakuri airbase. The personnel of JASDF and IAF jointly participated in a Yoga camp organised by Embassy of India, Tokyo. For the first time in history, Bharatiya Vayu Sena (IAF, Indian Air Force) fighter aircraft arrived in Japan. On the sidelines of the ongoing bilateral exercise, Shri Sibi George, Indian Ambassador to Japan paid a visit to the IAF contingent. He was given an overview of the Exercise, followed by an interaction with the team members. From 12 to 26 January 2023, exercise Veer Guardian 2023 (VG23) is to take place at Hyakuri air base (Ibaraki Prefecture) just north of the capital Tokyo.

Team India in Japan with Indian diaspora and Japanese friends of India paid floral tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose,on 23/01/2023

Team India in Japan with Indian diaspora and Japanese friends of India paid floral tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, on the occasion of "Parakram Diwas". Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George addressed the gathering. Ms Kanika Aggarwal, Director, of Vivekananda Cultural Centre gave the welcome remarks. Padma Shree Awardee Prof. Tomio Mizokami spoke about the ties of Neta Ji Subash Chandra Bose with Japan. The Movie- “Netaji Subash Chandra Bose - the forgotten hero” with Japanese subtitles was also screened on occasion. India and Japan enjoy close cultural and people-to-people exchanges. India and Japan are also celebrating 70 years of establishing diplomatic relations.

The Embassy of India, Tokyo, interacted with the participating Universities from India and Japan at the first Japan-India Universities Forum on 23/01/2023

The Embassy of India, Tokyo, interacted with the participating Universities from India and Japan at the first Japan-India Universities Forum, organised by Japan Science Technology Agency (JSTA). 23 top Universities and Institutes in Japan and 10 top Universities and Institutes in India shared ideas on promoting science and technology research & exchanges to “innovate” & “incubate”. Shri Mayank Joshi, DCM spoke during the event on S&T collaboration between India and Japan,. Indo-Japan S&T cooperation was formalized through an Inter-Governmental Agreement signed in 1985 between the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Government of Japan. The bilateral S&T Cooperation also has an institutional framework with different Japanese Government Agencies involving value-based partnerships on the principles of reciprocity and co-funding.

Embassy of India, Tokyo celebrated "Uttar Pradesh Foundation Day" on 24/01/2023

Embassy of India, Tokyo celebrated "Uttar Pradesh Foundation Day" at a seminar focused on investment opportunities and "One District One Product (ODOP)" Scheme in the State. Additional Chief Secretary, Shri Amit Mohan Prasad, Government of Uttar Pradesh addressed the event which was followed by a presentation by Uttar Pradesh ODOP Scheme. Uttar Pradesh (UP) is a state in northern India. It has the third largest economy among Indian states. It is a major hub for industry, agriculture, and trade, with a thriving manufacturing sector, a rich agricultural base, and a strategic location at the crossroads of India's major trade routes. UP is fast emerging as one of the most investor friendly States in our country. The government of UP has embarked on a number of initiatives to encourage investment and promote business growth.

Shri Sibi George took part in the 120th annniversary celebrations of Japan India Assoiation along with former Prime Ministers of Japan on 25/1/2023

Ambassadorr of India to Japan H. E. Shri Sibi George took part in the 120th annniversary celebrations of Japan India Assoiation along with former Prime Ministers of Japan H.E. MORI Yoshihiro, H.E. Suga Yoshihide (Chair of JIA) and Rep Director Amb Akitaka Saiki. The event was graced by the Prime Minister of Japan H.E. Kishida Fumio, Speaker of the House of Representatives H.E. Hosoda Hiroyuki, METI Minister H.E. Nishimura Yasutoshi and several other members of Japan-India Parliamentary Friendship League (JIPFL) and distinguished guests. HE Mr. Suga has taken over as the Chair of JIA. External Affairs Minister of India Dr. S. Jaishankar congratulated H. E. Mr. SUGA Yoshihide, former Prime Minister of Japan on his taking over as Chairperson of Japan India Association(JIA), and JIA on its 120th anniversary.

Embassy of India,celebrated the 74th Republic Day of India on 26/1/2023

Embassy of India,celebrated the 74th Republic Day of India with patriotic fervour and enthusiasm with participation from members of the Indian community and friends of India. Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Shri Sibi George hoisted the national flag and read Hon'ble Rashtrapatiji's address to the nation. The celebration was live telecast for the Indian diaspora in Japan and friends of India. The ceremony also featured singing performances by students of Global Indian International School (GIIS) and Indian International School in Japan (IISJ). Ambassador felicitated winners of the quiz competitions organised by the Embassy with certificates from the above two schools students and Indian Diaspora in Japan. The Quiz competitions were organised by Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India.

Embassy of India, Tokyo hosted a reception to commemorate the 74th Republic Day of India on 26/1/2023

Embassy of India, Tokyo hosted a reception to commemorate the 74th Republic Day of India. Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George speaking at the event emphasized on the strengthening of "India and Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership" and thanked the Indian diaspora for their contributions. The event was graced by H.E Mr. HOSODA Hiroyuki, Speaker,House of Representatives, Former PM H.E Mr. SUGA Yoshihide, Chairman, Japan-India Association 9JIA), H.E Mr. NISHIMURA Yasutoshi, METI Minister, H.E Mr. TAKEI Shunsuke, H.E Mr. YAMADA Kenji, State Ministers for Foreign Affairs. The event was attended by many distinguished Members of Diet, Ambassadors, senior government functionaries, captains of industry, eminent academicians, cultural personalities, media and prominent members of diaspora. Indian culture was showcased on the occasion with classical dance and music performed by Japanese artists.

Embassy organises an online “India Quiz” every Wednesday Winners of the quiz were felicitated by Sh Sibi George,Ambassador at the Republic Day function on 26/01/2023

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India Tokyo, organises an online “India Quiz” every Wednesday. The Quiz is in the form of a simple and easily accessible google form and is centred around a socio,economic or cultural theme related to India . The results of the quiz are declared on the social media handles of VCC on the following Monday of the quiz. Winners of the quiz were felicitated by HE Sh Sibi George,Ambassador of India to Japan , at the Republic Day function held at the Embassy of India Tokyo on January 26,2023. The winners were awarded a certificate and various interesting books about India. Participants from all age groups are invited to participats in these quiz competitions.

Shri Sibi George had a very warm and cordial meeting with Governor of Nara Prefecture H. E. Mr. Shogo Arai. on 27/1/2023

As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and India Japan @70, Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Shri Sibi George had a very warm and cordial meeting with Governor of Nara Prefecture H. E. Mr. Shogo Arai. The discussions covered ways of enhancing exchanges in tourism, education, art, culture and Small and Medium Enterprises' cooperation. Shri Nikhilesh Giri, Consul General of India, Osaka was also present. India and Japan enjoy close cultural and people to people exchanges. India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership, including strengthening economic, digital, people to people cooperation. The year 2022 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic relations between India and Japan. Embassy of India has been organising a variety of progammes and exchanges to celebrate the landmark year.

Shri Sibi George met the members of the Japan-India Friendship Association of the Nara Prefectural Assembly on 27/1/2023

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George met the members of the Japan-India Friendship Association of the Nara Prefectural Assembly and exchanged views on strengthening cooperation between the Nara Prefecture and India in diverse fields. Shri Nikhilesh Giri, Consul General of India, Osaka was also present. The Ambassador visited Nara Prefecture along with Consul general of India to Osaka-Kobe as part of prefectural outreach and interacted with several Japanese stakeholders for further strengthening the bilateral ties. The friendship between India and Japan has a long history rooted in spiritual affinity and strong cultural and civilizational ties. India’s earliest documented direct contact with Japan was with the Todaiji Temple in Nara, where the consecration or eye-opening of the towering statue of Lord Buddha was performed by an Indian monk, Bodhisena, in 752 AD.

Shri Sibi George presented a bronze statue of Bodhisena made in India to Daian-ji Temple, on 27/1/2023

Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Shri Sibi George presented a bronze statue of Bodhisena made in India to Daian-ji Temple, the southern capital of Nara. In 752, Bodhisena, who served as a priest as Brahman Sojo at the opening ceremony of the Great Buddha Hall of Todaiji Temple, lived in this Daian-ji Temple until he passed away. The friendship between India and Japan has a long history rooted in spiritual affinity and strong cultural and civilizational ties. India’s earliest documented direct contact with Japan was with the Todaiji Temple in Nara, where Bodhisena had performed the consecration or eye-opening of the towering statue of Lord Buddha  in 752 AD. The Ambassador was on a visit to Nara Prefecture as part of prefectural outreach.

Shri Sibi George, Ambassador and Madam Joice Sibi paid floral tributes at the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Tokyo. 30/1/2023

H.E. Shri Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan and Madam Joice Sibi paid floral tributes at the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Tokyo.  Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on 30 January 1948 at age 78. On January 30, India observes Martyrs' Day or Shaheed Diwas to pay tribute to all the freedom fighters who sacrificed their livhttps://www.instagram.com/p/CoE4oQzP1eh/es for the country. The day is also marked as the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The significance of Shaheed Diwas lies in the fact that Mahatma Gandhi, who is known as the 'Father of the Nation', led major movements against British rule through a non-violent approach. His death anniversary is observed as Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs' Day, and his philosophy was based on the principles of non-violence, the fight for truth (satyagraha), and political and individual freedom (Swaraj).

Remembering Mahatma Gandhi in Tokyo on 30th January 2023

Remembering Mahatma Gandhi in Tokyo the event was organized by Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Tokyo in collaboration with Japan - Bharat Sarvodaya Mitrata Sangha at the Nipponzhan Myohoji temple. The event was held to commemorate the death anniversary and to pay homage to Father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi. H.E. Shri Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan paid tributes to Gandhi ji and addressed the gathering. In his address, the Ambassador highlighted the increasing significance of Bapu's ideals in the current world order. This was followed by a lecture on “Today’s Significance of Gandhiji’s teachings” by prof Ayako Uno. The event was attended by a number of Japanese and Indian nationals.

Embassy of India, Tokyo, to share important developments and initiatives taking shape under India’s G20 Presidency. on 30/01/2023

Embassy of India, Tokyo, to share important developments and initiatives taking shape under India’s G20 Presidency. A special message was delivered by India’s G20 Sherpa Shri Amitabh Kant at the event. A presentation on G20: Digital Innovation Alliance was also given by CEO MEITY Startup Hub Mr Jitendra Vijay. The Embassy intends to continue with sharing the details with Japanese stakeholders on the developments in this regard. India's presidency began on 1st December 2022, leading up to the summit in the fourth quarter of 2023. The presidency handover ceremony was held as an intimate event, in which the G20 Presidency gavel was transferred from Indonesian President Mr. Joko Widodo to Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi at the close of the Bali summit.

Remembering Mahatma Gandhi in Tokyo on 30th January 2023

Remembering Mahatma Gandhi in Tokyo the event was organized by Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Tokyo in collaboration with Japan - Bharat Sarvodaya Mitrata Sangha at the Nipponzhan Myohoji temple. The event was held to commemorate the death anniversary and to pay homage to Father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi. H.E. Shri Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan paid tributes to Gandhi ji and addressed the gathering. In his address, the Ambassador highlighted the increasing significance of Bapu's ideals in the current world order. This was followed by a lecture on “Today’s Significance of Gandhiji’s teachings” by prof Ayako Uno. The event was attended by a number of Japanese and Indian nationals.

Lectures and Yoga session on the “Yogic Management of Back Pain” was conducted by the Embassy of India Tokyo on 30/01/2023

Lectures and Yoga session on the “Yogic Management of Back Pain” was conducted by the Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India Tokyo. Besides the regular Yoga classes, the VCC has been organising a number of special sessions focused on day to day health issues faced by the people. These sessions have received enthusiastic response from the Japanese people and more and more people are getting benefitted by the unique healing techniques of the ancient Indian practice. Yoga is a mind-body therapy that’s often recommended to treat not only back pain but the stress that accompanies it. The appropriate poses can relax and strengthen your body. Practicing yoga for even a few minutes a day can help you gain more awareness of your body.

H.E. Mr. Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan addressed the 5th Symposium of Japan-India Exchange Platform Program (JIEPP), 0n 31/01/2023

H.E. Mr. Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan addressed the 5th Symposium of Japan-India Exchange Platform Program (JIEPP), highlighting the importance of educational collaborations in the India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership. In his address, the Ambassador spoke about the importance of academic exchanges to strengthen bilateral relations. JIEPP is a programme that brings higher educational institutions from India and Japan on one platform to exchange opinions and views on varied subjects and areas. The programme has helped foster close cooperation and synergy among the universities of both countries. This was the 5th and final year of the current series of the programme.

Shri Sibi George met Chairman of Rapidus, Mr Terry Higashi 0n 31/01/2023

Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Shri Sibi George met Chairman of Rapidus, Mr Terry Higashi & discussed the potential for cooperation between India and Japan in the area of semiconductors; he also invited participation of Japanese companies in Semicon India Progamme and India Semiconductor Mission. Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC) Survey Report on Overseas Business Operations by Japanese Manufacturing Companies (Survey of Overseas Direct Investment by Japanese Companies) ranked India a close second to China for Japanese outward FDI in mid-term (3 years). The year 2022-23 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic relations between India and Japan.The Embassy of India in Japan has been holding a number of events to mark the anniversary.

