All papers reported today on a meeting held yesterday between Prime Minister Abe and his visiting Indian counterpart Modi, during which they agreed to enhance mutual cooperation for the creation of a “free and open” Indo-Pacific region and dealing with North Korea’s nuclear and missile development. Abe also reportedly briefed Modi on his latest trip to China. According to the papers, the premier invited Modi to his vacation home near Mount Fuji in Yamanashi Prefecture for dinner in a bid to demonstrate his strong partnership with the Indian leader, who is currently making his third trip to Japan. The two leaders also reportedly had lunch and toured a manufacturing plant there together. They plan to hold their twelfth summit at the Kantei today to confirm bilateral cooperation on the defense and economic fronts.