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Japan, Kazakhstan leaders vow unity on nuclear disarmament

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev affirmed in Tokyo Monday their mutual cooperation in striving for nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation, sharing the goal of realizing a world free of nuclear arms.   Nazarbayev’s fourth visit to Japan comes 25 years after the closure of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site in Kazakhstan, where the Soviet Union carried out….Read more

  • November 7, 2016
  • , Kyodo News , 21:28
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Japan to offer training as part of Indian bullet train bid

TOKYO — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to visit Japan for three days, starting Thursday. His hosts will take the opportunity to call for a stronger alliance with India, and to offer economic assistance for the country.   Among Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s priorities will be to pitch his country’s bullet trains for a high-speed rail corridor project….Read more

  • November 6, 2016
  • , Nikkei Asian Review , 2:00 a.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > South & Central Asia

Japan, India to ink nuclear co-op deal

The Japanese and Indian governments are headed toward signing a nuclear cooperation agreement that will enable Japan to export to India materials, machinery and technologies related to nuclear power plants, it has been learned.   The signing ceremony is set to be held when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, in Tokyo on Friday, according….Read more

  • November 06, 2016
  • , The Japan News , 8:24 p.m.
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Japan, India to seal nuclear cooperation agreement

Sunday’s Yomiuri led with an article on a summit in Tokyo between Prime Minister Abe and his Indian counterpart Modi planned for Nov. 11, during which they will sign a civil nuclear cooperation agreement making it possible for Japan to export Japanese nuclear energy technology to India. This will be the first time for Tokyo to seal such a pact….Read more

  • November 6, 2016
  • , Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL > South & Central Asia

LDP’s Nikai holds talks with Indian PM Modi

Friday morning’s Yomiuri and Sankei wrote that LDP Secretary General Nikai held talks with Indian Prime Minister Modi in New Delhi on Thursday and gave a letter from Prime Minister Abe to the Indian leader, who is scheduled to visit Japan on Nov. 10-12. Nikai told reporters afterward that it is important for Japan to promote exchanges with India because….Read more

  • November 4, 2016
  • , Yomiuri
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INTERNATIONAL > South & Central Asia

Kazakhstani President to deliver speech in Hiroshima

NHK reported this morning on its one-on-one interview with President of Kazakhstan Nazarbayev, which was conducted ahead of his visit to Tokyo and Hiroshima from Nov. 6-9. During the interview, the president said he is planning to deliver a speech in Hiroshima since many people in Kazakhstan are still suffering from radiation caused by nuclear tests conducted more than 450….Read more

  • November 4, 2016
  • , NHK
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INTERNATIONAL > South & Central Asia

Gist of joint press statement by leaders of Japan and Myanmar

The gist of the joint press statement made [on Nov. 2] by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Myanmar’s State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi is as follows:   Japan-Myanmar relations   Abe:  Japan and Myanmar are partners that share the same values on freedom, democracy, fundamental human rights, and the rule of law. Japan will provide full….Read more

  • November 3, 2016
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Rush of foreign leaders visiting Japan aimed at “encircling” China

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will hold a meeting on Nov. 2 with Aung San Suu Kyi, state counsellor and foreign minister of Myanmar who is visiting Japan from Nov. 1. The two leaders are expected to discuss economic aid to Myanmar. Although Abe is unable to travel overseas for now because he is giving priority to Diet deliberations on the….Read more

  • November 1, 2016
  • , Sankei , p. 2
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Japan, India to sign nuclear cooperation pact

Asahi wrote that it has learned from a senior MOFA official that the governments of Japan and India have decided to sign an agreement on civil nuclear cooperation during their leaders’ meeting that will be held when Prime Minister Modi visits Japan in mid-November.

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Japanese, Indian vice foreign ministers agree on opposing DPRK’s nuclear arms development

Vice Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama met with Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in New Delhi on Oct. 28. The two officials exchanged views on political, security, and economic cooperation and other issues ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan in mid-November. They agreed that North Korea’s development of nuclear arms should be dealt with firmly.  

  • October 29, 2016
  • , Nikkei , p. 4
  • JMH Translation
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