Shri Sibi George met Mr Tetsuro Imaeda, Senior Managing Executive Officer of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group on 31/01/2023

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George met Mr Tetsuro Imaeda, Senior Managing Executive Officer of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Discussed Group’s operations in India and opportunities for further expansion.  Headquartered in Tokyo, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) is a leading global financial institution and a core member of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMBC Group). SMBC is one of the largest Japanese banks by assets, with strong credit ratings across  global integrated network spanning 39 countries and regions, 15 of which are here in Asia Pacific. It offers personal, corporate and investment banking services to meet the needs of its customers.The year 2022-23 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic relations between India and Japan.

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George met Managing Executive Officer of Nippon Life Insurance, Mr Minoru Kimura on 31/01/2023

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George met Managing Executive Officer of Nippon Life Insurance, Mr Minoru Kimura and discussed their plans for continued engagement in India's asset management and life insurance sectors. In June 2019 Japan collaborated with India to launch a $187 million fund-of-funds for Indian tech start-ups. Nippon insurance is the Anchor fund and the general partner. Mitsubishi Bank is one of the lead investors. Development Bank of Japan, Nippon Life, Suzuki & other companies are limited partners. Japanese companies have committed USD 120 Million to the fund. Economic relations are the backbone of India Japan Startegi and Global Partnership and have contributed immensely to the enhanced bilateral collaboration.

Shri Sibi George met Chairman of Keidanren, Mr Masakazu Tokura, on 31/01/2023

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.

Shri Sibi George met Senior Executives of NEC and visited its “Future Creation Hub-FCH”showcasing its advanced technologies. on 01/2/2023

Shri Sibi George met Senior Executives of NEC and visited its “Future Creation Hub-FCH”showcasing its advanced technologies. NEC has long-standing engagement in India. During the meeting, the Ambassador inreacted with the NEC senior executives and engineers on innovations being carried out by the company and also its engagements in India. Shri Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission and Shri Shishir Kothari, First Secretary (Commerce) accompanied the Ambassador. NEC Corporations provides IT and network solutions, including cloud computing, artificial intelligence(AI),I nternet of things(IoT) platform, and telecommunications equipment and software to business enterprises, communications services providers and to government agencies, and has also been the biggest PC vendor in Japan since the 1980s when it launched the PC-8000 series.

Shri Sibi George met H. E. Ms. MORI Masako Special Adviser to Prime Minister of Japan on 01/02/2023

Ambassador H.E. Shri Sibi George met H. E. Ms. MORI Masako Special Adviser to Prime Minister of Japan. Initiatives on women empowerment across sectors were discussed. Discussions on collaboration between India and Japan in the field of women's empowerment were held during the meeting. The Ambassador emphasised on the need of closer cooperation between the two countries on this issue to provide more power to the women in all spheres of life. Former Prime Minister Shinjo Abe during a UN Assembly speech emphasized Japan’s intention to enhance cooperation with the international community, including India and its assistance to developing countries for women’s empowerment and gender-equality, as part of its effort to address global agenda.

“Glimpses of the Voice of Global South Summit” event held at the Embassy of India Tokyo on February 1,2023.

Glimpses of the enthralling cultural performances by ICCR in Japan , at the “Glimpses of the Voice of Global South Summit” event held at the Embassy of India Tokyo on February 1,2023. Ambassador of India to Japan HE Shri Sibi George gave the opening remarks.The summit was inaugurated Online by Hon'ble Prime Minister on 12th January 2023 as an important group of nations to collaborate on political, economic, social, environmental, cultural, and technical issues. The year 2022-23 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic relations between India and Japan. Embassy of India has been organising a variety of progammes and exchanges to celebrate the landmark year.

Shri Sibi George, called on H.E. Mr Yasutoshi Nishimura, Minister for Economy, Trade & Industry (METI) on 02/02/2023

Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sibi George, called on H.E. Mr Yasutoshi Nishimura, Minister for Economy, Trade & Industry (METI), Government of Japan. Both sides had a useful exchange of ideas to strengthen ongoing economic partnership between India and Japan, including expanding trade and investment. Japanese economy provides opportunities for a closer partnership between India and Japan, in view of various factors like a shrinking work force, requirement of human resources from overseas, and increased reliance on IT. A number of Joint working Groups have been set up in different sectors to facilitate and smoothen the process of trade under the India-Japan Industrial Competitiveness Partnership (IJICP). Mr. Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission accompanied the Ambassador to the meeting.

An event on India-Japan: connectivity and development in North East India held at the Embassy of India, Tokyo on 2nd February 2023.

An event on India-Japan: connectivity & development in North East India held at the Embassy of India, Tokyo on 2nd February 2023. Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George made opening remarks during the event. Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs and Education H.E. Shri Rajkumar Ranjan Singh delivered a message. Director General of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) made a presentation on JICA's engagement in the North-East India. Members of India diaspora belonging to the NE Region along with other Indian nationals living in Japan attended the event. Japan has historical ties with the North Eastern region of India and the North East also stands on a strategically important place to realize a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific.

Shri Sibi George held a fruitful meeting with Mr. NAMAZU Hiroyuki, Director General, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), on 3/2/2023

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George held a fruitful meeting with Mr. NAMAZU Hiroyuki, Director General, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Government of Japan. The discussions were held on wide ranging issues, inclduing economic cooperation between India and Japan and synergizing efforts for further enhancing collaboration in several other fields. India and Japan are Chair of G20 and G7 respectively this year. India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership (CEPA) came into effect from 1 August 2011. In order to further expand and strengthen the economic and business ties and address the CEPA implementation issues, various Sub-Committees have been established under CEPA in areas of Rules of Origin, Customs Procedures, Technical Regulations, Standards and Conformity Assessment Procedures & SPS Measures, Trade in Services, Improvement of Business Environment, and Movement of Natural Persons & Cooperation.

Shri Sibi George has a special interaction with Japan India Business Cooperation Committeeon 03/2/2023

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George has a special interaction with Japan India Business Cooperation Committee (JIBCC) delegation that will be visiting India, on economic transformation and opportunities in trade and investment in India. JIBCC co-Chair and Chairman of the Board of Mitsui and Company Mr. Tatsuo Yasunaga also spoke onthe occasion. JIBCC is a joint venture between Federeation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and Japan Chmaber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI). Heads of FICCI and JCCI co-chair the JIBCC. Japan is the 5th largest investor in India and has been a strong contributor in the economic growth of various Indian States. It is one of the most important development partner for India and has also been a great friend to India even in the times of the ongoing pandemic. FICCI in partnership with the JCCI is organising the 46th Joint Meeting of India-Japan Business Cooperation Committee (IJBCC) on 9th February 2023 at New Delhi.

As Ms Kanika Aggarwal, Director (VCC), Embassy of India Tokyo; inaugurated the event commemorating the legacy of Lt Pt Birju Maharaj. The event was a tribute to the legend of Pt. Birju Maharaj  on 05/2/2023

As Ms Kanika Aggarwal, Director (VCC), Embassy of India Tokyo; inaugurated the event commemorating the legacy of Lt Pt Birju Maharaj. The event was a tribute to the legend of Pt. Birju Maharaj  one of the greatest exponents of Indian Classical Arts, in particular "Kathak". He is responsible for popularising the Indian Classical Art forms worldwide and was conferred the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second highest civilian honour . The event brought together several Kathak artists and artists of Indian Classical Music, residing in Japan and was curated by Kathak Artist- Ms Masako Sato, an alumni of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi. The event received an overwhelming response from the friends of Indian in Japan.

Embassy of India Tokyo celebrated Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti in collaboration with Bharat Cultural Society of Japan on 05/02/2023

Embassy of India Tokyo celebrated Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti in collaboration with Bharat Cultural Society of Japan: A message of “Swaraj to Surajya- A New Self Reliant India and good governance.” An Energetic and vibrant cultural programme by Indian Diaspora in Japan. Shri Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission, gave the opening remarks. Shivaji was born in about 1630 in Pune, Maharashtra. Although scholars disagree on his year and date of birth, the Government of Maharashtra doesn't have such concerns and always observe this holiday on February 19th. Shivaji was born to be a natural leader and fighter, seizing forts while still a teenager. In a time of great political upheaval in the region, Shivaji carved out an enclave from the declining Adilshahi sultanate of Bijapur that formed the genesis of the Maratha Empire. In 1674, he was formally crowned as the Chhatrapati (emperor).

Shri Sibi George commenced his tour of Yamanashi Prefecture with a meeting with Mr. Y. Shimizu, Chairman, Yamanashi Hydrogen Co. on 06/2/2023

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George commenced his tour of Yamanashi Prefecture with a meeting with Mr. Y. Shimizu, Chairman, Yamanashi Hydrogen Co, and visited Komekurayama Electric Storage Technology Research Site that produces clean Hydrogen from solar energy. The Ambassador took a keen interest in the technologies on display at the site and held deep discussions with the Chairman and others. Yamanashi Prefecture, which prides itself on having some of the longest hours of sunshine of any prefecture, is pushing hard for the production of hydrogen using solar power. The prefecture has not only been producing hydrogen but also working with private companies to jointly develop a hydrogen production system, even drawing visitors from abroad who come to inspect its hydrogen-generating facilities. The prefecture is trying to position hydrogen, which is commanding attention as a next-generation energy carrier, as its local speciality.

Shri Sibi George met Mr. Shinji Shimada, President and other senior faculty members of Yamanashi University on 06/02/2023

Ambassador . Shri Sibi George met Mr. Shinji Shimada, President and other senior faculty members of Yamanashi University during a visit to the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Nanomaterials Centre of the University. Discussed enhancing faculty and students exchanges, collaboration with Indian Universities in the field of science and technology, R&D, etc. The Ambassador was on a visit to Yamanashi Prefecture as part of Mission's Prefectural outreach programme. Fuel cells are expected to play a central role in the use of hydrogen energy, whose position was emphasized in Japan's “Basic Energy Plan (Fifth).” In 2018, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) released the “NEDO Fuel Cell / Hydrogen Technology Development Roadmap” (hereinafter referred to as the “NEDO Technology Map”), which organizes technical issues in chronological order.

Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Shri Sibi George met Mr. Eiichi Noguchi, President and senior officials of the Yamanashi Nichinichi Shimbun,

Ambassador Shri Sibi George met Mr. Eiichi Noguchi, President and senior officials of the Yamanashi Nichinichi Shimbun, a leading local newspaper of Yamanashi prefecture and briefed them on developments in India-Japan relations and in the Indian economy. Visit of the Ambassador to the newspaper office and its President and other senior officers is part of the Mission's Prefectural outreach programme, aiming at connecting with all the Prefectures of Japan and seeking their support towards further development of bilateral relations.

Shri Sibi George with H.E. Mr. NAGASAKI Kotaro, Governor of Yamanashi prefecture on 06/02/2023

Shri Sibi George with H.E. Mr. NAGASAKI Kotaro, Governor of Yamanashi prefecture and held wide ranging discussions on collaboration in renewable energy, businesses such as gems and jewellery sector, university and on cultural cooperation. The Ambassador was on a one-day visit to the Yamanashi Prefecture as part of the prefectural outreach, aimed at establishing close connections with all the Prefectures of Japan to further strengthen the bilateral relations. Meeting with the Governor was very fruitful in understanding the areas of cooperation between Yamanashi and India.

On his first visit to Hiroshima Prefecture, Ambassador Shri Sibi George visited the Peace Memorial Museum on 08/02/2023

On his first visit to Hiroshima Prefecture, Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George visited the Peace Memorial Museum and was briefed about the devastation and human suffering that the city witnessed during and in the after of the atomic bomb incident. Ambassador paid tributes at the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima and conveyed a message for peace from India - land of Gandhiji, who symbolizes peace & nonviolence, and the land of Lord Buddha. India and Japan share the same ethos that the world is one family - Vasudhaiva kutumbakam. The city of Hiroshima was a centre of military activities during the imperial era, playing significant roles such as in the First Sino-Japanese War, the Russo-Japanese War, and the two world wars. It was devastated during the 2nd World War but has since returned to his previous glory.

Shri Sibi George had wide ranging discussions with the Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture H.E. Mr. Hidehiko Yuzaki on 08/02/2023

Shri Sibi George had wide ranging discussions with the Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture H.E. Mr. Hidehiko Yuzaki on furthering cooperation between Hiroshima and India in the fields of business, education, tourism, culture and people to people relations. The Ambassador appraised the hon'ble Governor about the India-Japan engagements and expressed hope that  companies and institutions from Hiroshima would look for opportunities for cooperation in India. Hiroshima is the principal city of the Chugoku Region and home to over a million inhabitants.When the first atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the city became known worldwide for this unenviable distinction. After the war, great efforts were taken to rebuild the city. Predictions that the city would be uninhabitable proved false. Destroyed monuments of Hiroshima's historical heritage, like Hiro Hiroshima Castle and Shukkein Garden, were reconstructed. In the center of the city a large park was built and given a name that would reflect the aspirations of the re-born city: Peace Memorial Park.

