PM Modi tells Indian community in Japan

PM Modi tells Indian community in Japan

This is Modi's third visit to Japan as prime minister.

Regarding India as the most important partner for his free and open Indo-Pacific strategy, Abe hopes to confirm with Modi the promotion of the two countries' defense cooperation, informed sources said. They then went to Abe's vacation home in Yamanashi for dinner and then travelled to Tokyo, 110 km away, by train. Prior to his departure, the Prime Minister stated that the meeting with Abe would be his 12th since his first visit to Japan in 2014.

Relations with China are a major issue shared by Modi and Abe, as their cooperation may balance China's growing regional influence and military assertiveness.

It is said the prime minister's visit will reaffirm the traditional bonds of friendship between the two countries and strengthen their multi-faceted cooperation in diverse fields.

"Make in India emerged as global brand today.We're manufacturing quality products not only for India but for world.India is becoming a global hub, especially in field of electronics and automobile manufacturing.We're rapidly moving towards being no.1 in mobile phones manufacturing".

"Japan is also at the forefront of engaging in our national initiatives, such as "Make in India", "Skill India", "Digital India", "Start Up India".

Ahead of the Men's Hockey World Cup 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished success for the mega hockey event to be held in Odisha in November. "Japanese investors have faith in India's economic future, which is marked with myriad opportunities", Modi said. "The policies being made in India, the work being done towards public welfare, for these the nation is being felicitated today", said the Prime Minister while addressing the Indian community at a Community Programme in Tokyo.

The agenda is likely to be packed as the leaders of India and Japan have much to discuss.

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"Just as how lamps light up the dark during Diwali wherever you are, you are spreading the light of India to every corner of the world and Japan and making the country proud".

PM Modi stressed on the massive "transformative" phase in India and said, "The world is appreciating India for its efforts towards services towards humanity".

At noon, the Prime Minister will attend a meeting of the India-Japan Business Leaders Forum, followed by a lunch hosted by the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren). "On behalf of the entire Japanese government, I have the pleasure of extending him the warmest hospitality", the Japanese leader's message read.

This is PM Modi's third visit to Japan as Prime Minister.

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