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29-Oct-2018 Tokyo

India, Japan to start 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

India and Japan will start a 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue involving their respective foreign and defence ministers to work for peace and stability in the world, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Narendra Modi said on Monday."Without the cooperation between India...

28-Oct-2018 Tokyo

Narendra Modi gifts Japanese PM handcrafted stone bowls, durries

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday gifted his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe two handcrafted stone bowls and durries.Modi, who arrived here on Saturday for his annual bilateral summit with Abe, was received by the latter at the Yamanashi prefecture,...

02-Oct-2018 Tokyo

Shinzo Abe replaces Defence, Health Ministers in Cabinet reshuffle

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday replaced his Ministers of Defence and Health, Labour and Welfare in a major Cabinet reshuffle, with an eye on upcoming elections for the upper house of the Parliament in 2019, to be followed by lower house elections...

04-Jan-2018 Tokyo

Shinzo Abe : North Korea greatest threat to Japan since WWII

The security situation facing Japan is the "severest since the Second World War", Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday, calling the prospect of a nuclear-capable North Korea "absolutely unacceptable".Tensions in the region have remained high in recent...

05-Nov-2017 Tokyo

Donald Trump in Japan, begins five-nation Asia tour

US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that "no dictator" should underestimate Washington's resolve, as he arrived in Japan to begin his five-nation tour through Asia, media reports said."No one, no dictator, no regime should underestimate American resolve,"...

01-Nov-2017 Tokyo

Shinzo Abe re-elected Japanese PM after election landslide

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-appointed the nation's leader on Wednesday after his ruling bloc's big election win last month and retained all of his ministers in his new Cabinet.Abe, 63, was re-elected in a special parliamentary session. He received...

23-Oct-2017 Tokyo

Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc bags two-thirds majority

Prime Minister Shinzo Abes ruling coalition won a resounding victory in Sundays snap election, securing two-thirds majority in the Lower House that raises his chances of achieving a historic third term and his longtime ambition of revising the pacifist Constitution,...

14-Sep-2017 Gandhinagar

India, Japan push for free Indo-Pacific region

Breaking the ground for the ambitious Rs 1 lakh crore Bullet Train with major Japanese aid, India and Japan on Thursday elevated their bilateral ties to new levels and called for a free and open Indo-Pacific region where sovereignty and international laws are...

14-Sep-2017 Gandhinagar

India, Japan tell Pakistan to bring terrorists to book

India and Japan on Thursday urged Pakistan to bring to justice terrorists who masterminded the 2008 terror attack in Mumbai and the attack on the IAF base at Pathankot in Punjab in 2016.A joint statement released after talks between Prime Ministers Narendra...

14-Sep-2017 Gandhinagar

New railway philosophy lifeline to new India : Narendra Modi

Following the ground-breaking ceremony of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai high-speed rail project, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the "new railway philosophy" will be the lifeline to a new India."This is not just the start of a high speed rail," Modi...

14-Sep-2017 Gandhinagar

Doklam figured in talks between Narendra Modi ,Shinzo Abe

The Doklam standoff between India and China appears to have figured in talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe here on Thursday.While a joint statement released after the meeting between Modi and Abe did not mention...

14-Sep-2017 Gandhinagar

Narendra Modi Shinzo Abe visit museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi

Ahead of their annual bilateral summit here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Thursday visited Dandi Kutir, India's largest and only museum dedicated to the life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi."Preserving the legacy...

13-Sep-2017 Ahmedabad

Shinzo Abe begins India tour with Narendra Modi bonhomie

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday began a two-day visit to India here with a warm hug from his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, who took him through a road show to Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram and the iconic Sidi Saiyed mosque representing...

13-Sep-2017 Ahmedabad

Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe visit 16th century mosque in Ahmedabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Wednesday visited Sidi Saiyyed Ki Jaali, a 16th century mosque in the old city of Ahmedabad, soon after the latter's arrival here on a two-day visit.Modi received Abe and his wife Akie...

13-Sep-2017 Ahmedabad

Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe visit Sabarmati Ashram

Keeping a date with history, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Wednesday visited the Sabarmati Ashram soon after the latter's arrival here on a two-day visit.The two leaders and Japan's First Lady Akie Abe paid floral tributes...

13-Sep-2017 Ahmedabad

Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe go on a roadshow

Breaking away from official protocol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday proceeded on a roadshow with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe soon after the latter's arrival here on a two-day visit.Modi, Abe and Japan's First lady Akie Abe boarded an open...

07-Jul-2017 Hamburg

Narendra Modi meets Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the G20 Summit here."PM @narendramodi meets PM @AbeShinzo on sidelines of G20 Summit," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted.The...

14-Feb-2017 Tokyo

Trump is good listener, frank : Shinzo Abe

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe believes that US President Donald Trump is a "good listener", as well as "friendly and open", the media reported."President Trump is surprisingly a good listener though it may seem that he isn't. He's also very frank and open....

26-Jan-2017 Tokyo

Abe, Trump prepare to hold summit in Washington

Japanese Prime Minister Sinzo Abe on Thursday said the government was making preparations for a meeting between him and new US President Donald Trump early next month, the media reported.In an address to the lower house of Parliament, Abe said the two countries...

22-Nov-2016 Buenos Aires

Signing peace accord with Russia not easy: Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said that although there was potential for a peace treaty between Japan and Russia in the future, but given their World War II rift, the path forward would not be easy.Abe said this to the press in Buenos Aires late on Monday...

18-Nov-2016 New York

Japanese PM, Donald Trump meet in New York

US President-elect Donald Trump met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the first foreign head of government he spoke face to face since he won the November 8 election.A spokesperson said that the meeting began on Thursday evening at 4.55 p.m., at New York's...

11-Nov-2016 Tokyo

Narendra Modi appreciates Japan for offering amphibian aircraft

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appreciated Japan for expressing its readiness to offer its state-of-the-art US-2 amphibian aircraft to India for defence purposes."Prime Minister Modi conveyed his appreciation for Japan's readiness to provide its state-of-the-art...

11-Nov-2016 Tokyo

India, Japan sign 'historic' civil nuclear agreement

India and Japan signed the long-awaited civil nuclear agreement following the annual bilateral summit here on Friday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi wooed Japanese businessmen by reiterating his resolve to make India the most open economy in the world."Today's...

11-Nov-2016 Tokyo

Narendra Modi, Shinzo Abe welcome nuclear deal, condemn terrorism

Prime Ministers Narendra Modi of India and Shinzo Abe of Japan on Friday welcomed the signing of the civil nuclear agreement between the two countries and said it reflects a "new level of mutual confidence and strategic partnership".In a joint statement during...

11-Nov-2016 Tokyo

Narendra Modi, Abe meet for annual bilateral summit

Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe formally met for the annual India-Japan bilateral summit here on Friday."Another landmark India-Japan Annual Summit commences. PM @narendramodi is welcomed by PM @AbeShinzo at Kantei, the Prime Minister's Office,"...

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