Shri Sibi George had wide ranging discussions with the Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture H.E. Mr. Hidehiko Yuzaki on 08/02/2023

Shri Sibi George had wide ranging discussions with the Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture H.E. Mr. Hidehiko Yuzaki on furthering cooperation between Hiroshima and India in the fields of business, education, tourism, culture and people to people relations. The Ambassador appraised the hon'ble Governor about the India-Japan engagements and expressed hope that  companies and institutions from Hiroshima would look for opportunities for cooperation in India. Hiroshima is the principal city of the Chugoku Region and home to over a million inhabitants.When the first atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, the city became known worldwide for this unenviable distinction. After the war, great efforts were taken to rebuild the city. Predictions that the city would be uninhabitable proved false. Destroyed monuments of Hiroshima's historical heritage, like Hiro Hiroshima Castle and Shukkein Garden, were reconstructed. In the center of the city a large park was built and given a name that would reflect the aspirations of the re-born city: Peace Memorial Park.

During his visit to Hiroshima Shri Sibi George held a meeting with the Speaker Mr. Takashi Nakamoto & Vice Speaker Mr. Koji Nakahara of the Prefectural Assembly. on 08/02/2023

During his visit to the Hiroshima Prefecture as part of Prefectral outreach, the Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George held a meeting with the Speaker Mr. Takashi Nakamoto & Vice Speaker Mr. Koji Nakahara of the Prefectural Assembly. The Ambassador ddressed the members of Prefectural Assembly. Following the address, a  freewheeling discussion on possibilities of cooperation between Hiroshima and India was held. The Ambassador was accompanied by Shri Nikhlesh Giri, Consul general of India in Osaka during the visit. Hiroshima Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chugoku region of Honshu.Hiroshima Prefecture has a population of 2,811,410 (1 June 2019) and has a geographic area of 8,479 km. Hiroshima Prefecture borders Okayama Prefecture to the east, Tottori Prefecture to the northeast, Shimane Prefecture to the north, and Yamaguchi Prefecture to the southwest.

Shri Sibi George met HE Mr. Toshimitsu Motegi Secretary General of Liberal Democratic Party on 09/02/2023

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George met HE Mr. Toshimitsu Motegi Secretary General of Liberal Democratic Party. Meaningful exchange of views on bilateral and regional issues including Indo-Pacific were held. The Ambassador appraised Mr. Motegi about various activities related to India's G-20 Presidency. India and Japan ‘Special Strategic and Global Partnership’ as well as the shared vision of India and Japan for a peaceful, stable, and prosperous Indo-Pacific was the focus of discussions. Discussions were also held on ways to further promote cultural and people-to-people ties.

Mr. Masato Kanda, Vice Minister, Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan called on the Ambassador Shri Sibi George on 09/02/2023

Mr. Masato Kanda, Vice Minister, Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan called on the Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George and discussed subjects of mutual interest in the Economic and Financial sector. Areas of collaboration in the upcoming meeting wrt G-20 was also highlighted. Economic relations between India and Japan have vast potential for growth, given the obvious complementarities that exist between the two Asian economies. Japan's interest in India is increasing due to variety of reasons including India's big and growing market and its resources, especially the human resources. The signing of the historic India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and its implementation from August 2011 was a significant step for improving the economic and commercial relations between the two countries.

Embassy of India organized a seminar on Union Budget 2023: Investment and Business Opportunities.on 09/02/2023

Embassy of India organized a seminar on Union Budget 2023: Investment and Business Opportunities. Presentations on the budget & new avenues for investment and business were made by Shri Pawan Kumar, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India and Invest- India Japan. Union Budget for the financial year 2023-24 has been presented on 01 February 2023 by the Finance Minister of India. During the seminar, discussions on various investment and business opportunities present in the country. The event featured presentations and remarks providing analysis of the latest developments and trends in the Indian economy, including infrastructure development; emerging business opportunities; and the 3Ts – Trade, Tourism & Technology. The event also provided insights into the current economic climate in India.

Ambassador Shri Sibi George visited Niigata Prefecture and met H.E. Mr Hideyo Hanazumi, Governor of Niigata. on 10/02/2023

Ambassador Shri Sibi George visited Niigata Prefecture and met H.E. Mr Hideyo Hanazumi, Governor of Niigata. They discussed ways to enhance exchanges between India and Niigata and strengthen India - Japan ties. The Ambassador expressed his happiness on observing India’s national bird, the peacock, being displayed in the Governor’s office. The Ambassador appraised the ho'ble Governor on developments related to India-Japan cooperation and India's G-20 Presidency. The Ambassador was accompanied by Shri Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission and Shri Shishir Kothari, First Secretary (Trade) during the visit. Niigata Prefecture is on the west coast of Japan’s Honshu Island, bordering the sea and including Sado Island. It’s known for its ski resorts, national parks and many onsen (hot springs). The coastal capital, Niigata, is noted for its seafood as well as its massive aquarium, Marinepia Nihonkai. The city is also a gateway for exploring the mountainous Echigo region.

Ambassador Shri Sibi George visited Niigata Prefecture and met H.E. Mr Hideyo Hanazumi, Governor of Niigata. on 10/02/2023

Ambassador Shri Sibi George visited Niigata Prefecture and met H.E. Mr Hideyo Hanazumi, Governor of Niigata. They discussed ways to enhance exchanges between India and Niigata and strengthen India - Japan ties. The Ambassador expressed his happiness on observing India’s national bird, the peacock, being displayed in the Governor’s office. The Ambassador appraised the ho'ble Governor on developments related to India-Japan cooperation and India's G-20 Presidency. The Ambassador was accompanied by Shri Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission and Shri Shishir Kothari, First Secretary (Trade) during the visit. Niigata Prefecture is on the west coast of Japan’s Honshu Island, bordering the sea and including Sado Island. It’s known for its ski resorts, national parks and many onsen (hot springs). The coastal capital, Niigata, is noted for its seafood as well as its massive aquarium, Marinepia Nihonkai. The city is also a gateway for exploring the mountainous Echigo region.

Shri Sibi George addressed a Seminar in Niigata, organised by Embassy of India, Tokyo & JETRO, on 10//02/2023

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George addressed a Seminar in Niigata, organised by Embassy of India, Tokyo & JETRO, Niigata on investment opportunities and human resource potential in India for Japanese companies. The number of Japanese companies registered in India are 1439 as of June, 2022 with manufacturing firms accounting for half the total, according to the latest joint survey by the Embassy of Japan in India and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). Similarly, more than 100 Indian companies are working in Japan. India’s Net Foreign Direct Investment in Japan during FY 2020-21 is US$ 40.91 million. India’s AYUSHMAN Bharat Programme and Japan’s AHWIN and have formalized cooperation in areas such as health-care logistics, ICT for tertiary health-care, and human resource development.

Shri Sibi George commenced his visit to Niigata Prefecture with meeting with Mr. Yaichi Nakahara, Mayor of Niigata City on 10/02/2023

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George commenced his visit to Niigata Prefecture with meeting with Mr. Yaichi Nakahara, Mayor of Niigata City Held discussions on strenghening linkages between India and Niigata and deepening India-Japan relations. The Ambassador was on a day-long visit to Niigata Prefecture as part of Prefectural outreach and began the visit by the meeting with the Mayor of Niigata city. India and Japan share ‘Special Strategic and Global Partnership’. Friendship between the two countries has a long history rooted in spiritual affinity and strong cultural and civilizational ties. Economic relations between India and Japan have vast potential for growth, given the obvious complementarities that exist between the two Asian economies. Japan's interest in India is increasing due to variety of reasons including India's big and growing market and its resources, especially the human resources.

Shri Sibi George met Mr Katsuyuki Fukuda, President and senior members of the Niigata Chamber of Commerce and Industry. on 10/02/2023

Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George met Mr Katsuyuki Fukuda, President and senior members of the Niigata Chamber of Commerce and Industry. They exchanged views on deepening India-Japan economic partnership and exploring business opportunities. The Ambassador was on a day-long visit to Niigata Prefecture as part of Prefectural outreach, with economic engagements being the focus. The meeting with  The Niigata Chamber of Commerce and Industry was with a view to explore possibilities of business collaboration between Indian and Niigata Prefecture. Economic relations between India and Japan have vast potential for growth, given the obvious complementarities that exist between the two Asian economies. Japan's interest in India is increasing due to variety of reasons including India's big and growing market and its resources, especially the human resources.

Shri Sibi George was on a day-long visit to Niigata Prefecture. During the visit, the Ambassador had a number of meetings with stakeholders in Niigata prefecture on 10/02/2023

H.E. Shri Sibi George was on a day-long visit to Niigata Prefecture. During the visit, the Ambassador had a number of meetings with stakeholders in Niigata prefecture. In one such meeting, the Ambassador met Mr Takao Sato, President, Broadcasting System of Niigata (BSN) Inc. Mr. sato took Ambassador around their radio and TV stations and explained about their operations. The Ambassador shared his views on India-Japan relations and how Niigata-India linkages can be enhanced. India-Japan enjoy close, warm and historic relation that has culminated into a special strategic and global partnership that spans across a wide spectrum of cooperation that includes defence & security, trade and investment, S&T, education and culture.

Shri Sibi George called on H.E. Mr. Taro Kono Minister for Digital Transformation, on 13/02/2023

Shri Sibi George called on H.E. Mr. Taro Kono Minister for Digital Transformation, and discussed India’s success stories and bilateral cooperation in the digital domain. Opportunities presented by India’s G20 and Japan’s G7 Presidency were also discussed.

Shri Sibi George met with Chairman of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Mr. Yoshinori Kanehana. on 13/02/2023

Shri Sibi George met with Chairman of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Mr. Yoshinori Kanehana. They discussed progress of the MAHSR project, Japan’s partnership in India’s economic transformation, and future collaboration in the hydrogen sector.

Shri Sibi George met with Secretary General of LDP in House of Councilors H.E. Mr. Hiroshige Seko.on 13/02/2023

Shri Sibi George met with Secretary General of LDP in House of Councilors H.E. Mr. Hiroshige Seko. They exchanged views on deepening India-Japan partnership by improving Japanese private sector investment and furthering cooperation under India’s G20 and Japan’s G7 presidencies. This year Japan and India are holding the presidency of G7 and G20 respectively.

Remembering “Bharat Kokila” Smt Sarojini Naidu in Japan. Glimpses of the first ever Multilingual ‘Kavya Paath’ in Japan, on 13/02/2023

Remembering “Bharat Kokila” Smt Sarojini Naidu in Japan. Glimpses of the first ever Multilingual ‘Kavya Paath’ in Japan, held at Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India Tokyo ,brought together several Japanese and Indian poets. Smt. Kanika Aggarwal, Director VCC gave the opening remarks and presented a motivational poem.

Shri Sibi George called on H.E. Mr. Taro Kono Minister for Digital Transformation on 13/02/2023

Shri Sibi George called on H.E. Mr. Taro Kono Minister for Digital Transformation, and discussed India’s success stories and bilateral cooperation in the digital domain. Opportunities presented by India’s G20 and Japan’s G7 Presidency were also discussed.

Shri Sibi George met with Chairman of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Mr. Yoshinori Kanehana on 13/02/2023

Shri Sibi George met with Chairman of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Mr. Yoshinori Kanehana. They discussed progress of the MAHSR project, Japan’s partnership in India’s economic transformation, and future collaboration in the hydrogen sector.

Shri Sibi George met with Chairman of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Mr. Yoshinori Kanehana on 13/02/2022

Shri Sibi George met with Chairman of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Mr. Yoshinori Kanehana.

Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sibi George met with Secretary General of LDP in House of Councilors H.E. Mr. Hiroshige Seko.on 13/02/2023

Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sibi George met with Secretary General of LDP in House of Councilors H.E. Mr. Hiroshige Seko. They exchanged views on deepening India-Japan partnership by improving Japanese private sector investment and furthering cooperation under India’s G20 and Japan’s G7 presidencies. The Ambassador highlighted the need for more closer cooperation in all the sectors between the two sides.

Shri Sibi George met Mr. Shimomura Hakubun, Member of the House of Representatives, Japan and President of Parliamentary League of Promotion of Yoga on 14/02/2023

Shri Sibi George met Mr. Shimomura Hakubun, Member of the House of Representatives, Japan and President of Parliamentary League of Promotion of Yoga. Discussions on promotion of yoga among Japanese Parliamentarians were held.

Shri Sibi George met Mr. Ken Jimbo, President, Asia Pacific Initiative and Managing Director,International House of Japan. on 14/02/2023

H. E. Shri Sibi George met Mr. Ken Jimbo, President, Asia Pacific Initiative and Managing Director,International House of Japan. Discussions on collaboration between think tanks of India and Japan were held .

Shri Sibi George,interacted with the major Yoga organizations and Yoga teachers of Japan on 14/02/2023

“Activating synergies through YOGA” Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George,interacted with the major Yoga organizations and Yoga teachers of Japan on strengthening people to people connections through Yoga. Plans for the upcoming IDY 2023 were also discussed.

“Connecting through language”. Language plays a vital role in connecting people and building societies on 15/02/2023

“Connecting through language”. Language plays a vital role in connecting people and building societies! The students of Hindi Language class Vivekananda Cultrual Centre, Embassy of India, Tokyo had an insightful interactive session with Ms Kanika Aggarwal, Director,VCC. VCC has been conducting regular Hindi classes for the Japanese language enthusiasts, the interactive session introduced the learners to the nuances of Hindi in an interesting way.

