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Kishida to meet Modi for summit as Quad partners discuss Ukraine

KIRAN SHARMA, Nikkei staff writer   NEW DELHI — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrives in New Delhi this weekend for a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during which the Russia-Ukraine conflict and ways to boost cooperation among Quad nations are expected to be high on the agenda.   Kishida is visiting at Modi’s invitation for the 14th….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Japan, India likely to hold 2-plus-2 security talks with eye on China

Japan and India are likely to hold a 2-plus-2 meeting of their foreign and defense ministers by the end of this year to discuss security cooperation with an eye on China, according to Japanese government sources.   Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, are scheduled to hold a summit in India on Saturday, after which they….Read more

  • March 16, 2022
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Japan, Australia and India target Indo-Pacific supply-chain code

SATSUKI KANEKO, Nikkei staff writer   TOKYO — Trade chiefs from Japan, Australia and India agreed on Tuesday to develop principles that will strengthen supply chains through better data management in the Indo-Pacific region.   Koichi Hagiuda, Japan’s minister for economy, trade and industry, met virtually with his counterparts Piyush Goyal from India and Dan Tehan of Australia. The three later….Read more

  • March 16, 2022
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Kishida plans to visit India and Cambodia from March 19 to 21

Asahi reported that Prime Minister Kishida is planning to visit India and Cambodia from March 19 to 21. The paper said Kishida is expected to exchange views with his Indian counterpart on how to respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The daily noted that Cambodia is the host country of ASEAN this year. The premier is reportedly hoping to….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > South & Central Asia

Shell to pull out of Russia’s Sakhalin-2 LNG project

Tuesday evening’s Nikkei wrote that the British oil major Shell announced on Monday that it will withdraw from the joint venture for the Sakhalin-2 offshore liquefied natural gas plant in the Russian Far East. Shell holds a 27.5% interest in Sakhalin-2, while the Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom owns 50% of the project. The paper wrote that as Japan’s Mitsui….Read more

  • March 1, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > South & Central Asia

Kishida plans to visit India later this month 

Yomiuri wrote that Prime Minister Kishida is planning to visit India later this month for talks with Indian Prime Minister Modi. The paper speculated that the trip is intended to strengthen coordination among the Quad nations in view of the situation in Ukraine. The premier is also planning to visit Cambodia, the chair of ASEAN this year, after India.  


Biden’s Indo-Pacific strategy at odds with German, French visions

KEN MORIYASU, Nikkei staff writer   TOKYO — The cover art of the “Indo-Pacific Strategy of the United States” — a report released by the Biden administration on Feb. 11 — shows a vast Pacific Ocean, with the U.S. West Coast anchoring one end of the region.   This contrasts with the cover of the French Indo-Pacific strategy document, which….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > South & Central Asia

PM Kishida arranging visit to India in March

Sunday’s Sankei gave top coverage to the finding from several GOJ sources on Saturday that Prime Minister Kishida is making arrangements to visit India in March for talks with Indian Prime Minister Modi. Noting that Japan is expected to host a Quad summit in the spring, the paper said the two leaders are expected to confirm stronger cooperation toward a….Read more

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Japanese PM Kishida’s visit to India sought

Tokyo, Feb. 11 (Jiji Press)–Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and his Indian counterpart, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, agreed Friday to restart mutual visits by the two countries’ leaders.   They confirmed that preparations will be made to realize a visit to India by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at an appropriate time.   Hayashi and Jaishankar affirmed that Japan and India will….Read more

  • February 11, 2022
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Chinese ships spotted near Senkakus for 43rd consecutive day

The Japan Coast Guard confirmed there were two China Coast Guard vessels in the contiguous zone outside Japan’s territorial waters near the Senkaku Islands (Ishigaki City, Okinawa Prefecture) on Feb. 8. This was the 43rd consecutive day that Chinese government ships were sighted near the Senkakus.

  • February 9, 2022
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