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Suzuki Motor to build new EV battery plant in India

TOKYO — Suzuki Motor said Saturday that it will build a new factory in India to make EV batteries, with an aim to have the plant up and running in 2025 or 2026.   The Japanese automaker intends to invest a total of around 150 billion yen ($1.26 billion) on the new plant, and to increase production of electric vehicles in India.….Read more

  • March 20, 2022
  • , Nikkei Asia , 0:54 a.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

Japanese, Indian leaders discuss Russian invasion of Ukraine

All Sunday papers reported from New Delhi on a summit meeting on Saturday between Prime Minister Kishida and Prime Minister Modi during which they exchanged views on a range of bilateral, regional, and international issues of mutual concern, including the Russian invasion of Ukraine. In a joint press statement released afterward, the two leaders voiced “deep concern” about the Ukraine….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

Kishida fails to persuade Indian leader to join anti-Russia coalition

Asahi said Prime Minister Kishida’s trip to India over the weekend marked the belated launch of “Kishida diplomacy,” noting that the Japanese leader chose to visit the South Asian nation to obtain its firm commitment to the free and open Indo-Pacific strategy with the goal of pushing back against China’s rapid rise in the region. While the Japanese leader also….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

Japan, Turkey hold foreign ministerial meeting

All national dailies wrote on Sunday that visiting Foreign Minister Hayashi met with his Turkish counterpart in the country’s southern city of Antalya on Saturday and agreed that the Russian invasion of Ukraine trampled upon Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and constituted a grave violation of international law that prohibits the use of force. Hayashi reportedly conveyed gratitude for Turkey’s….Read more

  • March 20, 2022
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Kishida to meet Modi for summit as Quad partners discuss Ukraine

KIRAN SHARMA, Nikkei staff writer   NEW DELHI — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrives in New Delhi this weekend for a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during which the Russia-Ukraine conflict and ways to boost cooperation among Quad nations are expected to be high on the agenda.   Kishida is visiting at Modi’s invitation for the 14th….Read more

INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Japan, India likely to hold 2-plus-2 security talks with eye on China

Japan and India are likely to hold a 2-plus-2 meeting of their foreign and defense ministers by the end of this year to discuss security cooperation with an eye on China, according to Japanese government sources.   Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, are scheduled to hold a summit in India on Saturday, after which they….Read more

  • March 16, 2022
  • , The Japan News , 1:02 p.m.
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INTERNATIONAL > Ukraine Crisis

Japan, Australia and India target Indo-Pacific supply-chain code

SATSUKI KANEKO, Nikkei staff writer   TOKYO — Trade chiefs from Japan, Australia and India agreed on Tuesday to develop principles that will strengthen supply chains through better data management in the Indo-Pacific region.   Koichi Hagiuda, Japan’s minister for economy, trade and industry, met virtually with his counterparts Piyush Goyal from India and Dan Tehan of Australia. The three later….Read more

  • March 16, 2022
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INTERNATIONAL > East Asia & Pacific

Kishida plans to visit India and Cambodia from March 19 to 21

Asahi reported that Prime Minister Kishida is planning to visit India and Cambodia from March 19 to 21. The paper said Kishida is expected to exchange views with his Indian counterpart on how to respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The daily noted that Cambodia is the host country of ASEAN this year. The premier is reportedly hoping to….Read more

ECONOMY

Shell to pull out of Russia’s Sakhalin-2 LNG project

Tuesday evening’s Nikkei wrote that the British oil major Shell announced on Monday that it will withdraw from the joint venture for the Sakhalin-2 offshore liquefied natural gas plant in the Russian Far East. Shell holds a 27.5% interest in Sakhalin-2, while the Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom owns 50% of the project. The paper wrote that as Japan’s Mitsui….Read more

  • March 1, 2022
  • , Nikkei evening edition
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INTERNATIONAL > South & Central Asia

Kishida plans to visit India later this month 

Yomiuri wrote that Prime Minister Kishida is planning to visit India later this month for talks with Indian Prime Minister Modi. The paper speculated that the trip is intended to strengthen coordination among the Quad nations in view of the situation in Ukraine. The premier is also planning to visit Cambodia, the chair of ASEAN this year, after India.  

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