As part of its Swagatam India series on tourism promotion, Embassy organized an event showcasing World Heritage Sites in India on 15/02/2023

As part of its Swagatam India series on tourism promotion, Embassy organized an event showcasing World Heritage Sites in India. Presentations were made by representatives from @ficci_india and Indian Tour Operator Committee, Japan. Shri Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission gave the opening remarks.

Shri Sibi George met Members of Parliament Mr. Shinjiro KOIZUMI, Mr. Hideki MURAI, Mr. Fumiaki KOBAYASHI and Mr. Norikazu SUZUKI. on 15/02/2023

Shri Sibi George met Members of Parliament Mr. Shinjiro KOIZUMI, Mr. Hideki MURAI, Mr. Fumiaki KOBAYASHI and Mr. Norikazu SUZUKI. Exchanged views and ideas on strengthening India Japan ties, including through parliamentary exchanges. Regular exchanges have been held between parliamentarians of India and Japan since 2016. Japanese parliament has India-Japan Parliamentary Friendship League (IJPFL) consisting of over 70 members. Previously headed by HOSODA Hiroyuki (then chief of LDP’s largest faction), JIPFL is undergoing restructuring presently.

Shri Sibi George visited Ibaraki Prefecture. His visit to the prefecture started witha meeting with H.E. Mr Kazuhiko Oigawa, Governor of Ibaraki Prefecture. on 17/02/2023

Shri Sibi George visited Ibaraki Prefecture. His visit to the prefecture started with a meeting with H.E. Mr Kazuhiko Oigawa, Governor of Ibaraki Prefecture. Discussions were held on ways to enhance economic and cultural exchanges, particularly human resources cooperation, between India and Ibaraki to further strengthen India-Japan business relations.

Shri Sibi George addressed a seminar, held in Tsukuba city, Ibaraki prefecture, on investment opportunities and human resource potential in India for Japanese companies.

Shri Sibi George addressed a seminar, held in Tsukuba city, Ibaraki prefecture, on investment opportunities and human resource potential in India for Japanese companies. The seminar was organized by the Embassy of India with the support of Japan External Trade Relations Organisation (JETRO), Ibaraki. The Ambassador called on the Japanese companies in Ibaraki Prefecture to take advantage of India's business-friendly trade policies and enhance their engagements with India.Mr. Shishir Kothari, First Secretary (Trade), Embassy of India, made a presentation on business opportunities in India.

Shri Sibi George held a meeting with Mr. Issei Ogawa, Chairman of the Ibaraki Federation of Societies of Commerce & Industry. on 17/02/2023

During his Prefectural visit to the Ibaraki Prefecture, H.E. the Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sibi George held a meeting with Mr. Issei Ogawa, Chairman of the Ibaraki Federation of Societies of Commerce & Industry. During the meeting both sides exchanged views on India-Ibaraki business relations and further enhancing India-Japan trade and commercial ties. Japan’s bilateral trade with India totaled US$ 20.57 billion during FY 2021-22.

Shri Sibi George visited the Ibaraki Precfeture. During the visit, in one of his several meetings, on 17/02/2023

Shri Sibi George visited the Ibaraki Precfeture. During the visit, in one of his several meetings, he met Mr Tatsuo Igarashi, Mayor of Tsukuba city in Ibaraki Prefecture. They held discussions on the potential for enhancing cooperation, particularly in science and technology and human resources, between India and Tsukuba city and deepening India-Japan bilateral ties. Several Indian universities and institutions of highre learning have collaborative partnership with the University of Tsukuba, which is considered as one of the topmost universities of Japan, especiallly for its scientific and technological studies. Tsukuba University has been working very closely with the Embassy of India to further strengthen bilateral science and technology engagements.

hri Sibi George visited camp Imazu in Shiga prefecture to meet and greet the Troops of Indian Army and JGSDF participating in Exercise Dharma Guardian 22 on 17/02/2023

Shri Sibi George visited camp Imazu in Shiga prefecture to meet and greet the Troops of Indian Army and JGSDF participating in Exercise Dharma Guardian 22.The Opening Ceremony of the 4th edition of Exercise Dharma Guardian was held at Aibano Field Firing Range on 17 Feb 23.

Shri Sibi George, during his visit to camp Imazu in Shiga prefecture on 17/02/2023

H.E. Shri Sibi George, during his visit to camp Imazu in Shiga prefecture, had meaningful exchange with Lt Gen Yamane Toshikazu, the Vice Chief of JGSDF and Lt Gen Masayoshi Arai, the General Commanding 3rd Division among other officers present. He witnessed live firing by the Indian troops and static weapon display amongst other briefings. Ambassador George observed close cooperation between India and Japan in this exercise aimed at promoting tactical skill and mutual trust between the JGSDF and Indian Army, and maintaining and strengthening a "Free and Open Indo-Pacific“. Notably this is the first time ever that the DG series of exercise is being held at Japan. The Indian Army is represented by the 5th Regiment, the Gharwal Rifles. The JGSDF is being represented by the 36th Regiment.

Glimpses of “Ramayana through Bharatanatyam”, a signature performance was organised by the VCC,Embassy of India Tokyo. on 17/02/2023

Glimpses of “Ramayana through Bharatanatyam”, a signature performance was organised by the Vivekananda Cultural Centre,Embassy of India Tokyo. Theme of the programme was "Connecting Himalayas with Mount Fuji". Indian Classical dances have been one of the traditional ways of story telling in India. The gracious body movements and elaborate expressions combined with narration and music, are able to transmit the meaning, intent, and interpretation of a folklore. A special performance organised by Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India Tokyo , entailed the story telling of “Ramayana through Bharatnatyam“ in Japanese language and saw a beautiful performance with a full house. The event was inaugurated by Sh Mayank Joshi,Deputy Chief of Mission. Smt Kanika Aggarwal ,Director VCC, felicitated the performing artists.

Shri Sibi George, observed the bilateral field training exercise “DG22” at Aibano Maneuver Area. on 18/02/2023

Shri Sibi George, observed the bilateral field training exercise “DG22” at Aibano Maneuver Area. Notably this is the first time ever that the DG series of exercise is being held at Japan. India-Japan Defense and Security partnership forms an integral pillar of bilateral ties. India-Japan defense exchanges have gained strength in recent years due to growing convergence on strategic matters and its significance is growing from the common outlook on issues of peace, security and stability of the Indo-Pacific Region.A Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation (JDSC) between India and Japan was signed in 2008, a Memorandum of Defence Cooperation and Exchanges was signed in 2014.

Shri Sibi George met Mr Masayoshi Son, Chairman and CEO, Soft Bank Group on 20/02/2023

Shri Sibi George met Mr Masayoshi Son, Chairman and CEO, Soft Bank Group and held discussions on Soft Bank’s engagements in India and India-Japan economic cooperation. Japanese VCs, led by Softbank, have shown particular interest in investing in Indian technology start-ups.

Embassy of India organized an event to share information on the activities and priorities of the Engagement Group Business 20 (B20) under India’s G20 Presidency. on 20/02/2023

As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and G-20 outreach, Embassy of India organized an event to share information on the activities and priorities of the Engagement Group Business 20 (B20) under India’s G20 Presidency. The Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George gave the opening address during the event. He highlighted the close India-Japan relationship and spoke about collaboration between the two sides during their respective Presidencies of G-20 and G-7.  At the event a message from B20 India Chair was played and presentation on B20 India was made by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The Business 20 (B20) is the official G20 dialogue forum with the global business community. Established in 2010, B20 is one of the most important Engagement Groups in G20, with companies and business organizations as participants.

Embassy of India organized an event to share information on the activities and priorities of the Engagement Group Business 20 (B20) on 20/02/2023

As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and G-20 outreach, Embassy of India organized an event to share information on the activities and priorities of the Engagement Group Business 20 (B20) under India’s G20 Presidency. The Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George gave the opening address during the event. He highlighted the close India-Japan relationship and spoke about collaboration between the two sides during their respective Presidencies of G-20 and G-7.  At the event a message from B20 India Chair was played and presentation on B20 India was made by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The Business 20 (B20) is the official G20 dialogue forum with the global business community. Established in 2010, B20 is one of the most important Engagement Groups in G20, with companies and business organizations as participants.

Shri Sibi George met Mr. Hiroshi Watanabe, President, of the Institute for International Monetary Affairs, on 21/02/2023

Shri Sibi George met Mr. Hiroshi Watanabe, President, of the Institute for International Monetary Affairs, and held discussions on India-Japan economic cooperation. The economic relationship between India and Japan has vast potential for growth, given the obvious complementarities that exist between the two economies.

Shri Sibi George met Mr Tsugio Mitsuoka, Chairman, IHI Corp on 21/02/2023

Shri Sibi George met Mr Tsugio Mitsuoka, Chairman, IHI Corp to discuss IHI’s business operations in India and potential for furthering India-Japan economic cooperation. J

Shri Sibi George held a meeting with H.E NISHIMURA Akihiro, Minister of Environment of Japan on 21/02/2023

. Shri Sibi George held a meeting with H.E NISHIMURA Akihiro, Minister of Environment of Japan. They held discussion on deepening Japan and India partnership and working together on issues of global importance such as Climate change.

Shri Sibi George met with H.E Mr IZUMI Kenta, President, Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan on

Shri Sibi George met with H.E Mr IZUMI Kenta, President, Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and discussed ways to strengthen India Japan partnership. Also present at the meeting were Members of Parliament, H.E Mr. OKADA Katsuya and H.E Mr. GENBA Koichiro.

Shri Sibi George met H.E. Mr Takeaki Matsumoto, Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan, on 22/02/2023

Shri Sibi George met H.E. Mr Takeaki Matsumoto, Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan, and held discussions on India-Japan cooperation in the field of information and communications technologies. On May 13, 2022, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) held the seventh meeting of the Japan-India Joint Working Group with the Ministry of Communications of India. This meeting was held under Japan-India ICT Comprehensive Cooperation Framework. The participants from Japan included Mr. SASAKI Yuji (Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination (International Affairs)) and representatives of Japanese ICT-related enterprises. The participants from India included Mr. Shri V.L Kantha Rao (Additional Secretary (Technology) of the Department of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications) and representatives of Indian ICT-related enterprises. In this meeting, discussions were held on future cooperation between Japan and India related to ICT technologies, including 5G/Beyond 5G, Open RAN, and submarine cable systems.

Seminar on "Harvesting the Potential: A Millet Celebration" to celebrate the International Year of Millets 2023 on 22/02/2023

Seminar on "Harvesting the Potential: A Millet Celebration" to celebrate the International Year of Millets 2023 The event showcased health benefits and role of millets in ensuring food security as also their culinary potential. Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Shri Sibi George; H.E. Mr Takaaki Katsumata, State Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan; and Ms Eriko Hibi, Director, FAO Liaision Office in Tokyo

Embassy and Indian Information Technology Association in Japan (IITAJ) explore opportunities and avenues for Indian IT companies and Indian High Skilled IT Human resources in Japan on 22/02/2023

Embassy of India in Tokyo and Indian Information Technology Association in Japan (IITAJ) explore opportunities and avenues for Indian IT companies and Indian High Skilled IT Human resources in Japan

Shri Sibi George visited the Cancer Research Institute, Kanazawa University 0n 24/02/2023

Shri Sibi George visited the Cancer Research Institute, Kanazawa University and discussed ongoing Research and Development projects between India and Japan in the field of cancer research.

Shri Sibi George met Dr Takashi Wada, President of Kanazawa University on 24/021/2023

Shri Sibi George met Dr Takashi Wada, President of Kanazawa University and held discussion on S&T, traditional medicine, startups and new and emerging technologies.

Shri Sibi George held discussions with Indian students and researchers in JAIST on 24/02/2023

Shri Sibi George held discussions with Indian students and researchers in JAIST. Ambassador urged them to become a link between India and Japan, fostering a closer relationship, promoting academic excellence and encouraging cultural exchanges.

Shri Sibi George met Prof Minoru Terano, President, JAIST on 24/02/2023

Shri Sibi George met Prof Minoru Terano, President, JAIST and held discussion on ongoing R&D projects between India and Japan. Ambassador also attended a Microsymposium at JAIST that showcased different technologies being developed by Indian scientists in Japan. JAIST was established in the centre of Ishikawa Science park. It is to the south of Kanazawa City.

Shri Sibi George visited Kaiho Sangyo HQ in Kanazawa city on 24/02/2023

Shri Sibi George visited Kaiho Sangyo HQ in Kanazawa city and held discussions with the executive board regarding their operations in India. India and Japan relations have matured over the years to cover a wide range of areas of cooperation including political, defense and security, economic, science and technology, education, cultural and people to people exchange.

Shri Sibi George visited the NanoLSI Centre, Kanazawa University on 24/02/2023

Shri Sibi George visited the NanoLSI Centre, Kanazawa University and discussed avenues to promote further exchanges between India and Japan in the field of Nanotechnology.Nano Life Science Institute (NanoLSI),

Embassy of India in Japan organised an event “Indian Diaspora in Japan- Towards Amrit Kaal”. on 25/02/2023

Embassy of India in Japan organised an event “Indian Diaspora in Japan- Towards Amrit Kaal”. In his opening address, H.E. Mr. Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan lauded the Indian community for its contribution towards strengthening of India-Japan relations. He called upon the community to be the messengers of India’s progress to the world.Ambassador Sibi George also announced the launch of Indian Cultural Network (ICN), Indian Professional Network (IPN) and Indian Business Network (IBN) on which presentations were made by officials from the Embassy .During the event, Ambassador Sibi George felicitated Ms. Maqsooda Sarfi Shiotani, President of Ishikawa Indian Association, the recipient of prestigious Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award 2023 presented by Hon’ble President of India, Ms. Draupadi Murmu at the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas Convention held in Indore, Madhya Pradesh in January 2023. Ambassador Sibi George also felicitated students from Indian schools in Tokyo who had participated in Embassy events and winners of the Weekly Quiz competitions organized by Vivekanand Cultural Center (VCC). A quiz on G20 under India’s Presidency was organized during the event that saw enthusiastic participation by the Indian community members. Indian community members also performed Indian dance and music during the event. The event was live telecast and witnessed an overwhelming response from the members of Indian diaspora in Japan.

