PM Modi to visit Japan in November, civil nuclear pact high on agenda

Japan's Kyodo news had reported earlier this month that the pact would help Japan in exporting their nuclear plant technology to India.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 28, 2016 12:44 pm
narendra modi, pm modi, modi japan visit, modi shinzo abe, modi japan annual summit, modi abe meet, india japan civil nuclear pact, india news, indian express news Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe during a bilateral meeting at 28th and 29th ASEAN Summit in Vientiane, Laos (PTI Photo by Vijay Verma)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be paying an official visit to Japan in November, reported news agency PTI Friday. As per the Ministry of External Affairs, the prime minister will be in Japan on November 11-12. He will meet Japanese Emperor Akihito and discuss bilateral affairs with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. PM Modi had last visited Japan in August 2014.

Reports suggest that PM Modi might seal the civil nuclear pact with Abe in Tokyo. Japan’s Kyodo news had reported earlier this month that the pact would help Japan in exporting their nuclear plant technology to India. The deal, if signed, would be Japan’s first civil nuclear cooperation pact with a nation that has not joined the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. India would also need to assure Japan that it would not use the nuclear power plant technology for military purposes, reports Nikkei Asian Review. During Abe’s 2015 visit to India, New Delhi and Tokyo had agreed to have a civil nuclear agreement once details were finalised.

Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu had earlier said that the civilian nuclear deal between India and Japan will be done only after the technical details are finalised, reported IANS. “We are working around this line. We are in the process of technical discussions. With regard to signing, at this moment I cannot say it will be signed because we are in the process of technical discussions,” he had said.

Japan’s Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Koichi Hagiuda held a press conference and spoke on Modi’s visit to the country. “We expect (Modi’s) visit to advance the special strategic global partnership befitting a new era for Japan-India (relations) and further deepen the bonds and cooperative relationship between our countries.”

The meeting holds special significance since China is currently at loggerheads with both India and Japan. While China’s consistent support to Pakistan has irked Indian leaders, its elevated activities in the East and South China seas and the Indian Ocean has been a source of worry for the Abe-led government. Hence, Japan is likely to seek India’s help in security maritime cooperation.

