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wasted decade?it was also a wasted decade for the India-Japan relationship Little wonder then that when India chose to conduct nuclear tests in the summer of 1998Japan was quick to impose sanctionswhile South Korea made a point of taking no such actionin the face of considerable pressure from the United States In December 1998I was invited to be the youngest member of a high-powered Indian delegation that travelled to Tokyo to urge Japan to end the regime of sanctions Led by the late JN Dixita former foreign secretary and later national security advisorthe team included the late Jasjit Singhthen director-general of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysesa former Indian ambassador to JapanArjun Asrani and NN Vohranow governor of Jammu and Kashmir and at the timedirector of the India International Centre I was then a professor at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations Our missiongiven to us by the late Brajesh Mishrathen national security advisor and principal secretary to Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayeewas to get Japanese thinkersbusiness leaders and policymakers to appreciate Indias reasons for going nuclear An entire day was spent at Tokyos Japan Institute of International Affairs with a Japanese delegation led by Nobuo Matsunagaa former Japanese ambassador to the US and the UN It agreed to state Japans understanding of Indias decisionbut not its appreciation of it Japans stake in India was so low at the timeand its focus on China so obsessivethat it did not really bother about Indian concerns While Japan had become the largest aid donor to India in the mid-1980sits 1990s focus on China meant that Indias relative ranking slipped down It was only after 2001 that Japan started cutting back on aid to China and stepped up its assistance to India The real turn in the relationship began with Japans former prime ministerJunichiro Koizumiduring Manmohan Singhs first term in office Abes impressive address to the Indian Parliament in August 2007 clearly defined the relationship in strategic terms for the first time While shared concerns about Chinas rise and its new assertiveness offered the contextit would be wrong to view the India-Japan relationship purely through a unidimensional China prism The more enduring context is the change in Japans own view of itselfof its own place in the emerging multipolar world and the imperatives of its economic resurgence Abe is the first postwar leader to urge his people to rise from their slumber and regain their self-confidence as a nation Japan isafter allAsias first industrial nation It is Asias first military and technological powerit was the first Asian nation to challenge European power and supremacy and ignite Asian hearts across the length and breadth of this vast continent Which is why Swami VivekanandaGurudev TagoreNetaji and Vishweswarayya were so inspired by it Few in India today draw such inspiration from the mercantilist postwar Japan that for so long has become dependent on a US security cover for its own safety To be viewed once again as the Land of the Rising Sun,” This was the query made by the head of human resources of a company that belongs to one of my clients. she says." he laughs? Her father Eugene Schueller invented hair-dye formula, both Yadav and Inderjeet could face up to four years suspensions under the 2015 NADA anti-doping rules based on the revised WADA Code. There can be complaints on financial irregularities or administrative lapses.

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