Japan News Desk!!! Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met Professor Tomio Mizokami, a Padma awardee and eminent Hindi and Punjabi linguist who promoted Indian culture and literature among the Japanese, in Hiroshima. In Hiroshima, I had the pleasure of interacting with Professor Tomio Mizokami, Modi said in a tweet. A Padma awardee, he is a distinguished Hindi and Punjabi linguist. He made many efforts to popularize Indian culture and literature among the people of Japan. Earlier in the day, Modi unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Hiroshima and said Gandhian ideals of peace resonate globally and give strength to millions. He also met his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida. Had an excellent meeting with PM Kishida this morning, he tweeted. We reviewed the full range of India-Japan relations and discussed ways towards bettering the world. Prime Minister Modi is currently on a six-day visit to Japan, Papua New Guinea and Australia where he is scheduled to participate in a number of events.
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