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  • Shinzo Abe's party takes lead in polls ahead of Japan election 3 days ago

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party showed a strong lead in opinion polls released on Monday ahead of Japan's general election next month, despite a majority of respondents giving a thumbs down to his economic blitz. Japan's lower parliamentary chamber was dissolved on Friday ahead of the election that Abe...
  • Japan PM Shinzo Abe puts off tax hike, calls snap poll November 18, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called a snap election for December and put off a sales tax hike planned for next year, vowing on Tuesday to step down if his strategy to revive the ailing economy falls flat. Despite Abe's aggressive revival policies to end two decades of stagnation, the...
  • Shinzo Abe set to call snap Japan poll, delay tax hike November 18, 2014

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to call a snap election, and seek voters' endorsement for more economic reforms after Japan slipped into recession. Less than two years after he swept to power pledging to reinvigorate the country's flagging economy, Abe is expected to say more needs to be done...
  • US, Japan and Australia vow to oppose Russian action in Ukraine November 17, 2014

    Brisbane: The leaders of the United States, Japan and Australia lined up together against Russia on Sunday, vowing to oppose Russian efforts to destabilise eastern Ukraine during a rare trilateral meeting held at the G20 summit in Brisbane. President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Tony...
  • India-US breakthrough on WTO hailed as 'win-win' situation November 14, 2014

    Brisbane: The resolution of a row between India and the US over food subsidies was on Friday hailed as a "win-win" situation by leading industrialised countries -- Japan, the EU and the UK -- who expressed confidence that a landmark global trade pact stalled for months can now move forward....
  • PM Narendra Modi meets Japan PM over dinner in Brisbane November 14, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe at a dinner hosted by the latter in the Australian city of Brisbane. "Happy to meet you once again," Modi tweeted on meeting Abe. Modi met Abe during his official visit to Japan in August-September this year. The two leaders are...
  • Japan to offer $100 million aid to Ebola-hit Africa November 7, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan will provide up to USD 100 million in fresh aid to Ebola-hit West Africa, the government said on Friday, after the United States called for further global efforts to combat the deadly virus. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said the aid would come on top of USD 40 million...
  • Japan top court issues pregnant women protection ruling October 23, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan's top court said employers cannot discriminate against pregnant women by demoting them or denying requests for lighter work, in a key test case as Tokyo tries to boost the profile of working females. The ruling from the Supreme Court its first on a practice known as "maternity harassment"...
  • Erupting Japan volcano leaves seven unconscious, 250 stranded September 27, 2014

    Tokyo: A Japanese volcano erupted on Saturday, spewing ash and small rocks into the air and leaving seven people unconscious, eight seriously injured and more than 250 stranded on the mountain, officials and media said. A thick, rolling, grey cloud of ash rose into the sky above Mount Ontake close to...
  • PM Modi greets his Japanese counterpart Abe on his birthday September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on his birthday and said that both of them are committed to taking IndiaJapan ties to the next level. "Wishing Shinzo Abe a Happy Birthday! I pray for his long life, good health and wish him the...
  • On his 64th birthday, PM Modi meets his mother, seeks her blessings September 17, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday celebrated his 64th birthday in his homestate Gujarat. He began his day by visiting his mother Hira Baa in Gandhinagar and sought her blessings. This is Modi's first visit to his homestate after taking charge as the Prime Minister in May. On the...
  • Japan pushes North Korea to resolve abductions September 13, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan's prime minister turned up the pressure on North Korea on Saturday to answer questions over the fate of possibly hundreds of Japanese citizens believed to have been abducted by the North's agents in the 1970s and '80s. Shinzo Abe told a rally in Tokyo that he will not back...
  • Japanese PM Shinzo Abe begins South Asia trip September 6, 2014

    Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Saturday in a move to boost Japan's trade and investment in the counties. Abe will hold talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Saturday in Dhaka and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo Sunday, Xinhua reported. "I...
  • Modi's 'secular friends' jibe 'shocking, unbecoming': Congress September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his dig at "secular friends" saying that the comments made on foreign soil were "shocking and ungracious" and had made India a "laughing stock" in Japan. "Shocking and unbecoming of a Prime Minister to mock secularism on foreign...
  • PM Modi wraps up his Japan visit, agreements for investment worth 35 billion dollars in India signed September 3, 2014

