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Why PM Modi met these two Japanese people in Hiroshima, know their specialty

Modi Met Mizokami:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met a Japanese citizen in Japan today. Japanese citizen named Tomio Mizokami is well versed in Hindi language. He was awarded the 'Padma Shri' award in 2018.

PM Modi Met Mizokami: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Japan to participate in the G7 summit. The PM is holding separate meetings before the conference. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister met a Japanese citizen Dr. Tomio Mizokami. Dr. Tomio is a writer by profession. He is well versed in Hindi and Punjabi languages. He is credited with fostering closer ties between India and Japan by promoting Indian culture.

The G7 summit is being held in Hiroshima, Japan. In meeting Prime Minister Modi, Dr. Tomio requested to organize World Hindi Conference in Japan. He was born in the Japanese city of Kobe, which then had a large Indian population. Indians used to speak Hindi and this had an effect on them. He became eager to learn Hindi language. He told that he was earlier a fan of PM Jawaharlal Nehru.

Mizokami is a fan of Nehru

Dr. Tomio Mizokami told that he was greatly influenced by Nehru. Referring to his childhood, he said that Nehru had a significant global influence at that time. He was one of the founders of the Non-Aligned Movement. He explains that “Nehru was an inspiration for youth like us, who wanted peace and stability.”

Mizokami is honored with the 'Padma Shri' award

Dr. Tomio Mizokami of Osaka University was awarded the prestigious 'Padma Shri' award in 2018 for his contribution to literature and education. He was honored with this honor for promoting Hindi language and Indian culture. Earlier in 2001, he was also honored with 'Hindi Ratna' by the Government of Uttar Pradesh.

Studied Hindi in Allahabad

Born in 1941, Dr. Mizokama spent a long time in India and Japan studying Hindi. 81 year old Mizokama studied Hindi in Allahabad from 1965 to 1968 after graduation. During this, he also got Punjabi and Bengali education. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also met Japanese painter Hiroko Takayama in Hiroshima. She came to India 42 years ago. She tells that she was greatly influenced by the spirit of the Indians.

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