“The Story of India-Japan Relationship: (Swami Vivekananda & Okakura Tenshin, The Modern Era Pioneers)” by Swami Medhasananda is Advaita Ashrama’s publication. The book mainly deals with Swami Vivekananda and Okakura Tenshin, their meetings and mutual influences, and making this the ground, the author explores the story of Indo-Japan relationship.
The relationship between India and Japan has been an ancient one. It is well known that India’s impact on Japan has been through Buddhism and Hinduism. Swami Vivekananda was a staunch admirer of Japan for various reasons, and so was Okakura an ardent admirer of India. The study of their chemistry makes for an illuminating understanding of Indo-Japan relationship, especially in the nineteenth and early-twentieth-century contexts.