I thank PM Abe for supporting India’s NSG membership, says PM Modi

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

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 11, 2016 6:41 pm
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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.

Here are the highlights: 

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 11, 20165:18 pm

Japan has been a valuable partner in India’s journey to eco prosperity, infrastructure dev, capacity building & technology advancement: PM Modi

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 11, 20165:18 pm

The ocean waters of the Indo-Pacific that lap the coast of Japan also form the surf that breaks on the shores of India: PM Narendra Modi

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 11, 20165:06 pm

We see japan as our natural partner, there is vast scope in combining our resources: PM Narendra Modi during India-Japan Press statement

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 11, 20165:00 pm

Our cooperation in this field (Civil Nuclear Agreement) will help us in tackling climate a change as well: PM Narendra Modi

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 11, 20165:00 pm

Dynamism and depth of our ties has increased with passage of time with continuing commitment to our partnership: PM Modi

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 11, 20164:35 pm

I wish to thank Prime Minister Abe for the support extended for India’s membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group: PM Modi

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 11, 20164:31 pm

We are also united in our resolve to combat the menace of terrorism, especially cross-border terrorism: PM Modi

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 11, 20164:27 pm

Our strategic partnership is not only for the good & security of our own societies. It also brings peace, stability & balance to region: PM Modi

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 11, 20164:25 pm

India, Japan signed a civilian nuclear deal today opening the door for Tokyo to supply New Delhi with fuel, equipment and technologies for nuclear power production

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 11, 20164:07 pm

India, Japan sign civil nuclear deal

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 11, 20164:06 pm

Abhimanyu Chakravorty November 11, 20164:05 pm

India, Japan sign deal on cooperation in outer space

Vishnu Varma November 11, 201612:34 pm

The PM also meets with former PM Yoshiro Mori.

Vishnu Varma November 11, 201612:32 pm

The Prime Minister’s engagements in Japan continue.

Vishnu Varma November 11, 201612:21 pm

The PM said he had good discussions with business leaders.

Vishnu Varma November 11, 20169:46 am

Japan is India’s 4th largest source of foreign direct investment.

Vishnu Varma November 11, 20169:44 am

Vishnu Varma November 11, 20169:44 am

The PM says his government has made substantial improvement on ease of doing business. He says FDI equity inflows have gone up by 52% in the last 2 years. Japan has important role as India needs scale, speed & skill, he said.

Vishnu Varma November 11, 20169:35 am

PM at the business luncheon in Tokyo

Vishnu Varma November 11, 20169:29 am

In 2015, India grew faster than other major economies: PM Modi

Vishnu Varma November 11, 20169:28 am

The PM pitches for strong India-Japan friendship for the emergence of Asia on the world stage.

Vishnu Varma November 11, 20169:28 am

The PM has concluded his meeting with the India Japan Business Leaders Forum. He is now addressing a business luncheon in Tokyo.

Vishnu Varma November 11, 20169:27 am

Once again, the PM stresses on his government’s flagship ‘Make in India’ programme to business leaders. He says India’s prowess in software is complemented by Japan’s experience in hardware. He adds India is a land of opportunities and assured market and human resources.

Vishnu Varma November 11, 20169:07 am

Thrust on bringing investments to India

Vishnu Varma November 11, 20169:02 am

Right now, the PM is interacting with members of the India-Japan Business Leaders Forum in Tokyo. The PM has always seen Japan as a potential country that can boost investments and help the country in building critical infrastructure. Bilateral trade between the two countries is expected to reach $50 billion by 2019-20.

Vishnu Varma November 11, 20168:59 am

Japanese government sources told the Indian Express their foreign ministry has been getting reports about the “importance attached” to terrorism by the Indian government for some years now. But, of late, that has got more traction than before. Sources said the two sides are likely to sign as many as 10 agreements, on issues ranging from culture to skill development. But the focus is on the possible signing of the civilian nuclear deal, more than six years after the negotiations began in June 2010.

Vishnu Varma November 11, 20168:57 am

The Prime Minister met Japanese emperor Akihito in Tokyo. All foreign leaders visiting Japan meet the Emperor.