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  • PM Narendra Modi tweets to Shinzo Abe in Japanese 4 hours 32 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday put out a series of tweets in Japanese, one of them addressed to his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and said that as his friends from Japan had asked him to talk to the people of Japan directly, so he did so. "Friends from...
  • PM Narendra Modi to travel to Japan on August 31 August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a four-day trip to Japan from August 31 to bolster bilateral ties in key areas of civil nuclear cooperation, security, defence and trade. During his visit from August 31 to September 3, the Prime Minister will call on Emperor Akihito and hold...
  • Modi writes to Japanese PM on postponement of visit June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe about the postponement of his proposed visit there next month in view of the Budget session of the Parliament. Modi was expected to visit Japan next month but it has been deferred till after the Budget session...
  • Twitter friendship blossoms for Narendra Modi and Japan PM Shinzo Abe May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe follows only three people on Twitter: his outspoken wife, a scandal-tainted politician and India's Prime Minister-in-waiting Narendra Modi. Modi and Abe are two assertive nationalists who came to power on platforms pledging economic revival. They share a keen interest in neighbour China's growing...
  • China downplays Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's visit to India January 27, 2014

    China on Monday downplayed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India as a bilateral issue, even as the state-media termed the trip as a failure for not succeeding in pinning down Beijing. "The visit you mentioned is an issue between India and Japan," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told...
  • Manmohan Singh a 'dear friend', says Japanese Premier Abe January 26, 2014

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday hosted a private dinner for his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, who described him as one of his mentors and a "dear friend". The dinner at the Prime Minister's official residence at 7 Race Course Road was attended by Abe and his wife Akie, who joined...
  • Colour, courage on display as India celebrates its 65th Republic Day January 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In a multi-faceted majestic display of its might, India on Sunday celebrated its 65th Republic Day portraying its rich culture, achievements in diverse fields and the military prowess at the parade at Rajpath. Marching down from the President House at Raisina Hills to the Red Fort, the parade showcased...
  • Japanese PM Shinzo Abe arrives at India's 65th Republic Day celebrations January 26, 2014

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh welcomed his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at the Rajpath to witness the celebration of 65th Republic Day. The Japanese PM was accompanied by President Pranab Mukherjee. ...
  • Japan PM Shinzo Abe's three day visit to India begins from January 25 January 22, 2014

    Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe will pay a three-day official visit to India from January 25 during which he will attend the Republic Day Parade as Chief Guest and hold talks on key issues with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh for the bilateral annual summit. The discussions between the two...
  • China-Japan propaganda war continues, compares to Lord Voldemort January 8, 2014

    China lambasted Japan on Tuesday for comparing it to Lord Voldemort, the villain in the Harry Potter stories, after both countries used the character to describe each other in a tit-for-tat diplomatic spat. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's December 26 visit to Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine, where Japanese leaders convicted as war...
  • China says Japan PM shuts door on talks with war shrine visit December 30, 2013

    China said on Monday that its leaders will not meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after his visit to a shrine seen by critics as a symbol of Tokyo's wartime aggression, underscoring the deteriorating ties between Asia's two biggest economies. Abe had repeated his hopes for talks with Beijing last week,...
  • Japan: PM Shinzo Abe visits shrine for war dead, China, South Korea angered December 26, 2013

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Tokyo's Yasukuni Shrine for war dead on Thursday, a temple seen as a symbol of Japan's World War II militarism, prompting a swift and sharp rebuke from China. The first serving Prime Minister to visit the shrine in seven years, Abe however said he had...
  • Japnese PM Abe says won't tolerate use of force to change regional status quo October 27, 2013

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told Japanese troops on Sunday that Japan would not tolerate the use of force to change the region's status quo, comments likely to rile Beijing which is locked in a long and bitter territorial dispute with Tokyo. "Use of force for changing the status quo" is an...
  • Japan to go nuclear free, last standing atomic reactor to be switched off today September 15, 2013

    Japan will once again be without atomic energy as its only operating nuclear reactor goes offline on Sunday for refueling and maintenance, and other plants remained closed for intensified safety checks following the 2011 meltdowns at the tsunami-stricken plant in Fukushima. But despite signs the crisis in Fukushima is worsening, Japan's...
  • Japan to fund ice wall to contain Fukishima reactor leaks September 4, 2013

    Tokyo: The Japanese government announced Tuesday that it will spend $470 million on a subterranean ice wall and other steps in a desperate bid to stop leaks of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant after repeated failures by the plant's operator. The decision is widely seen as an attempt...
  • Japan PM pledges speedy, comprehensive Fukushima moves September 2, 2013

    Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday the government will take prompt, comprehensive steps to clean up the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant amid growing concerns about the plant operator's ability to handle it. Embattled Tokyo Electric Power Co (9501.T), or Tepco, said at the weekend that radiation near a...
  • After Fukushima disaster, the deadliest part of Japan's nuclear clean-up August 14, 2013

    The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is preparing to remove 400 tonnes of highly irradiated spent fuel from a damaged reactor building, a dangerous operation that has never been attempted before on this scale. Containing radiation equivalent to 14,000 times the amount released in the atomic bomb attack on...
  • Japan says Fukushima leak worse than thought, government joins clean-up August 8, 2013

    Highly radioactive water from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is pouring out at a rate of 300 tonnes a day, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up. The revelation amounted to an acknowledgement that plant operator Tokyo Electric...
  • Japan: Highly radioactive water pouring out of Fukushima nuclear plant August 7, 2013

    Tokyo: Highly radioactive water from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is pouring out at a rate of 300 tonnes a day, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up. The revelation amounted to an acknowledgement that plant operator Tokyo...
  • In overture to China, Japan PM may skip visit to war dead shrine August 2, 2013

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will likely skip visiting a shrine for war dead on a traditional remembrance day this month, a move he hopes will open the door to a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping and mend badly frayed ties. Whether Xi, faced with huge domestic challenges, is willing...
  • Japan: Voting starts in closely watched Tokyo elections June 23, 2013

    Tokyo: Tokyo voters began electing a city assembly on Sunday in a contest that is being closely watched as an indicator of how Japan's major parties will fare in parliamentary polls next month. The election will decide 127 seats in the Tokyo metropolitan assembly. Japan's strongest party, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's...
  • 'India, Japan civil n-deal may happen within 2 years' May 29, 2013

    Tokyo: Japan on Wednesday indicated that an agreement on civil nuclear cooperation with India could happen in "shorter than two years", but both sides seemed to tread cautiously in the matter given their respective stands on the contentious issues of Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). Tonohika...
  • Japan sanctions $ 700 million loan for Mumbai Metro May 29, 2013

    Tokyo: Japan has given a loan of 71 billion yen (around $700 million) for the Mumbai Metro Line-III project. The exchange of notes was signed in this regard here on Wednesday in the presence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. "The two Prime Ministers welcomed the...
  • PM meets Japanese Emperor, discusses bilateral ties May 29, 2013

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday called on Japanese Emperor Akihito and discussed bilateral ties and issues of mutual interest. Manmohan accompanied by his wife Gursharan Kaur met the Emperor and the Empress of Japan at the luncheon at Imperial Palace in Tokyo ahead of his meeting with Prime...
  • PM Manmohan to meet Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe today May 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is set to meet his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe later on Wednesday. On the agenda are efforts to strengthen the ties between the two nations. Manmohan is in Japan on a three-day visit for bilateral talks. The Prime Minister is also scheduled to meet...
  • PM for closer security and defence ties with Japan May 28, 2013

    Tokyo: Warning against "continuing threats" in the Indo-Pacific region, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said India sees Japan as a "natural and indispensable partner" in its quest for stability and peace in Asia that is washed by the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The Prime Minister also underlined the need for...
  • Chinese daily calls Japan 'petty burglars' May 28, 2013

    Beijing: Piqued over Japan's warm ties with India, an influential Chinese daily on Tuesday said New Delhi's wisdom lies in dealing with its disputes with Beijing calmly undisturbed by "internal and international provocateurs". As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh undertook a visit to Tokyo amid reports of defence deals between the two...
  • PM in Japan for a 3-day trip to cement bilateral ties May 28, 2013

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is in Tokyo on a three-day visit for bilateral talks. On the agenda are stronger defence ties, joint naval exercises and a possibility of a civil nuclear agreement. The PM also called upon Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, who are due to visit India...
  • PM to seek nuclear deal, investments during Japan visit May 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left on Monday on a two-nation five-day visit to Japan and Thailand aiming to give a "new meaning" to India's 'Look East' policy and hoping it will contribute to peace, prosperity and stability in the Asia-Pacific. PM Manmohan, who flew to Tokyo, his first...
  • PM Manmohan Singh to visit Japan later in May May 14, 2013

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will visit Tokyo later in May to expand India's strategic partnership with Japan and discuss a bilateral civilian nuclear cooperation agreement. He will visit Japan from May 27-30 for talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. The two leaders...