A session on “Yogic Management of Diabetes” held at Vivekananda Cultural Centre,Embassy of India Tokyo on 27/02/2023

A session on “Yogic Management of Diabetes” held at Vivekananda Cultural Centre,Embassy of India Tokyo, was inaugurated by Ms Kanika Aggarwal ,Director VCC . Several yogis and doctors of Japan, participated in the program. The session comprised of lectures and practical demonstrations followed by a Q&A session.Yoga is a mind-body therapy that’s often recommended to treat not only back pain but the stress that accompanies it. The appropriate poses can relax and strengthen your body. Practicing yoga for even a few minutes a day can help you gain more awareness of your body. Besides the regular Yoga classes, the VCC has been organising a number of special sessions focused on day to day health issues faced by the people.

Ambssador Shri Sibi George welcomed the Indian delegation led by Mr Anurag Jain, Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, a,visiting Japan on 27/02/2023

Ambassador of India to Japan welcomed the Indian delegation led by Mr Anurag Jain, Secretary, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Government of India,visiting Japan for the 5th meeting of the India-Japan Industrial Competitiveness Partnership and Investment Promotion Seminars. In FY2020, Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC) Survey Report on Overseas Business Operations by Japanese Manufacturing Companies (Survey of Overseas Direct Investment by Japanese Companies) ranked India a close second to China for Japanese outward FDI in mid-term (3 years). Japanese FDI in India has increased in recent years but it still remains small compared to Japan's total outward FDI. Cumulatively, from 2000 until September 2021, the investments to India have been around US$ 36.25 billion (Source : DPIIT, Government of India), ranking it fifth among source country for FDI. Japanese FDI into India has mainly been in automobile, electrical equipment, telecommunications, chemical, financial (insurance) and pharmaceutical sectors.

Shri Sibi George commenced his visit to Aichi with meeting with, H.E. Mr Hideaki Ohmura, Governor of Aichi on 28/02/2023

Shri Sibi George commenced his visit to Aichi with meeting with, H.E. Mr Hideaki Ohmura, Governor of Aichi They held discussions on Indian-Japan Special Strategic & Global Partnership and on the potential for enhancing B2B exchanges between India and Nagoya/Aichi.

Shri Sibi George met Chairman, Mr Tadashi Shimao and other senior members of the Nagoya Chamber of Commerce & Industry. on 28/02/2023

Shri Sibi George met Chairman, Mr Tadashi Shimao and other senior members of the Nagoya Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Exchanged views on further promoting B2B linkages and trade & investment between India and Japan.

Shri Sibi George met Mr Takashi Kawamura, Mayor of Nagoya on 28/02/2023

Shri Sibi George met Mr Takashi Kawamura, Mayor of Nagoya and talked about the potential for enhancing cooperation, particularly in the economic domain, between India and Nagoya and deepening India-Japan bilateral ties.

During the visit to Japan Mr Anurag Jain, Secretary Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Government of India, and Mr. HIROHIDE Hirai lead their delegations on 28/02/2023

During the visit to Japan Mr Anurag Jain, Secretary Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Government of India, and Mr. HIROHIDE Hirai lead their delegations at the 5th meeting of the India-Japan Industrial Competitiveness Partnership and Investment Promotion (IJICP). Both sides discussed the recent progress and future direction of the IJICP for the next 5 years.

Embassy of India with Deloitte Tohmatsu Group, Japan and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) organized a seminar on “Indian startup ecosystem - opportunities for Japanese CVCs”.on 01/03/2023

Embassy of India with Deloitte Tohmatsu Group, Japan and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) organized a seminar on “Indian startup ecosystem - opportunities for Japanese CVCs”. Ambassador of India to Japan HE Shri Sibi George talked about how Government of India is leading the startups initiative including establishment of Startup 20 under G20. Mr Krish Gopalkrishnan gave a presentation on Digital India highlighting a trillion dollar opportunity for investors. Mr. Kazuo Nakajo, Executive Vice President of Japan External Trade Relations Organisation (JETRO) also spoke on the occasion. The event also saw panel discussions between leading Japanese investors on trends, opportunities in India.

Ex Dharma Guardian 22 concludes with Closing Ceremony, Camp Imazu, Shiga Prefecture on 01 Mar 2023

Ex Dharma Guardian 22 concludes with Closing Ceremony, Camp Imazu, Shiga Prefecture on 01 Mar 23.The Indian Army troops joined JGSDF at the 4th edition of the Exercise on 12 Feb 23. This was the first time that the bilateral joint military Exercise was held in Japan. This will be the 4th edition of the Exercise ‘Dharma Guardian’ between India and Japan.

Yoga” organised by Embassy of India, Tokyo on the sidelines of Ex Dharma Guardian 22 at Camp Imazu, Shiga Prefecture.on 01/03/2023

Strengthening bonds with “Yoga” organised by Embassy of India, Tokyo on the sidelines of Ex Dharma Guardian 22 at Camp Imazu, Shiga Prefecture. Indian Army and JGSDF personnel enhance fitness, bonhomie, camaraderie and inter-operability for stronger defence cooperation. Ex DHARMA GUARDIAN-2022, an annual exercise between Indian Army and Japanese Ground Self Defence Force which commenced on 27 February 2022 at Foreign Training Node, Belgaum successfully culminated on 10 March 2022 after twelve days of intense joint military training, providing an unique opportunity of achieving synergy between Armed Forces of both the Nations which is focused towards strengthening the timeless bonds of India - Japan friendship.

Vivekananda Cultural Centre , Embassy of India Tokyo presents a series of book reading sessions of various books related to Indian philosophy , traditions and culture. on 01/03/2023

Vivekananda Cultural Centre , Embassy of India Tokyo presents a series of book reading sessions of various books related to Indian philosophy , traditions and culture. A book reading session covering the prominent text of Indian Philosophy “Bhagwad Gita was held at the VCC Library . Prof Sato , the author of the Japanese translation of Bhagwad Gita , shared the musings from the Gita and also addressed many queries of the curious audience. Sato Hiroyuki, a professor at the Musashino University, Tokyo has translated the Indian holy Hindu ure Bhagavad Gita into the Japanese language. The 272-page book was unveiled in Tokyo on December 25, 2022. Having done the Japanese translation of Subhadra Kumari Chauhan’s “Jhansi ki Rani” and the Theory of the Origination of the Universe in Indian Philosophy: Special Reference to the Vedanta paribhasa, Satou Hiroyuki is the second Japanese native to translate Bhagavad Gita into Japanese language. He has been associated with the School of Distance Learning, Department of Human Sciences, Musashino University in Tokyo since 2016.

Shri Sibi George interacted with 9 Indian start-ups from T-Hub Hyderabad working in different fields

Shri Sibi George interacted with 9 Indian start-ups from T-Hub Hyderabad working in different fields ranging from providing digital and EV shared mobility solutions to simplifying cross border movement of goods and people. India is the world’s fastest growing startup ecosystem and the third largest startup ecosystem with around 79,000 registered startups. It has more than 100 unicorns, out of which 44 unicorns were born in 2021 and more than 23 unicorns in 2022.

Shri Sibi George met Dr Houkin Kiyohiro, President of Hokkaido University on 02/03/2023

Shri Sibi George met Dr Houkin Kiyohiro, President of Hokkaido University and held discussion on avenues of collaboration between India and Japan in education sector. A Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) in the field of Education between Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt of India and Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Govt of Japan was signed in 2015 to encourage the development of contacts and cooperation between the educational institutions of the two countries and possible support for exchange of aspiring students between the two countries.

Ambassador Shri Sibi George met Mr Katsuhiro Akimoto, Mayor of Sapporo city

Shri Sibi George met Mr Katsuhiro Akimoto, Mayor of Sapporo city and talked about the potential for enhancing cooperation, particularly in the economic domain, between India and Sapporo and deepening India-Japan bilateral ties.

Embassy of India with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Invest Japan, organized a seminar in Sapporo city,

Embassy of India with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and Invest Japan, organized a seminar in Sapporo city, Hokkaido Prefecture on Investment opportunities and human resource potential in India for Japanese companies. Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Shri Sibi George addressed the gathering and highlighted recent initiatives by Government of India to promote ease of doing business. Economic cooperation is one of the cornerstones of India-Japan partnership.

Shri Sibi George visited the HQ of Hokkaido Television Broadcasting Network and met with President Mr Tatsuro Terauchi.

Shri Sibi George visited the HQ of Hokkaido Television Broadcasting Network and met with President Mr Tatsuro Terauchi. Both sides discussed views on India Japan relations and how Hokkaido India linkages can be enhanced. Ambassador also took a tour of the HTB studio in Sapporo.

hri Sibi George met H.E Mr. NIKAI Toshihiro, Member of House of Representatives and Former Secretary General of Liberal Democratic Party.

Shri Sibi George met H.E Mr. NIKAI Toshihiro, Member of House of Representatives and Former Secretary General of Liberal Democratic Party. They discussed importance of regular Parliamentary exchanges for strengthening the India-Japan partnership.  The Ambassador was accompanied by Shri Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission during the meeting.

Shri Sibi George met Professor Kosaku DAIROKUNO, President, Meiji University, Tokyo on 06/03/2023

Shri Sibi George met Professor Kosaku DAIROKUNO, President, Meiji University, Tokyo and held discussions on the status of existing collaborations between Meiji University and Indian higher educational institutions. The Ambassador suggested ways to further enhance academic cooperation between India and Japan. Meiji University has collaboration with several Indian institutions of higher learning, including Indian Institute of Science, Jadavpur University, Jawaharlal Nehru University, University of Pune etc.

Shri Sibi George visited Foodex 2023 and inaugurated the pavilions of Indian Trade Promotion Organization and Spices Board India on 07/03/2023

Shri Sibi George visited Foodex 2023 and inaugurated the pavilions of Indian Trade Promotion Organization and Spices Board India displaying a wide range of Indian food products. "FOODEX JAPAN / International Food and Beverage Exhibition" is one of the largest food and beverage exhibitions in Asia.This exhibition, which has been held every year since 1976, will be held for the 48th time in 2023,

Shri Sibi George met CEO of Hitachi Global Mr Toshiaki Higashihara on 07/03/2023

Shri Sibi George met CEO of Hitachi Global Mr Toshiaki Higashihara and exchanged views on expanding Hitachi Ltd. business ventures in India as part of Make in India. Hitachi Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of electrical equipment.

Shri Sibi George met CEO of Hitachi Global Mr Toshiaki Higashihara on 07/03/2023

Shri Sibi George met CEO of Hitachi Global Mr Toshiaki Higashihara and exchanged views on expanding Hitachi Ltd. business ventures in India as part of Make in India. Hitachi Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of electrical equipment.

celebration of International Women’s Day organised by Vivekananda Cultural Centre,Embassy of India Tokyo.on 07/03/2023

Glimpses of “Blooms & Looms”, a celebration of International Women’s Day organised by Vivekananda Cultural Centre,Embassy of India Tokyo. Madame Yuko Hayashi, spouse of Foreign Minister of Japan and Madame Joice Sibi, spouse of Ambassador of India to Japan graced the event . The event was a platform for bringing together the women of India and Japan to celebrate their womanhood , commonalities and differences . An Ikebana demonstration and an Indian Weaves Fashion walk , showcasing nearly 60 varieties of Indian Looms were the highlights of the program. Several Japanese social media influeners, winners of Miss Japan World 2022 contest and women from both Indian and Japanese communities participated in the event. The event saw anthusiastic participation by women from all walks of life.

Friends of India in Japan and friends of Japan celebrated Holi Festival at the Embassy of India on 08/03/2023

Friends of India in Japan and friends of Japan celebrated Holi Festival at the Embassy of India Tokyo. H.E. Mr. Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan addressed the gathering and wished them all a Happy Holi. Both Japanese and Indian community members took part in the festivities organised in the Vivekananda Culture Centre of the Embassy of India, Tokyo. Often referred to as the festival of colour,

Shri Sibi George met Mr Makoto Uchida, President and CEO, Nissan Motor Corporation on 09/03/2023

Shri Sibi George met Mr Makoto Uchida, President and CEO, Nissan Motor Corporation and discussed Nissan's operations in India and opportunities for further expansion. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japanese industrial corporation that manufactures automobiles, trucks, and buses under the names Nissan and Datsun.

Embassy of India, Tokyo launched the AYUSH Information Cell at the Embassy on 9th March 2023.

