To Japan With Love: PM Narendra Modi's Visit To The Land of Rising Sun

Updated: August 31, 2014 08:08 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun his four-day bilateral visit to Japan seeking to deepen ties with the world's third largest economy.

To Japan With Love: PM Narendra Modi\'s Visit To The Land of Rising Sun
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a four day tour of Japan. He is seeking to build deeper ties between the two Asian economic giants. In a special gesture, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe flew down to Kyoto to personally greet Mr Modi. In the following pictures, we present the highlights of his visit to Japan so far.
To Japan With Love: PM Narendra Modi\'s Visit To The Land of Rising Sun
The Prime Minister was accorded official reception at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, the official accommodation for visiting state dignitaries.
To Japan With Love: PM Narendra Modi\'s Visit To The Land of Rising Sun
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed Japanese business leaders and shared his attempts to "replicate Japan-like efficiency" in his office and the government.
To Japan With Love: PM Narendra Modi\'s Visit To The Land of Rising Sun
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoys a cup of green tea during a tea ceremony at the Omotesenke, one of the main schools of Japanese tea ceremony, in Tokyo
To Japan With Love: PM Narendra Modi\'s Visit To The Land of Rising Sun
Prime Minister Narendra Modi played a flute for group of Kindergarten kids and told them about Lord Krishna.He called himself "the oldest student."
To Japan With Love: PM Narendra Modi\'s Visit To The Land of Rising Sun
On his third day in Japan Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with Japanese school children at a 136-year-old school in Tokyo. He was given a presentation on Japan's education system.
To Japan With Love: PM Narendra Modi\'s Visit To The Land of Rising Sun
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recognized a woman, Mina Chudgar, who had cooked a proper Gujarati vegetarian meal for him seven years ago. Ms Chudgar was waiting in crowd to catch a glimpse of the Prime Minister, when he spotted her. He went up to talk to her for a few moments and also posed for pictures with an ecstatic Ms Chudgar.
To Japan With Love: PM Narendra Modi\'s Visit To The Land of Rising Sun
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcomed by Japanese Nobel Prize-winning stem cell researcher Shinya Yamanaka, who is also director of the centre for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA) of Kyoto University at the CiRA in Kyoto,
To Japan With Love: PM Narendra Modi\'s Visit To The Land of Rising Sun
Japanese admirers pose with Indian Prime Minister in this picture tweeted by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.
To Japan With Love: PM Narendra Modi\'s Visit To The Land of Rising Sun
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at the Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto.
To Japan With Love: PM Narendra Modi\'s Visit To The Land of Rising Sun
The PMO tweeted this picture of the Prime Minister Modi at a luncheon hosted by the Kyoto Buddhist Association
To Japan With Love: PM Narendra Modi\'s Visit To The Land of Rising Sun
Prime Minister Modi talking with the Head Priest of the Kinkakuji Temple Yasu Nagamori in Kyoto, Japan. The Prime Minister reportedly greeted the priest with "I am Modi and you are Mori!"
To Japan With Love: PM Narendra Modi\'s Visit To The Land of Rising Sun
Prime Minister Narendra Modi walks along with Japanese Prime Minister and a priest of the Toji Temple in Kyoto, Japan.
To Japan With Love: PM Narendra Modi\'s Visit To The Land of Rising Sun
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, center, wave in front of the five-story stupa at Toji Temple in Kyoto.
To Japan With Love: PM Narendra Modi\'s Visit To The Land of Rising Sun
PM Modi, Indian Ambassador to Japan Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa, Mayor of Kyoto Kadokawa Daisaku and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe pose with documents following a signing ceremony.
To Japan With Love: PM Narendra Modi\'s Visit To The Land of Rising Sun
PM Modi greets the mayor of Kyoto, Kadokawa Daisaku as the Japanese PM Shinzo Abe looks on. Mr Modi signed an agreement between the cities of Kyoto and Varanasi. Mr. Modi represents the Varanasi constituency in the Indian Parliament.
To Japan With Love: PM Narendra Modi\'s Visit To The Land of Rising Sun
The two Prime Ministers feed fish in a special ceremony, a Japanese tradition thought to bring prosperity and good fortune.
To Japan With Love: PM Narendra Modi\'s Visit To The Land of Rising Sun
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is greeted by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Mr Abe travelled to Kyoto as a special gesture to meet the Indian Prime Minister.
To Japan With Love: PM Narendra Modi\'s Visit To The Land of Rising Sun
Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves as he gets ready to leave for Japan on the Air India One

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