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1901-1902: Tenshin Okakura, visited India.

1916: Rabindranath Tagore, the Nobel winning philosopher-literateaur visited Japan and wrote an inspiring travelogue titled “Journey to Japan”.

1943: Subhash Chandra Bose, fighting against British colonial rule, took office as the head of the Provisional Government of Free India with support from Japan.

1944: The Indian National Army (headed by Subhash Chandra Bose, Supreme Commander) took part in the Imphal Operation in 1943 alongside Japanese Troops.

1945: August 15, World War II came to an end.

1946: Radha Binod Pal, a Judge from India, claimed the innocence of seven Japanese war criminals at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East.

1947:
August 15, India gained independence after nearly 200 years of British rule.
1949 Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru presented Japan with a baby elephant “Indira”, named after his daughter.

1951:
The Treaty of Peace between the Allied Powers and Japan was concluded. India did not take part in the Conference.

1952:
Diplomatic relations between Japan and India established.
Treaty of Peace between Japan and India concluded.

1952: Diplomatic relations between Japan and India established.
Treaty of Peace between Japan and India concluded.


1957:
Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi visited India, the first visit made by a Japanese Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visited Japan.

1958: A trade pact between Japan and India was signed.

1961: Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda visits India.

1969: Prime Minister India Gandhi visits Japan.

1982: Prime Minister India Gandhi and Foreign Minister PV Narasimha Rao visit Japan.

1984: Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone and Foreign Minister Shintaro Abe visited India 23 years after the last visit made by a Japanese Prime Minister. PM Nakasone met PM Indira Gandhi and made a speech about the close relationship between Japan and India.

1985: Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi visits Japan.

1986: Foreign Minister ND Tiwari visits Japan.

1987: Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Foreign Minister ND Tiwari visit Japan.
Japan Month celebrated in India.

1988: Festival of India organized in Japan. Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was present at the opening ceremony.

1989: President R. Venkataraman and Foreign Minister PV Narasimha Rao visits Japan for the Funeral Ceremony of Emperor Showa.

1990: President R. Venkataraman visits Japan for the Enthronement Ceremony.
Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu and Finance Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto visit India.

1991: Finance Minister Manmohan Singh visits Japan.
Japan provides financial aid to alleviate India’s foreign currency reserves crisis.

1992: Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao and Finance Minister Manmohan Singh visit Japan.

1993: Finance Minister Manmohan Singh visits Japan.

1995: Minister of International Trade and Industry Ryutaro Hashimoto visits India.
Vice President KR Narayanan and External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee visited Japan.