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Japan to provide support for power facility on strategic foothold in India

(Sankei: March 15, 2016 – p. 3)    In response to a request from India, the Japanese government decided on March 14 to conduct a basic survey for the development of a commercial electric power facility on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, an Indian strategic foothold in the Bay of Bengal. India has not accepted foreign support on the islands….Read more

  • 2016-03-15 15:00:00
  • , Sankei
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POLITICS

India removes ban on food imports from Japan

(Asahi: March 10, 2016 – p. 6)    The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) announced on March 9 that India has removed its ban on imports of all Japanese food items. Following the accident at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, India had required that all imported Japanese food items be checked for radioactivity, but it suspended the….Read more

  • 2016-03-10 15:00:00
  • , Asahi
  • Translation

POLITICS

Gov’t planning the introduction of new lending scheme to India for subway construction

(Sankei: February 19, 2016 – p. 1)    The government is planning to introduce a low-rate yen lending program to India by limiting it to construction of subways, a source familiar with the matter revealed on Feb. 18.    Under this new scheme, India will be offered yen loans at an annual interest rate of 0.3%. The conventional rate is….Read more

  • 2016-02-19 15:00:00
  • , Sankei
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SECURITY

U.S., Japan, Australia to conduct joint naval training

Asahi and Mainichi reported on the MSDF announcement on Thursday that an MSDF frigate will join a naval parade organized by the Indian Navy in early February and that on its way to India, the ship plans to take part in a joint drill with U.S. and Australian Navy warships. Asahi wrote that the planned maritime training is intended to….Read more

  • January 15, 2016
  • , Asahi, Mainichi
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Japan to support India’s efforts to promote renewable energy

Mainichi wrote on page 6 that Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hayashi and Indian Energy Minister Goyal issued a joint statement in Tokyo on Tuesday concerning Japan’s support for India’s introduction of high-efficiency coal-fired power generation and renewable energy.  

  • January 13, 2016
  • , Mainichi
  • JMH Summary

SECURITY

MSDF patrols to be enhanced in South China Sea

Sunday’s Yomiuri gave front-page play to a MOD plan to have an MSDF P-3C patrol plane make stopovers at bases in the Philippines, Malaysia, and/or Vietnam on its way home to Japan from Africa after participating in anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia, with the goal of holding China’s pursuit of maritime interests in the South China Sea in….Read more

  • January 12, 2016
  • , Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Japan, India hold vice foreign ministerial level nuclear dialogue

(Asahi: January 8, 2015 – p. 7)    The governments of Japan and India held a nuclear dialogue of their vice foreign ministers on Jan. 7 toward conclusion of a nuclear pact that enables Japan to export nuclear power plant technology to India. The vice foreign ministers also exchanged ideas on such issues as the export of the Japanese Maritime….Read more

  • 2016-01-08 15:00:00
  • , Asahi
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POLITICS

Top diplomats from Japan, India discuss bilateral cooperation

Asahi reported on a vice foreign ministerial meeting held yesterday in Tokyo between Japan and India, during which the officials discussed the agreed-upon signing of a bilateral civil nuclear cooperation treaty and enhanced security collaboration, including Japan’s provision of US-2 amphibious aircraft designed for air-sea rescue operations.   In a related story, NHK reported this morning that the GOJ has….Read more

  • January 8, 2016
  • , Asahi , NHK
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Gap exists between Tokyo, New Delhi over bilateral atomic cooperation treaty

Asahi focused on last month’s agreement between PM Abe and his Indian counterpart Modi on signing a bilateral civil nuclear cooperation treaty, noting that although the envisaged pact will probably be officially sealed this year, the Indian government is cautious about the GOJ’s demand for stipulating assurances in the treaty text that Japan would suspend cooperation if New Delhi carries….Read more

  • January 6, 2016
  • , Asahi
  • JMH Summary

POLITICS

Editorial: Japan-India nuclear agreement shakes base of nonproliferation

(Tokyo Shimbun: December 16, 2015 – p. 5)    Japan and India agreed in principle to conclude a nuclear agreement. If Japan exports its technology of nuclear power generation to India, which possesses nuclear weapons, it will shake the spirit of the nonproliferation fundamentally.    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited India to meet with his Indian counterpart Modi. The two….Read more

  • 2015-12-16 15:00:00
  • , Tokyo Shimbun
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