Osaka (Japan), Jun 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday lauded the Japanese spirit of commitment to nationhood and how best the human talent and technology could be utilised for the betterment of all.
"It is my fourth visit to Japan....and in Japan I have seen the living experience of one's commitment to civilisational values and how best the talent and technology could be used," the Prime Minister said in his address to the Indian community here.
Mr Modi arrived here on a three-day visit for the G20 Summit wherein he would have a series of bilateral meetings including with US President Donald Trump.
"In every journey of mine to Japan, I have experienced a sense of brotherhood between the people of two countries," he said.
Emphasising that over the decades how things have moved faster, Mr Modi said there was a time when two countries cooperated for making cars and today India and Japan are cooperating for making of bullet trains.
"Ek samay tha jab hum car bananey mein sahyog kar rahe they....aaj hum bullet train banaey mein sahyog kar rahen haen," the Prime Minister said in reference to cooperation in automobile sector launched in 1970s.
"Today there is no part of India left where there is no trace of Japanese projects and investments," Mr Modi said and also pointed out that India's manpower and talent are thus contributing in help Japan attain progress and prosperity also.
In reference to his personal rapport with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister recalled Japanese PM accompanying him to Varanasi and participating at the 'Ganga Arati'.
"That image of Japanese Prime Minister remains fresh in people's mind," Mr Modi said.
He said there are some similarities between the manner people of the two countries speak - Like Indians say 'Dhyan', Japanese people say 'Zen'.
"Whenever we speak of friends of India in global context, the name of Japan would definitely come in," the Prime Minister said. (UNI)