Modi went to Gandhinagar in a normal vehicle without any security to meet his mother Heeraben.
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The removal of the ban will enable these companies to have cooperation with Japanese firms, including transfer of technology.
Modi welcomed the recent developments in Japan’s policy on transfer of defence equipment and technology.
The two leaders directed their officials to further accelerate negotiations with a view to concluding agreement at an early date.
Modi promised single-window clearances and speedy, non-discriminatory decision-making.
He started detailing the significance and was midway when an amused Modi pointed out that he knows about it.
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Kyoto will provide cooperation in the fields of conservation and modernisation of cities.
Both India and Japan have long-standing border disputes with China, which have a deep impact on their relations.
Modi presented to Abe a commemorative edition of ‘Swami Vivekananda and Japan’ and a copy of the Bhagawad Gita.
Modi can draw from history as he renews India’s engagement with Japan.
As a special gesture, Abe will receive Modi in Kyoto on his arrival.
Abe was satisfied the N Korean committee has the mandate to carry out a serious investigation into the abductions.
But for now, Japan’s defence policy change alters little on the ground.