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Modi in Japan: The Prime Minister is arriving in Japan for the second time in two years.

narendra modi, narendra modi japan, modi japan visit, modi in japan, narendra modi in japan, shinzo abe, india japan relations, modi abe meeting, japan bullet train Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting the Indian community at a hotel in Tokyo on Thursday. PTI Photo by Shirish Shete

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan Thursday night for his second visit to the country after taking charge in 2014. He had twice visited Japan when he was the chief minister of Gujarat. “Reached Japan. Looking forward to fruitful deliberations that will boost economic and cultural ties between India and Japan,” he tweeted. The PM had a brief stopover in Thailand to pay respects to late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, considered one of Asia’s tallest leaders.


The Prime Minister will be meeting his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe for wide-ranging bilateral talks. The two countries are likely to sign the civilian nuclear deal as well.

On Saturday, Modi and Abe will travel from Tokyo to Kobe on Shinkansen. It will give them some “quality time”, sources said, to talk about bilateral and regional issues in a more relaxed setting. Japanese officials recalled that Abe had liked the idea of their travelling together, and had also wanted to showcase one of the commercial hubs in the country. A Japanese government source told the Indian Express the visit to the Kawasaki Heavy Industries facility in Kobe, where high-speed trains are manufactured, has been organised. “A consent was taken from the Prime Minister’s office since he is interested in the project,” a source said.

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  1. J
    Nov 11, 2016 at 8:21 am
    Is he going to usa to congrats trump personally and again for the farewell of obama
    1. S
      Nov 11, 2016 at 10:37 am
      Yahaan par line mai khada reh logon ki gaind fat Rahi hai aur ye gawaar wahan bhi hawaabaazi kar raha hai.
      1. D
        Desert Monk
        Nov 11, 2016 at 10:46 am
        If this demonetizing process runs few more days, poor people and ordinary people have to starve to death. Modi, you became like Nero.
        1. K
          kamath Ramesh
          Nov 11, 2016 at 11:01 am
          Don't create panic. No body will starve to death. Poor hardly get to see the notes of 500 or 1000 in normal days. Poor are hand to mouth and they will start getting new notes for their service and transaction. Sizable number have credit/debit cards. Small people run credit with the provision shops. Even some hardship the move is good
          1. M
            Nov 11, 2016 at 7:51 am
            J@ps need to stabilize the value of their over printed currency and justify its value by loaning it to India. Arey kitan karzaa logey? . . . . . . . .Open economy? . . labour regulations are in drains .. already present MNCs are robbing the overtimes of people . . . . public transport in shackles . . . . . yo need every body to own a vehicle .. poor air quality . .First just put the house in order . .put all the regulationsin place so tthat your qualified engineers, accountants and related professions do not turn into another s person
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