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    Blah.blah
    Oct 28, 2016 at 8:08 am
    For 70 years brahmin D O G S that dominated, including scientific, were M A S S T U R B A T I N G batting, for 70 years, yes 70 continuous years.
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      Blah.blah
      Oct 28, 2016 at 8:06 am
      Nuclear
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        Blah.blah
        Oct 28, 2016 at 8:12 am
        Nuclear technology from Canada
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          Blah.blah
          Oct 28, 2016 at 8:10 am
          Nuclear technology from France
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            Blah.blah
            Oct 28, 2016 at 8:11 am
            Nuclear technology from Germany
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              Blah.blah
              Oct 28, 2016 at 8:11 am
              Nuclear technology from Israel
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                Blah.blah
                Oct 28, 2016 at 8:10 am
                Nuclear technology from Russia
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                  Blah.blah
                  Oct 28, 2016 at 8:11 am
                  Nuclear technology from South Korea
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                    Sudeep Sharma
                    Oct 28, 2016 at 8:19 am
                    All these a p p e a s e m e n t of countries is to get support of those countries for NSG, permanent seat in security council. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Shameless Indics investing in all global Ds and selling its educated labor for highly paid desk clerks in IT industries.
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                      Kiddo
                      Oct 28, 2016 at 8:29 am
                      Shri Modiji is doing the right thing. For speedy development power is very important. Even if it shames a mive 1.3 billion people as incompetents and especially brahmins as utter useless and unfit guys, Shri Modiji should not get deterred by anybody. He should explore all power sources all over the world and if possible from neighboring galaxies. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He should use the opposing propeller inter galactic spaceship invented by vedik Brahmins dikheads and visit the SUN to see if he can tap its energy. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;--KID BBRAHMIN BHAKT
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                        Padmakar Godse
                        Oct 28, 2016 at 10:24 am
                        How have any of his expenses be visits helped in any way? What a sham. He will go there, say some weird thing, eat dhokla on the plane and bhakts will be like what a simple prime minister. Simpe minded is more like it.
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                          SubbuI
                          Oct 28, 2016 at 9:21 am
                          THIS GLOBE HOPPING NALAYAK NMODI HAS NOTHING TO DO BETTER AND WAS WAITING EAGARLY FOR HIS ADDICT OUTING. ALL HIS SO CALLED SUMMITS BE IT BRICS OR SAARCS ARE WASTE OF TAXPAYERS MONEY.BRICS WAS A TOTAL FIASCO AND NALAYAK N MODI COULD NOT EVEN GET A SENTENCE ABOUT STHAN TERRORISM AND STHAN IS A TERRORIST COUNTY ADDED IN GOA (BRICS ) DECLERATION. NOW AFTER SURGICAL STRIKE FOUJI KHOON KI DALALI NOW HE IS ASKING ALL CITIZEN TO WISH ARMY MEN HAPPY DIWALI. ANOTHER DALALI. lt;br/gt;INSTEAD OF ALL THESE JINGOISM OUR PARAKRAMI RAJ TANTRI PUJYASRI PRADHAN MANTRI NARENDRABAI DAMODAR DAS MODI MUST TURN ALL HIS SMARTNESS TO SOLVE PRESENT KASHMIR ISSUE WHERE 100 DAYS CURFEW, 100 KILLINGS. 500 BLINDINGS. THOUSANDS OF INJURED 20 SCHOOL BURNT ARE HAPPENING.HE MUST THINK OUT OF BOX AND MUST NOT HIDE BEHIND SAME OLD BLAME ON NEHRU AND REMAIN TO GET ONE LINB OF OUR BODY TO BECOME GANGRENE AND YOU GOT TO AMPUTE THE LIMB.WE CAUTION NALAYAK N MODI THAT HISTORY AND INDIA WILL NOT FORGIVE HIM FOR NOT ACTING IN TIME
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                            rsju
                            Oct 28, 2016 at 10:19 am
                            guru modi tumhare dilo dimaag pe cha gya h.. sara din modi modi modi dhang ki baat bhi kr liya kr
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                              rsju
                              Oct 28, 2016 at 10:21 am
                              man do you know what NSG is and how it will benefit India? So ja bete congress nahi aayegi
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                                rsju
                                Oct 28, 2016 at 10:18 am
                                modi haters gonna eat @$a
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                                  Vinay
                                  Oct 28, 2016 at 10:18 am
                                  SUCH A YOU ARE.
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                                    Kim Sharma
                                    Oct 28, 2016 at 7:41 am
                                    Seems his overseas tour got dela due to surgical strikes. It is a shame that he still boasts of a surgical strike that has failed to produce even short-term result, though political capital could be reaped. Daily attacks on border are no longer news. Shamelessly Modi govt boasts of surgical strikes when they were preceded and is followed by recurring attacks on the border. One surgical strike can fool a typical BJP supporter, a confirmed moron like most of their ministers and CMs. Modi is the weakest Indian PM ever, an unfit chowkidar of the nation. The Modi govt survives only because of Modi's charisma and ample majority of BJP in Lok Sabha. A weak leader with slender majority would have collapsed already when morons are a majority in the ministry. The overall performance of the govt is pathetic as it fails in execution, though as always the govt is good at exaggerating even non-events. A govt shouldn't be judged by the lack of major corruption scandals. How can an inert, inactive govt get soiled in corruption scandals so early? Manmohan was silent, but the UPA govt was good at execution. True, corruption scandals as well as Modi hype did it in. Modi govt should be judged by the promises and the dream it sold to voters. Isn't the recurring, daily attacks on the border enough prove that the Modi govt is the worst Indian govt ever? Even this failure could have been condoned if the govt had performed at a moderate level on the economic front, at least.
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                                      Rahul
                                      Oct 28, 2016 at 7:58 am
                                      ...just type your cunning venom under your own name...
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                                        Raj
                                        Oct 28, 2016 at 10:36 am
                                        Indics - is that the term stan foreign office says you should now use when referring to India? .
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                                          Raj
                                          Oct 28, 2016 at 10:34 am
                                          Lol! In a democratic country, modi haters have the right to say whatever they want and eat whatever they deserve. Why stop them do it..? .
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                                            Vinayak
                                            Oct 28, 2016 at 12:17 pm
                                            Good news from Indian perspective.May Mr. PM's visit prove fruitful.
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