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Russian President Vladimir Putin to Visit Japan This Year

Russian President Vladimir Putin to Visit Japan This Year

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe making preparations for Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Japan this year.

President Vladimir is visit Japan for two major issues i. e. to move forward the stalled territorial negotiations and the other to drive a wedge between Moscow and Beijing.

Security environment in East Asia has become increasingly sever because China has been raising its territorial ambitions and military buildup. Japan does not want to push Russia further to the Chinese side, said Japanese officials.

In a two-day meeting through Monday in Germany, Abe and his Group of Seven counterparts from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and the United States vowed to continue punitive measures on Russia unless it changes course.

Japanese entrepreneurs keen to invest in Bangladesh: Abe

Shinzo-AbeDhaka, Sept 6 : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Saturday that entrepreneurs from his country wanted to invest in transport, infrastructure, power and energy and garment sectors of Bangladesh.

Addressing Bangladesh and Japanese business luminaries during his 21-hour-long visit, Abe was quoted by the Daily Star, as saying, "Bangladesh is an emerging economy. So, our government plans to promote Japanese investment in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is also an important partner of Japan in South Asia."

Japan to invest $35 bn for infrastructure projects in India

Japan to invest $35 bn for infrastructure projects in IndiaTokyo - India will get USD 35 billion from Japan over the next five years for developmental projects, including building of smart cities and next generation infrastructure as also cleaning of the Ganga, as Premier Shinzo Abe Monday pledged to partner Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "ambitious" vision of inclusive development.

The two sides also signed five pacts covering defence exchanges, cooperation in clean energy, roads and highways, healthcare and women while vowing to take their relationship to newer level.

PMs Modi, Abe welcome progress in civil nuclear cooperation

Narendra-Modi-Shinzo-AbeTokyo, Sep 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe affirmed the importance of civil nuclear cooperation between the two countries and welcomed the significant progress in negotiations on the agreement for cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

They directed their officials to further accelerate the negotiations with a view to concluding the Agreement at an early date, and strengthen the two countries' partnership in non-proliferation and nuclear safety," said the Tokyo Declaration for India-Japan special strategic and global partnership

Eagerly awaiting your arrival, Japanese PM tells PM Modi

shinzo-abeNew Delhi, Aug 28 : Responding to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tweet on Thursday, his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe said he was eagerly awaiting the former's arrival in Kyoto.

"India has a special place in my heart, eagerly waiting for your arrival in Kyoto," tweeted Shinzo Abe

"Your first visit to Japan as Indian PM will add new chapter to our strategic partnership," Abe said, adding, "Together we can do a lot for peace and prosperity in the world."

Abe calls up Modi, invites him to Japan for annual summit

Shinzo-AbeNew Delhi, May 20 : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called up BJP prime minister-designate Narendra Modi and invited him to Japan to continue the annual bilateral summit meetings.

In reply, Modi said he has "a wonderful experience of working with you, and I would like to cooperate with you to take India-Japan ties to newer heights from now on".

"I appreciate your inviting me to visit Japan. I look forward to meeting you," Modi said.

In their telephone talk Monday, Abe congratulated Modi on the "historic victory" of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the general elections.

Modi tweets thanks to Japan's Abe

Narendra-ModiNew Delhi, May 19 : BJP prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi Monday expressed gratitude to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his good wishes and said that strong relations with Japan are beneficial for both nations.

In a tweet, Modi said: "Personally, I have a wonderful experience of working with Japan as chief minister. I am sure we will take India-Japan ties to newer heights."

Abe, who visited India last year, in his congratulatory message to Modi, said that he "looks forward to cooperating with you for further development of the relationship between Japan and India".

Australia eyeing free trade pact with Japan

Australia eyeing free trade pact with JapanAustralian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is working to finalise a free trade agreement with the government of Japan.

The Prime Minister said pointed out that the deal will help in creating new jobs in Australia. While speaking to a business gathering in Tokyo, he said that the trade deal will also strengthen regional security. Japan and Australia are working closely to reaching a trade deal at a time when the Japanese authorities are working to reach a similar agreement with the government of the United States, which is a step ahead towards the Pacific trade pact.

Japan raises sales tax after 17 years

Japan raises sales tax after 17 yearsTokyo, April 1 - Japan Tuesday raised its sales tax rate from 5 percent to 8 percent, marking the first sales tax hike in 17 years, reported Xinhua.

The move by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would affect Japan's economy that has showed signs of recovery brought by Abe's economic policies.

The first step of the two-stage tax hike is aimed at covering swelling social security costs for the country's aging society, which would help increase government tax revenues and restore the nation's fiscal health.

