This saturday to big nations top shoots meet to create history, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reached Japan amid "great expectations" that the five-day trip will open
new vistas in bilateral ties and Strategic and Global Partnership to a higher level.
He landed on Osaka Airport and will meet Prime Minister of japan Shinzo Abe in kyota.
PM visit to Japan will have been on major issues in the fields of defense, civil nuclear and infrastructure besides commerce.
First stop Kyoto
Japan is always forerunner in the major development of India and Indian projects like Delhi metro, highways, flyovers, etc. This visit, the PM will travel to Kyoto, the 'smart city' of Japan, to see the experiment there considering that he intends to build 100 smart cities in India.
The two leaders will have substantive summit meeting in Tokyo on September 1 during which the two sides will look at ways to take the Strategic and Global Partnership forward.
India has "great expectations" from the visit, the External Affairs Ministry has said.
The main focused agendas of this visit are as under:
Cooperation in the fields of defense, civil nuclear, infrastructure development and rare earth materials are expected to top the agenda of the discussions.
Some major agreements, including in defense and civil nuclear sectors, are expected to be signed. Among the agreements to be signed is one on joint production of rare earth materials.
"I am keenly looking forward to my visit to Japan at the invitation of my good friend, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, for the annual summit between India and Japan," Modi said in his pre-departure statement.
Noting that this will be his first bilateral visit outside the immediate neighbourhood as Prime Minister, he said it underlines "the high priority" that Japan receives in India's foreign and economic policies.
"It is also a reflection of Japan's paramount importance in my vision for development and prosperity in India and in peace, stability and prosperity in Asia at large," Modi said.
"I am confident that my visit will write a new chapter in the annals of the relations between Asia's two oldest democracies and take our Strategic and Global Partnership to the next higher level," he said