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Abe, Modi Call for Maximizing Pressure on North Korea (News)

Gandhinagar, India, Sept. 14 (Jiji Press)—Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzō and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, called for maximizing international pressure on North Korea over its nuclear and missile development, at a summit in the western India city of Gandhinagar on Thursday. At their tenth meeting, the two leaders confirmed their countries' commitment to fully implementing the Unite…
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Japanese Lawyer Operating Sashimi Shop in India (News)

New Delhi, May 28 (Jiji Press)—A Japanese lawyer opened a sashimi shop near New Delhi about two months ago to promote the habit of eating raw fish in northern India. "I'II sell sashimi steadily and prepare for the future" where the delicacy and other Japanese food will be popular in the region, said the 36-year-old founder of Sashimi Fresh, Nishino Yoshikazu. Nishino, a native of Tokyo, was …
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Japan, India Sign Nuclear Cooperation Pact (News)

Tokyo, Nov. 11 (Jiji Press)—Japan and India on Friday signed a bilateral nuclear cooperation pact that will enable Japan to export nuclear power plants to India. Among countries that are not signatories of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, India at present is the only nation concluding such a pact with Japan. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told his visiting Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, …
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Connecting with India

In May 2016, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation welcomed India’s C. Raja Mohan to Japan as part of its invitation program for Asian opinion leaders to encourage international exchange on a personal level.
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A Positive Review for Indo-Japanese Ties

Two years into Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration, India’s ties with Japan are growing stronger on the diplomatic, security, and economic fronts. Nippon.com spoke with Dr. C. Raja Mohan, a specialist in Indian foreign policy and regional affairs, about his takes on the India-Japan relationship, prospects for multilateral cooperation, and more.
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Selling the Shinkansen Overseas: What Are Japan’s Chances?

Countries around the world are planning to construct high-speed rail networks, and the competition to win their orders is heating up. Japan, justifiably proud of its Shinkansen bullet train system, is an energetic competitor, but sparks are now flying as China and European countries have entered the fray. Just when it seemed to be coming Japan’s way, the order for a high-speed rail line in Indones…
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Abe’s Indo-Pacific “Security Diamond” Begins to ShineSuzuki Yoshikatsu

Last December Prime Minister Abe Shinzō wrapped up his 2015 diplomatic agenda with two events highlighting his “diamond” strategy for regional maritime security: a state visit to India and talks with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Tokyo. The concept of a partnership between Japan, the United States, Australia, and India began to take on substance after Abe’s visit to Washington i…
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On the Frontline of Gender and Technology: Engineer Abe Reiko Brings Japanese Know-How to Asia’s Rail Infrastructure

Civil engineer Abe Reiko travels the world applying her expertise in ensuring safety and quality on a wide variety of rail projects in Asia, including construction of metro lines in India and high-speed trains in Taiwan.
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A Nascent Democratic Axis for AsiaBrahma Chellaney

Narendra Modi, who recently became prime minister of India, is scheduled to visit Japan later this summer. Geostrategist Brahma Chellaney revisits the Indo-Japanese relationship and finds it thriving on both the economic and security fronts. What is the strategic outlook for these partners moving forward?
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China’s Summit Diplomacy and the Geopolitics of the “Indo-Pacific” RegionShiraishi Takashi

October was a busy month for top-level diplomacy in Asia. Bali was the site of the October 7–8 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit and of the October 8 meeting of leaders from the countries participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. These APEC and TPP meetings were followed by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Brunei (October 9–10), which was accompanied…
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