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.
"There was a time when we were collaborating in building cars and today we are collaborating in building a bullet train," said Modi, who is here to attend the G20 Summit to be held in Osaka from Friday.
Ahead of his sixth G20 summit, Modi is scheduled to hold plurilateral meetings with world leaders today, including US President Donald Trump. He will also meet Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and then address the Indian community in Osaka.
The ties between the two nations have unravelled ever since President Trump pulled itself out of an Iran nuclear deal in which the latter had agreed to curb its nuclear programme in return of lifting of international financial sanctions.
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 […]