The Embassy of India, Tokyo launched the AYUSH Information Cell at the Embassy on 9th March 2023. Hon’ble Minister of AYUSH Shri Sarbananda Sonowal delivered a video message on the occasion. Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Shri Sibi George in his remarks highlighted the benefits of the Indian mediciane system and invited the Japanese audience to experience the goodness of Ayurvedic and Yoga. There was overwhelming response to the Ayurveda Exhibition held on the occasion of the launch of AYUSH Information Cell.

Shri Sibi George commenced his visit to Ishikawa prefecture with meeting with, H.E. Mr Hiroshi Hase, Governor of Ishikawa prefecture. on 10/03/2023

Shri Sibi George commenced his visit to Ishikawa prefecture with meeting with, H.E. Mr Hiroshi Hase, Governor of Ishikawa prefecture. They held discussions on Indian-Japan Special Strategic & Global Partnership and on the potential for enhancing exchanges between India and Ishikawa prefecture.

Shri Sibi George commenced his visit to Ishikawa prefecture with meeting with, H.E. Mr Hiroshi Hase, Governor of Ishikawa prefecture.

Shri Sibi George commenced his visit to Ishikawa prefecture with meeting with, H.E. Mr Hiroshi Hase, Governor of Ishikawa prefecture. They held discussions on Indian-Japan Special Strategic & Global Partnership and on the potential for enhancing exchanges between India and Ishikawa prefecture.

. Shri Sibi George gave the keynote remarks at Seminar organised by Ishikawa India Association on the occasion of 70th Anniversary of the India Japan Diplomatic Relations.

Shri Sibi George gave the keynote remarks at Seminar organised by Ishikawa India Association on the occasion of 70th Anniversary of the India Japan Diplomatic Relations. Ambassador highlighted tenets of India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership and common objectives in Indo-Pacific. Former Ambassador to India, Hiroshi Hirabayashi also addressed the gathering of major companies in Hokuritsu region. Ms. Maqsooda Sarfi Shiotani, President of Ishikawa India Association and PBSA 2023 awardee also spoke on the occasion and highlighted the work done by her Asoociation in prmoting India-Japan relations.

The One day “TABLA Workshop for beginners” at Vivekananda Cultural Centre. Embassy of India, received an overwhelming response from friends of India in Japan, of all age groups. on 11/03/2023

“Connecting Through Culture” ….. The One day “TABLA Workshop for beginners” at Vivekananda Cultural Centre. Embassy of India, received an overwhelming response from friends of India in Japan, of all age groups. The workshop included a lecture demonstration and practice ; led by Mr Shigeru Moriyama, the tabla teacher at VCC.

Shri Sibi George met HE Mr. Oka Masami, Vice Minister of Defence, International Affairs,

Shri Sibi George met HE Mr. Oka Masami, Vice Minister of Defence, International Affairs, at MoD. They exchanged ideas on enhancing defence cooperation between India and Japan. India-Japan Defense and Security partnership forms an integral pillar of bilateral ties. India-Japan defense exchanges have gained strength in recent years due to growing convergence on strategic matters and its significance is growing from the common outlook on issues of peace, security and stability of the Indo-Pacific Region.

Shri Sibi George met General Yoshihide Yoshida, COS JGSDF at MOD. on 13/03/2023

Shri Sibi George met General Yoshihide Yoshida, COS JGSDF at MOD. They discussed the success of recently concluded Exercise Dharma Guardian and the feasibility of enhancing defence cooperation between the two countries especially between JGSDF and Indian Army.

Shri Sibi George met Mr. Akihiro Nikkaku, President, Toray Industries

Shri Sibi George met Mr. Akihiro Nikkaku, President, Toray Industries and discussed business operations, opportunities for expansion in India and contributing to society with innovative ideas and technology.

Shri Sibi George met General Yamazaki Koji COS JS, JSDF at MOD on 13/03/2023

Shri Sibi George met General Yamazaki Koji COS JS, JSDF at MOD. They discussed the strategic importance of military to military ties and Defence Cooperation between the Forces of the two nations.

Ms Kanika Aggarwal, Director VCC inaugurated the “Indian Dance Show- the Naach Night” ; held at Uchisaiwaicho Hall Tokyo.

Ms Kanika Aggarwal, Director VCC inaugurated the “Indian Dance Show- the Naach Night” ; held at Uchisaiwaicho Hall Tokyo. The event featured various genres of Indian Dance performances by Japanese artists of Indian Dances and witnessed an overwhelming response from the friends of India in Japan.

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) organised Hindi play "Jeevan Ke Raste Mein" and Bengali play "Shakuntala" by the students of Hindi and Bengali

Embassy of India, Tokyo in association with Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS) organised Hindi play "Jeevan Ke Raste Mein" and Bengali play "Shakuntala" by the students of Hindi and Bengali in TUFS. Embassy of India also interacted with prof. Kayoko Hayashi, President of TUFS.

Shri Sibi George met Mr Eiji Hashimoto, President of Nippon Steel Corporation on 23/03/2023

Shri Sibi George met Mr Eiji Hashimoto, President of Nippon Steel Corporation and discussed Nippon Steel’s operations in India and plans for future expansion. Nippon Steel is a world leader in technology and manufacturing.  Nippon Steel Corporation was formed in 2012 by the merger of the old Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal. The old Nippon Steel Corporation was established in 1970 by the merger of Fuji Iron & Steel and Yawata Iron & Steel. Nippon Steel is the world's third largest steel producer by volume as of 2019. Nippon Steel and Arcelor Mittal jointly established AM/NS India in December 2019 by acquiring Essar Steel India Limited (ESIL) of the Essar Group. AM/NS India is currently the fifth largest producer of crude steel in India.

Mr. Sibi George met Gen Izutsu, COS and Lt Gen Ogasawara, Japan Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) on 23/03/2023

Mr. Sibi George met Gen Izutsu, COS and Lt Gen Ogasawara, Japan Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) and held discussions on deepening defence cooperation and exchanges between JASDF and Indian Air Force.An Indian Air Force fighter contingent participated in the joint fighter aircraft exercise "Veer Guardian 2023" with the JASDFfrom 12 to 26 January, 2023.

Embassy of India, organised Sakura viewing(Hanami) celebration of the Spring season from 24-29 March 2023.

Embassy of India, Tokyo organised Sakura viewing(Hanami) celebration of the Spring season from 24-29 March 2023. The event was graced by the presence of H.E Mr. HOSODA Hiroyuki, Speaker of House of Representatives, H.E. Mr HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. NISHIMURA Yasutoshi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), H.E Mr. KONO Taro, Minister for Digital Transformation, H.E Mr. WATANABE Hiromichi, Minister for Reconstruction and H.E. Mr. HAGIUDA Koichi, Chairperson, Policy Research Council of LDP. Important dignitaries included State Ministers, Parliamentary Vice Ministers, Special Advisors to Prime Minister, distinguished Members of Parliament, Governors, Mayors, Former Ambassadors of Japan to India, Vice Ministers and friends of India. Vice minister of Defense for international affairs OKA Masami, LT GEN Yamane Toshikazu, VCOS of JGSDF and LT Gen Ogasawara Takuto, VCOS, JASDF attended the Hanami celebration. Members of Parliament and Japan India Parliamentary Friendship League (JIPFL), Senior officials of Government of Japan, business community, academia, Think Tanks, Media, representatives of art & culture and famous performing artists and friends of India attended the events. During the Hanami-celebration week  being organized between 24-29 March 2023, the Embassy has organised a photo exhibition of India-Japan 70 years of establishment of India-Japan relations. In addition, two exhibition Lounges for Millets and AYSUH (Ayruveda, Yoga, Sidda, Unaani and Homeopathy) also have been set up, showcasing International Year of Millets 2023 and healthcare and wellbeing benefits of AYUSH.

Embassy of India organized an event ‘Swagatam India: Tourism Seminar in the State of Gujarat

Embassy of India organized an event ‘Swagatam India: Tourism Seminar in the State of Gujarat with Special Focus on the Statue of Unity, Kevadia, Gujarat’. The event was joined virtually by Tourism Corporation of Gujarat and also featured a cultural performance. The Embassy of India in Japan has started a montly series named as "Swagatam India" on India tourism promotion. Each month the series focuses on a new state and theme, inviting the tourism promotion agency of the state and other stakeholders to showcase the tourism potentil of the state to the Japanese stakeholders. These events become more significant as the year 2022-23 is being celebrated as the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic relations between India and Japan.

Embassy of India, Tokyo organised Sakura viewing(Hanami) celebration of the Spring season in continuation on 25 March 2023.

Embassy of India, Tokyo organised Sakura viewing(Hanami) celebration of the Spring season in continuation on 25 March 2023. Madam Joice Sibi, Spouse of Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George, was joined by Madam Yuko Kishida, spouse of Hon’ble Prime Minister of Japan, HE Mr. Fumio Kishida and friends of India in celebrations of Sakura Festival 2023 at Embassy of India, Tokyo. The Hanami-celebration week is being organized between 24-29 March 2023. The Embassy has organised a photo exhibition of India-Japan 70 years of establishment of India-Japan relations. In addition, two exhibition Lounges for Millets and AYSUH (Ayruveda, Yoga, Sidda, Unaani and Homeopathy) also have been set up, showcasing International Year of Millets 2023 and healthcare and wellbeing benefits of AYUSH.

Shri Sibi George met Mr.Sugino Tsuyoshi, President, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) on 24/03/2023

Shri Sibi George met Mr.Sugino Tsuyoshi, President, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and discussed areas of collaboration in the field of Research and Exchanges between the Scientific fraternity of India and Japan.

Embassy organised the Curtain Raiser of International Day of Yoga 2023 on 26/03/2023

Embassy of India, Tokyo organised the Curtain Raiser of International Day of Yoga 2023 in Chidorigafuchi during the Cherry Blossom Festival. The Curtain Raiser event for the 9th International Day of Yoga was held at the Embassy of India on 26th March 2023. HE Mr. Sibi George led the large group of Japanese Yoga practitioners, members of Indian diaspora and other Yoga enthusiasts in Yoga practice. The Embassy like previous years will be oragnising the IDY 2023 with great enthusiam and fervour and the curtain raiser was held to begin the preparations for the main event on June 21, 2023. The year 2022-23 marks the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic relations between India and Japan. The embassy of India has been organising a variety of programmes and exchanges of celebrating this landmark year. The event was part of VCC's connecting through culture programme, which also includes Yoga, Ayurveda etc.

Shri Sibi George met Mr. Ichiro Kashitani, President and CEO, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, on 27/0o3/2023

Shri Sibi George met Mr. Ichiro Kashitani, President and CEO, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and discussed Toyota Tsusho’s operations in India and future opportunities. Toyota Tsusho Corporation is a sōgō shōsha (trading company), a member of the Toyota Group

Shri Sibi George met Mr Nobuhiro Endo, Chairman, NEC Corporation on 27/03/2023

Shri Sibi George met Mr Nobuhiro Endo, Chairman, NEC Corporation and discussed NEC’s operations in India and plans for further expansion.

In continuation, Embassy of India, celebrated the Cherry Blossom Festival on 28 March 2023 with the members of the Japanese business community and officials

In continuation, Embassy of India, celebrated the Cherry Blossom Festival on 28 March 2023 with the members of the Japanese business community and officials, Mr Tadashi Maeda, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Mr Tatsuyo Yasunaga, Chairman of Japan India Business Cooperation Committee (JIBCC) of Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Chairman, Board of Directors, Mitsui & Co.

In continuation, Embassy celebrated the Cherry Blossom Festival on 29 March 2023 with representatives from Diplomatic Corp, Media, Think-Tanks and Academia.

In continuation, Embassy of India, celebrated the Cherry Blossom Festival on 29 March 2023 with representatives from Diplomatic Corp, Media, Think-Tanks and Academia. Think tanks have become a common feature of policy development across the world even as their role and activities vary across countries.

Grammy Awardee Padma Bhushan Sh T.H. Vinayakram’s GHATAM performance at Vivekananda Cultural Centre,Embassy of India Tokyo ON 29/03/2023

Grammy Awardee Padma Bhushan Sh T.H. Vinayakram’s GHATAM performance at Vivekananda Cultural Centre,Embassy of India Tokyo , received a roaring round of applause from audience including resident Ambassadors and friends of India in Japan. The takudi Harihara Vinayakram(born 11 August 1942), also known asVikku Vinayakram, is an Indian percussionist. He is also known as the God of ghatam.He plays Carnatic music with the ghatam, an earthen pot, and is credited with popularising the ghatam. He was awarded the Padma Shri, given by Government of India in 2002, and later the 2012 Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, the highest honour in the performing arts conferred by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama. In 2014 he was awarded the Padma Bhushan.

Shri Sibi George met Mr Yoshihiro Hidaka, CEO, Yamaha Motor Co. ON 31/03/2023

Shri Sibi George met Mr Yoshihiro Hidaka, CEO, Yamaha Motor Co. to exchange views on Yamaha's operations in India and discuss opportunities for future growth.

A virtual pitching event by Indian Startups in agriculture sector was jointly organized by Invest India and Embassy ON 31/03/2023

A virtual pitching event by Indian Startups in agriculture sector was jointly organized by Invest India and Embassy of India to provide a platform to ten startups from India to pitch their innovations to Japanese investors and business corporations.

