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UNSC releases statement condemning Dhaka attack

All Monday papers reported that the UN Security Council issued a press statement on Sunday strongly denouncing the Dhaka terrorist attack as “heinous and cowardly.” Nikkei wrote that as the UNSC chair for the month of July, Japan spearheaded efforts to draft the statement without delay ahead of the Independence Day holiday in the U.S. Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga emphasized….Read more

  • July 4, 2016
  • , Asahi, Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei, Tokyo Shimbun
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ECONOMY > Energy

India pins hopes on technology, parts in Japan-India nuclear accord

Sekhar Basu, chairman of the Indian Atomic Energy Commission, gave an interview to the Asahi Shimbun on June 14. Basu expressed his expectations for the Japan-India nuclear cooperation agreement reached late last year, saying, “I would like Japan to provide cooperation in terms of (nuclear energy-related) technology and parts.” He also indicated that India will continue to reprocess spent nuclear….Read more

  • June 16, 2016
  • , Asahi , p. 11
  • Translation

INTERNATIONAL

India heeds Japan’s request for canceling restrictions on foreign financing

Sunday’s Sankei front-paged the finding that in response to a request from Japan, the Indian government in April chose not to go ahead with the planned enhancement of restrictions on financing for infrastructure projects in the country by foreign commercial banks. The GOJ reportedly made the request out of concern that the proposed regulation would hamper bilateral economic cooperation. Japan….Read more

  • May 15, 20`6
  • , Sankei , p.1
  • summary

INTERNATIONAL > South & Central Asia

Japan to team up with India to build port facilities in Iran

Sunday’s Nikkei front-paged a GOJ plan to use ODA programs to help Iran construct an energy transportation hub at a port in southern Iran in cooperation with India, which plans to invest heavily there with the goal of holding its archrival Pakistan in check. Tokyo hopes to seal a basic accord on the plan when PM Abe visits Tehran sometime….Read more

  • May 8, 2016
  • , Nikkei , p.1
  • summary

POLITICS

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
  • Translation

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
  • Translation

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
  • JMH Summary

INTERNATIONAL

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
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