Japan to turn over nuclear material to US for destruction

Japan to turn over nuclear material to US for destructionWashington, March 25 - Japan will hand over "hundreds of kilograms of sensitive nuclear material" to the US for destruction as part of the efforts to "help prevent unauthorised actors, criminals, or terrorists from acquiring such materials," the White House said Monday.

Japan’s trade deficit jumps to record high of 11.5 trillion yen

LNGHigher energy imports pushed Japan's annual trade deficit to a record high of 11.5 trillion yen ($112bn) in 2013, up 65 per cent from the previous year, the newly released trade data revealed.

Japan's energy imports jumped drastically after the 2011's powerful tsunami and earthquake forced the country to shut all of its nuclear reactors. But, it was mainly the weakness in yen that pushed the cost of energy imports up.

Between January and December last year, Japan's yen slipped more than 20 per cent against the U. S. dollar.

India, Japan coming together can do wonders: Shinzo Abe

Shinzo-AbeNew Delhi, Jan 25 : Pitching for closer cooperation between India and Japan, visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Saturday said the two countries coming together has great transformational potential.

"A strong India and a strong Japan coming together can do wonders," Abe told a gathering of business leaders of both countries at a session here organised jointly by industry chambers FICCI, CII and Assocham.

"I am confident of the tremendous potential of cooperation between our two nations," he added.

Japanese PM in India, calls on president

Shinzo-AbeNew Delhi, Jan 25 : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, accompanied by his wife Akie Abe, arrived here Saturday on a three-day official visit, and straightaway called on President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Abe was received by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajeev Shukla at the airport.

Welcoming Abe, President Mukherjee expressed happiness that a Japanese prime minister would be the chief guest at the Republic Day Parade for the first time.

Abe hopes to seal Japan's first defence sale in 40 years on visit

Shinzo AbeNew Delhi, Jan. 25 : Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits India this weekend, hoping to wrap up the first overseas sale of military equipment by Tokyo in nearly four decades and open up the world's biggest arms market for his nation's defence manufacturers.

In a sign of growing warmth between the two nations, Abe will be the chief guest at Republic Day parade on Sunday.

But before that, he will meet with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to seal significant defence and trade deals during their bilateral annual summit.

Japanese PM to be chief guest at Republic Day Parade

Shinzo-AbeNew Delhi, Jan 22 : Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe will be the Chief Guest at the Republic Day Parade this year, the first ever Japanese dignitary to grace the occasion.

The Japanese Prime Minister will undertake an official visit to India from January 25 to January 27 at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh.

Prime Minister Abe will meet Manmohan Singh for the Annual Summit between India and Japan.

Their discussions will add substance and content to the India- Japan Strategic and Global Partnership.

Singapore regrets Abe's visit to Yasukuni shrine

Shinzo AbeSingapore, Dec 29 : Singapore Sunday said it regretted the visit by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the Yasukuni shrine commemorating those who died in the service of the Japanese empire.

"Our consistent position has been that such visits reopen old grievances, and are unhelpful to building trust and confidence in the region," Xinhua reported quoting a statement by the foreign ministry spokesman.

It also added that tensions in the region have been rising due to the recent series of events, actions and counter-actions, taken by a number of different parties.

China furious over Abe's visit to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine

shinzo-abeTokyo, Dec 26 : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe controversial visit to the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine has sparked predictable outrage from China and South Korea.

China's foreign ministry spokesman Qin Gang said that they strongly condemn the Abe's visit to the shrine with a purpose to beautify Japan's history of militaristic aggression and colonial rule, the Guardian reports.

Abe visited the shrine for war dead to mark the first anniversary of the launch of his administration.

Japanese Govt. drops ‘deflation’ from economic report as prices pick up

Japan economyJapan's economy is making steady progress towards getting rid of the years-old problem of `deflation' as the economic improvement continued to gain momentum, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday.

Mr. Abe was addressing a group of ministers after the government dropped the word deflation from its monthly economic report for the first time since November 2009.

Japan offers development assistance to ASEAN members

Japan offers development assistance to ASEAN membersJapan, which is the world's largest economy, has offered economic assistance to members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in order to strengthen its presence in the region and preferably boost infrastructure and other exports into the region.

Japan to promote 'womenomics', pledges over $3 bn ODA

Japan to promote 'womenomics', pledges over $3 bn ODAUnited Nations, Sep 27 : Japan will promote "womenomics" -- a theory which asserts that the advancement of women in society is directly correlated with its growth rate -- and give over $3 billion of official development assistance (ODA) in the next three years targeting women's participation in society and the empowerment of women, says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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