    Tokyo: After concluding his successful visit to Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday left for home. From signing crucial agreements opening the doors to investment worth 35 billion dollars, to charming his audience with his oratory skills, PM Modi did it all before signing off from Japan. During his 5day...
  • Japan visit a huge success, PM Modi tells Tokyo Indians, urges them to fulfil 'Clean India' mission September 2, 2014

    Tokyo: India is no more a land of snakecharmers, in fact it has revolutionised the world of computer technology, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he addressed the Indian community in Tokyo, a day ahead of wrapping up his fiveday Japan visit. "My computer engineer friend had superstitious image about India....
  • Live: India no more a land of snakecharmers, we wow the world with the 'mouse', Modi tells Japan September 2, 2014

    In a keynote address at an event by Japan India Association, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that while India is moving at 'Look East policy', Japan is in a 'Look at India' mood....
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  • IndoJapan ties scale new heights as Modi, Abe sign key agreements on bullet trains, Varanasi revamp September 1, 2014

    Tokyo: Japan and India, Asia's second and third largest economies signed five major agreements during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the east Asian nation. A deal on bringing Japan's high speed bullet trains to India signed between the 'two most important democracies of the world' remained one of the...
  • Japan welcomes Modi, talks underway to sign defence, trade pacts September 1, 2014

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accorded an official welcome by the government of Japan on Monday. Accompanied by Japan PM Shinzo Abe, Modi was warmly received at the Akasaka Palace. Modi and Abe are supposed to hold a press conference later in the day. PM Modi is on a fiveday...
  • Japan aims to double India investment in 5 years: report September 1, 2014

    Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will tell his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at a summit on Monday that Japan aims to double its direct investment in India in five years from some $2 billion last year, the Nikkei business daily reported. Modi, on his first major foreign visit since a...
  • Japan aims to double India investment in five year September 1, 2014

    Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will tell his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at a summit on Monday that Japan aims to double its direct investment in India in five years from some $2 billion last year, the Nikkei business daily reported. Modi, on his first major foreign visit since a...
  • Live: IndoJapan ties have several aspects, 21st century belongs to Asia, says Narendra Modi September 1, 2014

    On his third day in Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a luncheon meeting of business leaders in Tokyo. This the PM's first trip out of the subcontinent. Modi, while lauding the Japanese government for their warm reception, said that good governance is his top priority. Trade, and defence are...
  • India, Japan to hold crucial summit talks, key agreements to be signed September 1, 2014

    Tokyo: On the third day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Japan visit, crucial agreements between the two nations are likely to be signed on Monday afternoon. India and Japan are likely to agree to launch a "twoplustwo" security consultative framework involving their foreign and defence ministers during crucial summit talks...
  • IndiaJapan summit on Monday, security consultative framework on agenda August 31, 2014

    Tokyo: India and Japan are likely to agree to launch a "twoplustwo" security consultative framework involving their foreign and defence ministers during crucial summit talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Monday. Modi flew to Tokyo on Sunday evening after an overnight stay in the...
  • Modi seeks Japan's help for 'inclusive vision' on first big trip August 31, 2014

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan on Saturday seeking to capitalise on his affinity with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to strengthen security and business ties on his first major foreign visit since his landslide election victory in May. Modi is one of only three people that Abe follows on...
  • PM Modi arrives in Tokyo to hold summit talks with Shinzo Abe August 31, 2014

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived here for summit talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe after completing the first leg his visit to the former imperial capital city of Kyoto. During his threeday stay here, Modi will hold talks with Abe tomorrow to bolster bilateral security and...
  • PM Narendra Modi's day out in Japan, visits ancient temples, briefed on Kyoto development model August 31, 2014

    Kyoto: On day two of his visit to Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a presentation from Kyoto Mayor Daisaka Kadokawa on how the ancient tradition of Japan's cultural capital has been preserved while building it into a modern city. During the over 40minute presentation, Mayor Kadokawa explained how Kyoto was...
  • Modi lauds Kyoto as heritage city, says India plans to unite culture and technology too August 31, 2014

    Kyoto: Prime Minister Narendra Modi began the second day of his Japan trip by visiting the Toji temple a UNESCO world heritage site along with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. On Saturday, Modi and Abe signed the KashiKyoto agreement. The agreement is aimed at using the Kyoto model for developing Varanasi, Modi's...
  • India, Japan set to intensify defence cooperation August 30, 2014

    New Delhi: India and Japan are set to intensify defence cooperation with the two sides likely to launch a security consultative framework involving their foreign and defence ministers. The two countries are also expected to sign an agreement in the field of rare earth materials after Prime Minister Narendra Modi...