Japan-India Friendship Year

Japanindia 2007

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visited India in April 2005, where he signed the joint statement "Japan-India Partnership in a New Asian Era" with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. They also issued the "Eight-Fold Initiative for Strengthening Japan-India Global Partnership" as an action plan for realizing what was written in the joint statement.

In the initiative, based on a shared awareness of the importance of increased cultural, academic, and people-to-people exchanges for the development of closer bilateral relations, the prime ministers agreed on conducting various programs to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Cultural Agreement Between Japan and India in 2007.

Official Website of the Japan-India Friendship Year (Within the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan; in Japanese)

The Japan Foundation will actively participate in the Japan-India Friendship Year by conducting and supporting a variety of programs. A list of related events by the Japan Foundation can be found here (in Japanese).

For more information on the Japan-India Friendship Year and on participation, please contact the following.

In Japan:
Japanese Executive Committee for Japan-India Friendship Year Secretariat, Southwest Asia Division, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs E-mail
Address: 2-2-1 Kasumigasaki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8919
Phone: 03-5501-8000
Fax: 03-5501-8266

In India:
Embassy of Japan in India
Address: 50-G, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India
Phone: (91-11) 2687-6564, 2687-6581 through 6583
Fax:(91-11) 2688-5587

Consulate-General of Japan in Kolkata
Address: 55, M.N. Sen Lane, Tollygunge, Kolkata 700 040, India
Phone: (91-33) 2421-1970
Fax: (91-32) 2421-1971

Consulate-General of Japan in Chennai
Address: No. 12/1, Cenetoph Road 1st Street, Teynampet, Chennai 600 018 India
Phone: (91-44) 2432-3860 through 3863
Fax: (91-44) 2432-3859

Consulate-General of Japan in Mumbai
Address: No.1, M.L. Dahanukar Marg, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai 400 026 India
Phone: (91-22) 2351-7101
Fax: (91-22) 2351-7120

For information on grants for exchange programs, please see:
Japan Foundation program guidelines

The Japan Foundation Five-Year Plan for Japan-South Asia Cultural Exchange: 2007-11

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