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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
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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
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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
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Gist of Japan-India joint statement “Vision 2025”

(Asahi: December 13, 2015 – p. 2)    Following is the gist of the joint statement “Japan-India Vision 2025,” issued on Dec. 12:    Vision for deep, broad-based, and action-oriented partnership   · Japan and India uphold the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity; peaceful settlement of disputes; democracy, human rights, and the rule of law; open global trade regime;….Read more

  • 2015-12-14 15:00:00
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Commentary: Japanese views on the Japan-India nuclear pact

(Asahi: December 13, 2015 – p. 9)    At their talks on Dec. 12, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached an agreement in principle for Japan to supply nuclear energy technology to India. The Asahi Shimbun spoke with experts in both countries about the significance of Japan’s cooperation in the field of nuclear power with….Read more

  • 2015-12-14 15:00:00
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Editorial: Japan-India nuclear pact should strictly comply with nonnuclear rules

(Nikkei: December 13, 2015 – p. 2)    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and agreed in principle that the two nations would conclude a nuclear energy agreement. India plans to substantially increase the number of its nuclear energy plants and has strong expectations for Japan’s nuclear technology. If a pact can be concluded between….Read more

  • 2015-12-14 15:00:00
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Joint maritime drills involving U.S., Japan, India begin

(Mainichi: October 15, 2015 – p. 8)    By Jun Kaneko    The joint naval exercise “Malabar” between the U.S. and Indian navies began on Oct. 14 off Chennai in the south of India. Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force will participate. This is the fourth time for Japan for Japan to participate in the exercise following the exercise conducted last year….Read more

  • 2015-10-15 15:00:00
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Japan, Sri Lanka prime ministers agree to cooperate on maritime security

(Yomiuri: October 7, 2015 – p. 4)    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence on Oct. 6. The two leaders agreed on the importance of “freedom of passage in international waters,” with China’s increasing influence in the Indian Ocean in mind. Japan will assist in Sri Lanka’s efforts….Read more

  • 2015-10-07 15:00:00
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S. Korea, France, India to join SDF’s fleet review event for the first time

(Nikkei: September 8, 2015 – p. 4)    South Korea, France and India will send their first naval fleets to a fleet review ceremony hosted by the Self-Defense Forces, the Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) announced on September 7.    The event will be held in Sagami Bay on October 18. It will be also joined by fleets from the U.S.….Read more

  • 2015-09-08 15:00:00
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Abe plays up Japan-India cooperation in international seminar

(Sankei: September 4, 2015 – p. 8)    By Tomoo Iwata    NEW DELHI – An international seminar on cooperation between Hinduism and Buddhism for avoiding conflicts hosted by an Indian think tank started on Sept. 3 in New Delhi. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe emphasized the “rule of law” in a video message for the opening ceremony of the seminar.….Read more

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