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India, Japan hold sixth Maritime Affairs Dialogue in virtual format

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India and Japan Maritime Affairs Dialogue

Maritime Affairs Dialogue between India and Japan: India and Japan recently held their sixth Maritime Affairs Dialogue in a virtual format.

The consultations involved exchanges on developments in the maritime security environment, regional cooperation activities and opportunities for cooperation between the two countries in the Indo-Pacific region.

India and Japan Relations:

  • Diplomatic, trade, economic, and technical relations between India and Japan were well established
  • Japan and India signed a peace treaty and established diplomatic relations on 28th April 1952.
  • This treaty was one of the first peace treaties Japan signed after World War II.
  • Ever since the establishment of diplomatic relations, the two countries have enjoyed cordial relations.

Historical Facts:

  • At the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, Indian Justice Radhabinod Pal became famous for his dissenting judgment in favor of Japan.
  • The judgment of Justice Radhabinod Pal became a symbol of the close ties between India and Japan.
  • A monument honouring Radhabinod Pal is at Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine, Japan.
  • On 15 August 1947, Japan was among the first nations to recognize Indian sovereignty after its independence from the United Kingdom.
  • A relatively well-known result of the two nations’ was in 1949 when India sent the Tokyo Zoo two elephants to cheer the spirits of the defeated Japanese Empire.
  • India refused to attend the San Francisco Peace Conference in 1951 due to its concerns over limitations imposed upon Japanese sovereignty and national independence.
  • After the restoration of Japan’s sovereignty, Japan and India signed a peace treaty, establishing official diplomatic relations on 28 April 1952, in which India waived all reparation claims against Japan.
  • This treaty was one of the first treaties Japan signed after World War II.

About Japan:

  • Japan is an island country located in East Asia.
  • It is made up of 6,852 islands.
  • The Japanese name for Japan is Nihon or Nippon which means sun origin.
  • It is bordered by the Sea of Japan to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east, and spans from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south.
  • Tokyo is the capital of Japan.
  • The currency used there are the Japanese Yen.

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