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FM Hayashi to visit Central Asia from late April 

Yomiuri and Nikkei wrote that Foreign Minister Hayashi is planning to visit Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and other Central Asian nations starting in late April, speculating that he is hoping to strengthen Japan’s cooperation in the energy sector with these nations that are rich in oil and gas resources.  

  • April 13, 2022
  • , Yomiuri, Nikkei
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

Gap remains between U.S., India over Russia

All broadcasters highlighted the summit meeting between President Biden and Indian Prime Minister Modi held remotely on Monday during which the U.S. leader “clearly conveyed that increasing Russian energy imports will not serve India’s interests,” in the words of White House Press Secretary Psaki as cited by NHK. The network also took up remarks made by an unnamed White House….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

Editorial: Heavyweight India can help end Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis

The international community is watching India’s stance on Ukraine. New Delhi has avoided direct condemnation of Russia’s invasion and has abstained from every United Nations resolution on the issue. This commitment to a neutrality has triggered a heated debate in the country.   An economic heavyweight, India now ranks alongside the U.K. and France in terms of gross domestic product. Its….Read more

  • April 6, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:36 p.m.
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Envoy stresses neutrality of India’s diplomacy

Indian Ambassador to Japan Sanjay Kumar Verma sat down for an interview with the Sankei Shimbun in Kobe City, which he was visiting. When the draft resolution condemning Russia for invading Ukraine was adopted by an overwhelming majority at the UN General Assembly’s emergency special meeting held last month, India abstained from voting on the resolution. The Ambassador explained that….Read more

  • April 3, 2022
  • , Sankei , p. 6
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INTERNATIONAL > South & Central Asia

Editorial: Myanmar’s generals must be pressed to keep ASEAN promises

A special envoy to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations has visited Myanmar for the first time since civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi was deposed in February last year. Prak Sokhonn, the foreign minister of this year’s ASEAN chair, Cambodia, sought a breakthrough in the political crisis, but little was achieved.   During the March 21-23 visit, Prak Sokhonn met with Myanmar’s….Read more

  • March 31, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 1:00 p.m.
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Japan’s Chubu Electric to fund Indian ‘mini-grid’ startup

TASUKU IKEDA, Nikkei staff writer   TOKYO — Japanese utility Chubu Electric Power is looking to invest in Indian startup OMC Power, which provides “mini-grids” to underdeveloped areas, Nikkei has learned.   Chubu Electric will take a stake topping 20% via a private share placement. An announcement of the deal, anticipated to be worth billions of yen (1 billion yen equals….Read more

  • March 29, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 4:27 p.m.
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Japan’s Eneos to pull plug on Myanmar gas business

TOKYO/BANGKOK — Japan’s top oil refiner Eneos Holdings will withdraw from natural gas production in Myanmar, Nikkei has learned, amid growing criticism that the project has funded the military’s suppression of human rights in the Southeast Asian nation.   Development of the Yetagun offshore gas field was funded by Japan’s government and companies, but it became difficult to continue after Mitsubishi Corp. announced in….Read more

  • March 25, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 5:18 p.m.
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‘Kishida diplomacy’ takes off in earnest, aiming to link Asia and West

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has returned from India and Cambodia, having called for both countries’ cooperation in responding to the situation in Ukraine.   Apart from attending international meetings, the trips were Kishida’s first foreign visits since taking office last October.   They marked the full launch of his in-person diplomacy, with the prime minister also planning to attend a….Read more

  • March 22, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 1:52 p.m.
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Editorial: Japan, India must show solidarity in response to Russia’s heinous actions

Russia’s heinous actions must be stopped, and efforts must be made to restore the damaged international order. It is important for each country to build consensus on the matter and respond to it in solidarity.   Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has visited India and held talks with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi.   In a joint statement, the two leaders….Read more

  • March 21, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 1:19 p.m.
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Suzuki Motor to build new EV battery plant in India

TOKYO — Suzuki Motor said Saturday that it will build a new factory in India to make EV batteries, with an aim to have the plant up and running in 2025 or 2026.   The Japanese automaker intends to invest a total of around 150 billion yen ($1.26 billion) on the new plant, and to increase production of electric vehicles in India.….Read more

  • March 20, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 0:54 a.m.
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