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Indian PM Modi to visit Japan Nov. 10-12, hold summit with Abe

TOKYO, Oct. 28, Kyodo — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make a three-day visit to Japan from Nov. 10 to meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Japanese government said Friday, with economic and defense cooperation likely high on the agenda.   The leaders are likely to sign a civil nuclear cooperation pact, including a provision to assure Japan….Read more

  • October 28, 2016
  • , Kyodo News , 11:18 a.m.
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Kazakh President Nazarbayev to visit Japan on Nov. 6-9

President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan will visit Japan for four days from Nov. 6, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Friday.   During his fourth visit to Japan as president, Nazarbayev will meet Emperor Akihito as well as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.   “Kazakhstan is a major country in the Central Asia region…and will next year become the first Central Asian….Read more

  • October 14, 2016
  • , Kyodo News , 11:48
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Japan to extend $400 million annually for Afghan reconstruction

All papers reported on the opening of the Afghan donors’ conference in Brussels on Wednesday to discuss aid policy for the war-torn country from 2017 through 2020. Japan pledged to provide $400 million in aid annually. But State Minister for Foreign Affairs Sonoura said the effectiveness of the aid will be limited unless the security situation is improved, calling on….Read more

  • October 6, 2016
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei, Tokyo Shimbun
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Japan, India to sign civil atomic cooperation pact

Kyodo reported on Friday that when Indian Prime Minister Modi visits Japan in mid-November for a summit with Prime Minister Abe, the two governments are likely to sign a civil nuclear energy cooperation accord that will enable Japan to export nuclear power technology to India. This will be the first time for Japan to sign such a pact with a….Read more

  • September 30, 2016
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Abe meets with Turkish leader

Several Friday papers reported on Prime Minister Abe’s meeting with Turkish President Erdogan on Wednesday in New York, during which Abe expressed respect for the unity shown by the Turkish people after the failed military coup in July.

  • September 23, 2016
  • , Asahi
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Japan to provide medical assistance to Cuba

Nikkei wrote that during his trip to Cuba in late September, Prime Minister Abe will announce Japan’s intention to provide medical equipment to the nation by using Japan’s ODA grants worth probably around one billion yen.

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Japan-India summit planned for November

Sunday’s Yomiuri claimed that arrangements are being made for Indian PM Modi to visit Tokyo in mid-November for a summit with PM Abe, during which they are likely to sign a bilateral civil nuclear cooperation agreement. The two governments are expected to start full-fledged discussions soon on the wording of the envisaged accord to “balance” Japan’s provision of atomic energy….Read more

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Tokyo ceremony honors JICA personnel killed in Bangladesh

Most papers reportedly briefly that a JICA event was convened yesterday in Tokyo to pay tribute to the seven Japanese nationals who were killed in the Dhaka café attack in early July. PM Abe, FM Kishida, and other officials attended the ceremony. The prime minister told the press afterward: “We must continue to support Bangladesh by taking thorough safety measures….Read more

  • August 3, 2016
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei, Tokyo Shimbun
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All JICA volunteers evacuated from Bangladesh –

According to a Kyodo story published in Saturday morning’s Nikkei, all JICA volunteers have been evacuated from Bangladesh following the deadly terrorist attack in a café in Dhaka on July 1 on account of the unstable local security situation. Almost 70 Japanese volunteers were engaged in various development projects there as of last October. The daily said the terrorist attack….Read more

  • July 30, 2016
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LDP General Council Chairman Nikai leaves for South America

Saturday morning’s Yomiuri reported that LDP General Council Chairman Nikai left for Chile and Peru on Friday. The paper said Nikai will attend the inauguration of President Kuczynski as a special government envoy. He is also expected to deliver a speech at a tsunami disaster prevention event in Chile and return to Japan on July 30.

  • July 23, 2016
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