To commemorate the foundation day of the state of Bihar, Embassy of India, in association with Bihar diaspora in Japan and Indian community, organized an event on 03/04/2023

To commemorate the foundation day of the state of Bihar, Embassy of India, in association with Bihar diaspora in Japan and Indian community, organized an event to commemorate Bihar Day. The event included presentations on investment and tourism potential in the state of Bihar by the Bihar State Tourism development board and Bihar government. The event saw several cultural performances depicting the rich cultural heritage of Bihar.

Shri Sibi George met H.E. Mr. Koichi Hagiuda, Chairman of Policy Research Council (PRC) of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)on 03/04/2023

H.E. Shri Sibi George met H.E. Mr. Koichi Hagiuda, Chairman of Policy Research Council (PRC) of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and exchanged views on bilateral ties between India and Japan. Koichi Hagiuda, chairman of the Policy Research Council of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP),

Shri Sibi George met Mr.Kitamura Masayoshi, Chairman,Japan Carbon Frontier Organization(JCOAL) and Mr.Tsukamoto Osamu, President, JCOAL on 04/04/2023

Shri Sibi George met Mr.Kitamura Masayoshi, Chairman,Japan Carbon Frontier Organization(JCOAL) and Mr.Tsukamoto Osamu, President, JCOAL and discussed the bilateral framework to promote Clean Energy and efficient use of Technology to minimize the effects of Climate Change.

Shri Sibi George welcomes Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik on his arrival in Japan. on 04/04/2023

Shri Sibi George welcomes Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik on his arrival in Japan. Hon’ble Chief Minister is leading a delegation of Senior officials and business representatives from Odisha for engaging on Investment, Trade and industrial development opportunities.

Hon'ble Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik addressed leading business community of Japan, on 05/04/2023

Hon'ble Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik addressed leading business community of Japan, underlining investment opportunities in Odisha. He highlighted the State’s abundant natural resources, robust industry and skilled human resources. Minister of Industries, Shri Pratap Keshari Deb, invited industry leaders to explore vast opportunities available for Invest in India. The government of Odisha in association with the Indian Embassy in Japan, the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), and the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), hosted the Tokyo meet, which was attended by over 200 delegates, representing various industries from across Japan. The state has received the investment intents in the sectors like logistics, metal ancillary, steel, metal downstream, green hydrogen and green ammonia, green energy equipment manufacturing and IT/IteS.

Shri Sibi George Visited in Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands to present his credentials to H.E Mr. David Kabua, President, Republic of Marshall Island .

Shri Sibi George Visited in Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands to present his credentials to H.E Mr. David Kabua, President, Republic of Marshall Islands He was received by Mr Glansay Enos, Chief of Protocol, Republic of Marshall Islands.He conveyed greetings of Hon’ble President, Smt Droupadi Murmu, and Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi to the President and people of RMI.

H.E. Shri Sibi George met with Iroij Lejje Loeak of the Council of Iroij (Council of Chiefs).on 05/04/2023

H.E. Shri Sibi George met with Iroij Lejje Loeak of the Council of Iroij (Council of Chiefs). They discussed the progress made in India and Republic of Marshall Islands relations and future cooperation. The Council of Iroij is comprised of 12 tribal chiefs who advise the Presidential Cabinet and review legislation affecting customary law or any traditional practice, including land tenure.

Shri Sibi George met with H.E. Ms. Kitlang Kabua, Hon'ble Foreign Minister of Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI).

H.E. Shri Sibi George met with H.E. Ms. Kitlang Kabua, Hon'ble Foreign Minister of Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI). They discussed bilateral cooperation between India and RMI and ways to further deepen ties between the two countries. India was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) in April 1995.

Shri Sibi George visited the Clam and Coral Project undertaken by India in Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands.on 07/04/2023

Shri Sibi George visited the Clam and Coral Project undertaken by India in Majuro, Republic of Marshall Islands. The Phase 1 of the project focused on building a clam hatchery for giant clams and farmed coral facility for supporting women farmers.

Embassy of India and RMI organised a Curtain Raiser event for the International Day of Yoga (IDY) -2023 in Majuro, Marshall Islands on 07/04/2023

The Embassy of India and RMI organised a Curtain Raiser event for the International Day of Yoga (IDY) -2023 in Majuro, Marshall Islands. H.E. Mr. Sibi George, Ambassador of India to japan and RMI inaugurated the event and participated. He urged the RMI people to adopt Yoga for a healthy lifestyle and to take part in the IDY 2023 on 21 June, 2023.

On the auspicious occasion of Buddha Poornima, a YOGA SHIVIR by Embassy of India, Tokyoat Mibu Dera Temple Kyoto on 08/04/203

On the auspicious occasion of Buddha Poornima, a YOGA SHIVIR by Embassy of India, Tokyoat Mibu Dera Temple Kyoto was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Mayor of Kyoto city. Yoga is an ancient and complex practice, rooted in Indian philosophy

Shri Sibi George met with H.E Ms. NAGAOKA Keiko, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and S & T (MEXT)

Shri Sibi George met with H.E Ms. NAGAOKA Keiko, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and S & T (MEXT) and discussed the co-operation between India and Japan in these areas and agreed to work together to broaden academic exchanges.

Shri Sibi George and Mayor Chiyoda city Mr. Higuchi Takaaki inaugurated the ICCR Foundation Day celebrations at VCC, Tokyo

Shri Sibi George and Mayor Chiyoda city Mr. Higuchi Takaaki inaugurated the ICCR Foundation Day celebrations at VCC, Tokyo. Cultural performances by ICCR alumni from Japan, mesmerized the audience. During the event President ICCR Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe conveying greetings to the stakeholders in Japan , on the occasion of Foundation Day of ICCR , held at Embassy of India.

Shri Sibi George addressed Japanese students of Keio University on “Culture, Environment and Technology of India”.

Shri Sibi George addressed Japanese students of Keio University on “Culture, Environment and Technology of India”. Ambassador highlighted the tremendous development in all spheres in India and India-Japan Strategic and Global Partnership. 169 students have enrolled for the 14 week class.

Shri Sibi George met with Nomura Holdings' President and Group CEO, Mr. Kentaro Okuda,

Shri Sibi George met with Nomura Holdings' President and Group CEO, Mr. Kentaro Okuda, to discuss Nomura's current operations and future plans in India.

Shri Sibi George, along with HE Mr Kotaro Nagasaki, Governor of Yamanashi Prefecture and other dignitaries, on 12/04/2023

Shri Sibi George, along with HE Mr Kotaro Nagasaki, Governor of Yamanashi Prefecture and other dignitaries, inaugurated the Yamanashi Jewellery Fair. In his remarks, he talked about the strengths of the Indian gem & jewellery industry and potential for India-Japan cooperation.

Shri Sibi George Ambassador of India congratulated H.E. Nishimura Yasutoshi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Shri Sibi George Ambassador of India congratulated H.E. Nishimura Yasutoshi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) on his appointment as the Chairperson of the Japan-India Parliamentary Friendship League (JIPFL). He expressed hope that under his leadership JIPFL will work towards further strengthening the relations between the countries. He also expressed gratitude to H.E HOSODA Hiroyuki, Speaker, House of Representatives, for his contribution as the past Chairperson of Japan India Parliamentary Friendship league that strengthened India and Japan Partnership and Parliamentary exchanges during critical times.

Shri Sibi George Ambassador of India congratulated H.E. Nishimura Yasutoshi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Shri Sibi George Ambassador of India congratulated H.E. Nishimura Yasutoshi, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) on his appointment as the Chairperson of the Japan-India Parliamentary Friendship League (JIPFL). He expressed hope that under his leadership JIPFL will work towards further strengthening the relations between the countries. He also expressed gratitude to H.E HOSODA Hiroyuki, Speaker, House of Representatives, for his contribution as the past Chairperson of Japan India Parliamentary Friendship league that strengthened India and Japan Partnership and Parliamentary exchanges during critical times.

Embassy Celebrated of 132nd Birth Anniversary of Babasaheb Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, Architect of Indian Constitution,

Glimpses of the Celebration of 132nd Birth Anniversary of Babasaheb Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, Architect of Indian Constitution, at the Embassy of India in Tokyo. Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George led the Indian community in Japan in paying tribute to Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar,

Hon’ble Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav arrives for G7 Ministers' Meeting in Japan on 15/04/2023

Hon’ble Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Bhupender Yadav arrives for G7 Ministers' Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment in Sapporo, Japan, received by Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Shri Sibi George Hon’ble Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, H.E. Shri Bhupender Yadav addressed the Plenary Session at G7 Ministers' Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment. Making a special mention of IPCC AR 6 Report, he said that the Report reemphasises development is our first defence against climate change. He also added that the global goal of reaching net zero by 2050 needs enhanced emission descaling by developed nations.

Ambassador Shri Sibi George met Mr Tetsushi Sonobe, Dean ADB Institute

Shri Sibi George met Mr Tetsushi Sonobe, Dean ADB Institute and discussed India-Japan ties and potential for collaboration, particularly in the context of the Presidencies of India and Japan of the G20 and G7, respectively.

India - Japan Music Festival held on 17th April 2023, at Embassy of India to Japan on 17/04/2023

India - Japan Music Festival held on 17th April 2023, at Embassy of India to Japan to commemorate the 70 glorious years of India Japan Diplomatic Relations ! Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George gave the keynote remarks on the occasion. Music transcends linguistic barriers & brings together people from different cultures,through the universal language of sound!A Jugalbandi of Indian Tabla and Japanese Koto presented at the India -Japan Music Festival.

Shri Sibi George held an interaction with an Indian industry delegation visiting Japanon 18/04/2023

Shri Sibi George held an interaction with an Indian industry delegation visiting Japan under the Young Presidents’ Organization Punjab Chapter. India – Japan Industrial Competitiveness Partnership:

Shri Sibi George met Mr. Mishima Yoshinao, President, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development, on18/04/2023

Shri Sibi George met Mr. Mishima Yoshinao, President, Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development, discussed progress made by India in Medical Research and highlighted the need for collaboration between India and Japan.

Shri Sibi George held a luncheon meeting with members of Toyama India Association on 21/04/2023

Shri Sibi George held a luncheon meeting with members of Toyama India Association, H.E Ms. Mika Yokota, Vice Governor, Toyama Prefecture, Mr Hidenori Mugino, MD, Hokuriku Bank & Mr Makoto Kamachi, President, Kitanippon Shimbun.

Shri Sibi George addressed a seminar, held in Toyama city on investment opportunities in India for Japanese companies.

Shri Sibi George addressed a seminar, held in Toyama city on investment opportunities in India for Japanese companies. The seminar was organized by the Embassy of India with the support of JETRO, Toyama.

Shri Sibi George met Mr Makoto Kamachi, President and Representative Director, Kitanippon Shimbun on

Shri Sibi George met Mr Makoto Kamachi, President and Representative Director, Kitanippon Shimbun and shared his views on India-Japan relations and how exchanges between India and Toyama can be further increased. The Kitanippon Shimbun is the only newspaper which is headquartered, published and printed in Toyama Prefecture. Its daily circulation is over 235,000 and its newspaper market share in Toyama Prefecture is 60%.

Shri Sibi George met H.E Mr. Morito Watanabe, Speaker of Toyama Prefectural Assembly

hri Sibi George met H.E Mr. Morito Watanabe, Speaker of Toyama Prefectural Assembly. They discussed potential for enhancing cooperation between India and Toyama and deepening India-Japan bilateral ties.

Shri Sibi George commenced his visit to Toyama Prefecture with meeting with, H.E. Mr Hachiro Nitta, Governor of Toyama.

Shri Sibi George commenced his visit to Toyama Prefecture with meeting with, H.E. Mr Hachiro Nitta, Governor of Toyama. They held discussions on Indian Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership and also on the potential for deepening co-operation between India and Toyama prefecture.

Shri Sibi George planted a “India- Japan friendship” Sakura tree at Inawashiro, on 24/04/2023

Shri Sibi George planted a “India- Japan friendship” Sakura tree at Inawashiro, in the presence of Hon’ble Mayor of Inawashiro and several Members of the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors of Japan. Inawashiro (Inawashiro-machi)is a town located in Fukushima Prefecture,Japan.

Shri Sibi George addressed an event organized by Embassy of India on ‘India’s G20 Presidency

Shri Sibi George addressed an event organized by Embassy of India on ‘India’s G20 Presidency: G20 EMPOWER’G20 Empower India Secretariat also participated at the event.

Shri Sibi George met with Mr. KAWASAKI Masahiro, President of National Institute for Defense Studies.

Shri Sibi George met with Mr. KAWASAKI Masahiro, President of National Institute for Defense Studies. They discussed the deepening strategic and security co-operation between India and Japan.

Shri Sibi George received in office Dr Raghu Ram Pillarisetti, Founder & Director of KIMS-Ushalakshmi Center on 27/04/2023

Shri Sibi George received in office Dr Raghu Ram Pillarisetti, Founder & Director of KIMS-Ushalakshmi Center for Breast Diseases and discussed various initiatives and policies undertaken by the GOI to spread awareness of Breast Cancer. Embassy of India also organized a session on Breast Cancer Awareness by Dr Raghu Ram Pillarisetti.

Shri Sibi George with HE Mr Shinichi Nakatani, Hon’ble State Minister, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on 27/04/2023

Shri Sibi George with HE Mr Shinichi Nakatani, Hon’ble State Minister, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry@ METI_JPN, addressed the certification ceremony of the next set of Japan-India Institutes of Manufacturing under the India-Japan Manufacturing Skill Transfer Promotion Programme.

