Abe was to take US President Barack Obama and other G7 partners to the expansive grounds of Ise Grand Shrine in central Japan, dedicated to sun goddess Amaterasu Omikami, mythical ancestress of the emperor.
Obama is also set to make an historic visit to Hiroshima, site of the world’s first atomic bombing, on Friday, after attending the G7 summit, hosted by Abe.
Masaki Kamei, a doctor from Tokyo who has been visiting disaster-hit areas every year, senses life is coming back.
India-Japan rail diplomacy is a setback for China’s One Belt, One Road initiative.
Under the new visa system, the maximum period of stay will be extended to 30 days from the current 15, with visas valid for five years, up from three years.
It said that Prime Minister Abe expressed his expectation on further enhancement of reform measures including in the financial sector.
‘Strong Japan is good for India and strong India is good for Japan… I hope economic ties between our two countries will be ever closer,’ Abe said.
Tables were named after Indian rivers.
Elaborate security arrangements were in place at this ancient temple town which was all decked up to welcome Modi and Abe shortly after their summit talks in Delhi.
Abe, who met President Pranab Mukherjee, visited Varanasi with Modi and watched the aarti at the Dasashwamedh Ghat.
The two leaders are likely to arrive at around 4 pm at the Babatpur Airport on the outskirts of the city. Roads have been freshly macadamized while traffic restrictions have been in place since last night itself.
The bullet train network will be built on the Shikansen model known for its reliability and safety
Japanese premier Shinzo Abe is on a three-day visit to India
Shinzo Abe, who was hosted by the UPA government as the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations, is coming back to India for the third time
Both sides also working on signing a slew of pacts to push Japanese investments in India