The world can learn a lot from India, says Japanese author

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Japanese author Mariko Shinju believes the world can learn to live in peace from the Indian way of “living together happily” despite cultural and lingual diversity.

“India has diverse languages and cultures. And I think the world could learn something from Indians as they live together happily despite differences,” Shinju, who was here for a book reading event of her Mottainai Grandma series, said today.

Shinju said she was inspired to write a book on Mottainai, a Japanese term about living in harmony with the environment, for her 4-year-old son.

The author said that although the closest translation of the word mottainai is do not waste! it is not the only meaning of the word. Read more
Source: India Today
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