Embassy of India, Tokyo and Startup India (Invest India) jointly organised the ‘Second session of the third edition of series of Virtual Pitching by Indian Startups (Education sector)’ on 27 April 2023.

Embassy of India, Tokyo and Startup India (Invest India) jointly organised the ‘Second session of the third edition of series of Virtual Pitching by Indian Startups (Education sector)’ on 27 April 2023. 8 Indian startups covering Education and Skill Development sector pitched about their technological offerings before the Japanese stakeholders. The event was well received by representatives of Japanese corporations and Venture Capital firms.

Shri Sibi George met H.E. Mr. Wada Yoshiaki, State Minister of Cabinet Office,and Members of Diet Mr. Komori Takuo and Mr. Matsumoto Hisashi. on 29/04/2023

Shri Sibi George met H.E. Mr. Wada Yoshiaki, State Minister of Cabinet Office,and Members of Diet Mr. Komori Takuo and Mr. Matsumoto Hisashi. Discussed ways to further deepen bilateral relations through parliamentary exchanges,strategic and business engagements.

Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw arrives for G7 Digital and Technology Ministers' Meeting in Takasaki, Japan, on 29/04/2023

Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw arrives for G7 Digital and Technology Ministers' Meeting in Takasaki, Japan, received by Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Shri Sibi George.

During the visit of Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Communications & Electronics and IT Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw to Japan he met Hon’ble Digital Minister of Japan, Mr KONO Taro on 30/04/2023

During the visit of Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Communications & Electronics and IT Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw to Japan he met Hon’ble Digital Minister of Japan, Mr KONO Taro. Discussed cooperation in digital public infrastructure, cyber security, startups, and multilateral for a. Hon’ble Minister

During the visit of Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Communications & Electronics and IT Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw to Japan he met Hon’ble Minister for Internal Affairs and Communication, Japan, Mr Takeaki Matsumoto on 30/04/2023

Hon’ble Minister Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw met Hon’ble Minister for Internal Affairs and Communication, Japan, Mr Takeaki Matsumoto and held discussions on ways to enhance bilateral cooperation in ICT and telecom.

100th Episode of Mann Ki Baat by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on 30/04/2023

Glimpses of a community reception welcoming Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & IT held at Embassy of India, Tokyo and 100th Episode of Mann Ki Baat by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi watched by Hon’ble Minister Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw during his visit to Japan, and Indian community at Embassy of India in Japan.

100th Episode of Mann Ki Baat by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on 30/04/2023

Glimpses of a community reception welcoming Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & IT held at Embassy of India, Tokyo and 100th Episode of Mann Ki Baat by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi watched by Hon’ble Minister Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw during his visit to Japan, and Indian community at Embassy of India in Japan.

Shri Sibi George inaugurated the new campus of the India International School in Japan ON 06/05/2023

Shri Sibi George inaugurated the new campus of the India International School in Japan (IISJ) at Koto-ku ward, Tokyo along with the Mayor of Koto city Ms. Yayoi Kimura and Founder of IISJ Ms. Nirmal Jain

Indian Embassy Spouses’ Association (IESA) participated at the Asia-Pacific Ladies Friendship Society (ALFS) international Bazaar at Meiji Kinenkan, Tokyo. ON 10/05/2023

, Indian Embassy Spouses’ Association (IESA) participated at the Asia-Pacific Ladies Friendship Society (ALFS) international Bazaar at Meiji Kinenkan, Tokyo.

Two days visit of Finance Minister to Niigata , Japan

Union Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman was on an official 2-day visit to Niigata, Japan, for a 'Dialogue with partner countries' at G7 meeting. Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman arrives in Japan for a two-day official visit.

Visit of Hon’ble Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Chemicals and Fertilizers on 15-16/05/2023

isit of Hon’ble Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya to Japan for G7 Health Ministers' Meeting in Nagasaki City, Japan,

Visit of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narander Modi to Hiroshima, Japan from 19-21 May 2023 for G 7 Summit

Visit of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narander Modi to Hiroshima, Japan from 19-21 May 2023 for G 7 Summit. Hon'ble PM. During the visit H. E. PM Modi met President Yoon Suk Yeol, Republic of Korea, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh of Vietnam, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, President of France Mr. Emmanuel Macron, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Council Charles MICHEL, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres,Presiden Joko Widodo of Indonesia, President of Brazile Mr Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva ,President Volodomir Zelenskyy of Ukraine and Mr. Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan. Besides the officials engagements, Hon'ble Prime Minister received a warm welcome from the Indian community in Hiroshima on his arrival. Hon'ble PM also paid tributes to the victims of nuclear bomb explosion at the Peace Memorial Park and Museum in Hiroshima.

Shri Narendra Modi unveiled the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Hiroshima. on 20/05.2023

Shri Narendra Modi unveiled the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Hiroshima. The statue is located along Motoyasu River, near the Atomic Bomb Memorial Building, which is visited by thousands of locals and tourists every day.

Embassy and Startup India (Invest India) jointly organised the ‘Third session of the third edition of series of Virtual Pitching by Indian Startups on 25/05/2023

Embassy of India, Tokyo and Startup India (Invest India) jointly organised the ‘Third session of the third edition of series of Virtual Pitching by Indian Startups (Energy and Food processing sector)’ on 25 May 2023.

Shri Sibi George called on the former Prime Minister of Japan H.E. Mr Yoshihide Suga on 26/05/2023

Shri Sibi George called on the former Prime Minister of Japan H.E. Mr Yoshihide Suga. Discussions were held on ways and means to further strengthen bilateral partnership between India and Japan.

An interactive lecture series on “Jainism” held at Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Tokyo on 26/05/2023

An interactive lecture series on “Jainism” held at Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Tokyo witnessed great enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn, amongst the partic . A Japanese version of texts on Jainism was presented to ICCR in Japan , by the speakers!

Visit of Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Mr. M K Stalin to Japan on 29/05/2023

Mr. Sibi George, Ambassadr of India to Japan addressed the leading members of Japanese business community underlining investment opportunities in Tamil Nadu during the visit of Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Mr. M K Stalin to japan. The event jointly organised by Guidance TN, JETRO, Invest JP and Embassy of India received enthusiastic participation. Commercial relations between India and Japan have vast potential for growth, given the complementarities that exist between the two countries.

Shri Sibi George interacted with an august gathering of Diet Members Council for Comprehensive Security. on 30/05/2023

Shri Sibi George interacted with an august gathering of Diet Members Council for Comprehensive Security. He shared insights on India's foreign policy and security strategy. Both countries have enhamced their security cooperation through platforms like QUAD and armed forces of both the countries have been holding joint exercises with participation of all three arms.

Shri Sibi George interacted with an august gathering of Diet Members Council for Comprehensive Security. on 30/05/2023

Shri Sibi George interacted with an august gathering of Diet Members Council for Comprehensive Security. He shared insights on India's foreign policy and security strategy. Both countries have enhamced their security cooperation through platforms like QUAD and armed forces of both the countries have been holding joint exercises with participation of all three arms.

Shri Sibi George addressed a reception organized by JETRO and Invest JP on 31/05/2023

Shri Sibi George addressed a reception organized by JETRO and Invest JP to bid farewell to its outgoing Chairman, Mr Nobuhiko Sasaki and welcome new Chairman, Mr Norihiko Ishihuro.

More than 150 students of Tokyo International University (TIU) took part in the “India-Japan Education Seminar” on 31/05/2023

More than 150 students of Tokyo International University (TIU) took part in the “India-Japan Education Seminar” and familiarization visit to the Embassy. Ambassador of India to Japan Shri Sibi George addressed the students focusing on India’s G-20 presidency, cultural and linguistic diversity of India, and India-Japan relations.

Embassy of India organized an event on the G20 Tourism Joint Working Group meeting held recently in Srinagar on 31/05/2023

Highlighting India's G20 Presidency and tourism potential of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir, Embassy of India organized an event on the G20 Tourism Joint Working Group meeting held recently in Srinagar. This year India is holding the presidency of G20 respectively.

Ambassador Shri Sibi George visited the Fukushima Prefecture. on 02/06/2023

As part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and outreach to the Japanese Prefectures, Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Shri Sibi George visited the Fukushima Prefecture. At the begining of the visit, the Ambassador held a meeting with Governor of Fukushima HE Mr UCHIBORI Masao. They discussed the important role of prefecture cooperation in India Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership, and possibility of cooperation between Fukushima and India.

hri Sibi George met with Chairman of the Fukushima Prefectural Assembly HE Mr WATANABE Yoshinobu on 02/06/2023

Shri Sibi George met with Chairman of the Fukushima Prefectural Assembly HE Mr WATANABE Yoshinobu, and discussed ways of promoting India-Japan friendship through parliamentary cooperation.

Shri Sibi George met with Chairman of the Fukushima Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr WATANABE Hiromi, on 02/06/2023

Ambassador of India to Japan H. E. Shri Sibi George met with Chairman of the Fukushima Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr WATANABE Hiromi, and discussed ways of promoting business cooperation between India and Japan, with a focus on IT and medical devices.

Shri Sibi George met with with the Mayor of Fukushima City Mr KOHATA on 02/06/2023

H. E. Shri Sibi George met with with the Mayor of Fukushima City Mr KOHATA Hiroshi, and explored cultural, economic, business, IT and university cooperation with India. Fukushima Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Tōhoku region of Honshu.

Shri Sibi George met with President of FTV Mr YOKOYAMA Atsushi, on 02.06/2023

Shri Sibi George met with President of FTV Mr YOKOYAMA Atsushi, and highlighted importance of outreach to prefectures across Japan, in elevating India Japan Special Strategic & Global Partnership. Fukushima Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd., also known as FTV, is a television network headquartered in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan

Embassy of India, Japan in association with Japan Tea Association organized the 230th Indian Tea Seminar called "Chai-Varta" on 02/06/2023

As part of celebrations for India@75 and India-Japan@70,the Embassy of India, Japan in association with Japan Tea Association organized the 230th Indian Tea Seminar called "Chai-Varta" at the Embassy on 2nd June, 2023. The objective of the event is to promote Indian tea in the Japanese market. The inaugural address during the event was made by Mr. Abhishek Goel, Political & Commercial Officer, which was followed by screening of video on Indian tea.

Embassy organised an event to celebrate the message of Swami Vivekananda on 03/06/2023

Embassy of India in Japan organised an event to celebrate the message of Swami Vivekananda on - Jnana Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga & Meditation, held at Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Tokyo. H.E. Mr. Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan in his address highlighted the importance of the message given by Swami Vivekananda and called on the attendees to take to Yoga for physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

Embassy organized an event on Mission Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE) to mark the World Environment Day 2023 on 05/06/2023

Team India in Tokyo organized an event on Mission Lifestyle for Environment (LiFE) to mark the World Environment Day 2023. Ambassador administered a pledge to the participants regarding individual action towards a more sustainable and environment conscious lifestyle. World Environment Day 2023 will showcase how countries, businesses and individuals are learning to use the material more sustainably, offering hope that one day, plastic pollution will be history. The theme for World Environment Day on 5 June 2023 focuses on solutions to plastic pollution under the campaign Beat Plastic Pollution. More than 400 million tonnes of plastic is produced every year worldwide, half of which is designed to be used only once. Of that, less than 10 per cent is recycled. An estimated 19-23 million tonnes end up in lakes, rivers and seas annually.

Shri Sibi George met Mr Minoru Kihara, Hon’ble MP on 05/06/2023

Shri Sibi George met Mr Minoru Kihara, Hon’ble MP and Secretary General of the Research Council on National Security Affairs in Liberal Democratic Party/ Chair of Committee of the House od Representatives (HoR) on Land, Infra, Transp. and Tourism. Discussions were held on security issues and celebrating India-Japan Year of Tourism 2023

A 14 member National Defence College delegation led by Maj Gen Rajesh Arun Moghe visited to Japan on 05/06/2023

A 14 member National Defence College delegation led by Maj Gen Rajesh Arun Moghe called on Ambassador of India to Japan H.E. Shri Sibi George in Tokyo. Ambassador highlighted the growing Indo-Japan strategic and global partnership and its importance in Indo-Pacific region. The delegation would be in Japan for the next five days, meeting various agencies including prominent think-tanks of Japan.

Embassy of India in Japan celebrated the legacy of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj ji 0n 03/06/2023

Embassy of India in Japan celebrated the legacy of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj ji on his 350th Year of Coronation. H.E. Mr. Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan in his address praised Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj for his bravery and standing up to the adversary however strong he could be. Participants joined the Ambassador in paying floral tributes to one of the greatest heros of India.

Shri Sibi George visited JAXA Tsukuba Space Center, Japan on 07/06/20923

hri Sibi George visited JAXA Tsukuba Space Center and held discussions with Dr.Yamakawa Hiroshi,President JAXA on the ongoing projects on Lunar exploration, navigation, and exploring potential of India Japan collaboration in space sector.

Bal Marathon was organised by Hindu Swayamsewak Sangh (HSS) Japan. 0n 04/06/2023

In Commemoration of the 350th coronation anniversary of Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj, a Bal Marathon was organised by Hindu Swayamsewak Sangh (HSS) Japan. Over 200 children participated in the event and attended the talk on the contributions of Shivaji Maharaj in the history of India.

Former PM of Japan addressed a seminar on “Doing Business Successfully in India”, organized jointly by the E