Even after announcing a preliminary deal with Abe on August 25, Trump left open the possibility of slapping higher duties on Japanese vehicles, a mainstay of the world's third-biggest economy and by far Japan's biggest export to the United States.
Abe's comments followed South Korea's announcement on Thursday that it was ending an intelligence-sharing agreement with Japan amid a dispute over compensation for South Koreans pressed into wartime labour during Japan's occupation of Korea.
Up for grabs are 124 seats in the less powerful of Japan's two chambers that doesn't choose the prime minister. There are 245 seats in the upper house, about half of which are elected every three years.
Shinzo Abe arrived in Delhi on Friday on a three-day visit, top officials, both from central and state government, remained busy in Varanasi giving final touches to the arrangements at Dashashwamedh Ghat.
India and Japan today signed major pacts including an MoU on civil nuclear energy and pledging to build a bullet train network between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe were addressing the India-Japan Business Leaders Forum in New Delhi.
Japan marked the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on Wednesday, as Mayor Kazumi Matsui called on U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders to visit the city to see the scars of the atomic bombing first hand.
India and Japan on Wednesday signed 15 agreements to give a boost to cooperation in various key sectors, including civil aviation, trade and science and technology. Prime Ministrer Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe held talks on various subjects including bilateral ties, regional and international issues. Strongly pitching for zero tolerance against terrorism, the two countries vowed to […]