News Analysis - Indo-Japan Relations

  • Toshiba-L&T in Power Generation (March 13, 2007)
    Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp said it is talking to Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Ltd to start a joint-venture to make equipment specifically for and create new coal-fired power generation plants.<More>

  • Japan's New Spy Satellite Network (February 27, 2007)
    With a successful launch of the last of a fleet of four reconnaissance satellites, Japan has finally managed to realize a decade of hard work aimed at creating a network of spy satellites that can focus, peer, and poke any place in the world.<More>

  • Space Arming Realities, Abe Wants Cons Change (January 29, 2007)
    With new nuclear weapons state in the neighborhood and testing of anti-satellite missile by China leading to possible arming of space, is compelling Japan to reconsider changing its pacifist Constitution to protect its interests.<More>

  • India in New Security Block (January 18, 2007)
    A new four party security block including the US, Japan, Australia, and India is being formed and apparently discussed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his visit to Japan with his counterpart Shinzo Abe Indian PM Visit to Japan.<More>

  • Indo-Japan Ties Need Boost (January 04, 2007)
    Given regional and global developments arising out of globalization and nuclear weapons program of North Korea, industry leaders are asking for a more active political engagement of Japan which they say will be more active this century.<More>

  • Japan Considering Nuke Deterrent (December 26, 2006)
    In a move that has consequences way beyond the region, a Japanese daily Sankei report says that the Japanese government is apparently considering a nuclear warhead as deterrent to North Korean (NK) nuclear weapons program which is being denied by government spokesperson.<More>

  • Manmohan’s Japan Visit (December 18, 2006)
    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visited Japan where he invited greater investment from Japan under a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and also requested Tokyo’s support for the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).<More>

  • NK-US for Talks, Japan Sets Terms (November 30, 2006)
    North Korea and the US seem to step down from the brink and said they were ready for talks, but Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asserted that his country will not “allow North Korea to possess nuclear weapons and laid out terms for engagement.<More>

  • Japan Loan for Buddhist Circuit (November 23, 2006)
    Japan and Singapore have offered the Bihar State Government loan of Rs. 5.8 billion (USD 126 million) to develop the cultural Buddhist circuit Nalanda-Bodhgaya-Rajgir as an international tourist destination.<More>

  • Navy plans joint exercises with U.S., Russia (October 25, 2006)
    In continuation of its policy to practice naval skills and operate in the backyards of friendly nations, the Indian Navy revealed plans to hold exercises with the United States and Russia in quick succession next year in the Pacific Ocean.<More>

  • Satyam Looking for Japanese Acquisitions (September 20, 2006)
    Satyam Computers Services Limited revealed that it was actively seeking to acquire many Japanese companies and that it has already short-listed four to five companies and will close the deals soon.<More>

  • India Disagrees with IMF Quotas (September 19, 2006)
    India, Brazil, Argentina, and Egypt vociferously objected to International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) “quota calculation formula” as it “is opaque and flawed” and “reforms are possible only if” the “final outcome” is defined “followed by genuine consultations.”.<More>

  • Japan Investment Bank Opens India Operations (August 23, 2006)
    Japan’s leading global investment bank Daiwa Securities SMBC has started operations in India to market various investment banking products for prospective Indian investors and also as a vehicle for Indian companies to seek funding from Japan.<More>

  • India, Singapore for Air Force Cooperation (August 22, 2006)
    In the first ever Air Force-level dialogue, India and Singapore agreed to focus on “mutually supportive roles,” including “interoperability” between respective air forces for disaster management and humanitarian relief in South East Asia.<More>

  • Japan Keen to Expand Ties (August 09, 2006)
    The Japanese Ambassador to India Yasukuni Enoki said that his country wants to expand co-operation in manufacturing technology, civil aviation, and people to people exchange and conclude the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.<More>

  • Need for greater Indo-Japanese economic ties (July 13, 2006)
    Speaking at a Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) seminar, Leader of a delegation of Member of the House of Representatives of Japan Hideaki Ohmura said there was an urgent need to for India and Japan to negotiate and bring trade levels to its full potential. <More>

  • Bringing Economic Focus to Indo-Japan Ties (June 19, 2006)
    With Indo-Japan relations not growing at the right pace, both countries have signed an accord that will “meet the needs of Japanese investors” and “address India’s needs” to ensure “strategic importance of both countries” are met.<More>

  • Indo-Japan Plan CECA by year-end (June 15, 2006)
    India said that it anticipates a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) to expand trade with Japan and enhance bilateral cooperation in pharmaceutical and manufacturing to ensure doubling bilateral trade to $10 billion in three years.<More>

  • India and Japan Expects to Sign CEPA (January 16, 2006)
    Indian and Japan are expected to sign a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) by the end of the year. <More>

  • Indo-Japan Agreements for FTS (March 22, 2006)
    India and Japan has reached an agreement on Japan’s fee for technical services (FTS) on Indian corporation’s operations in that country.<More>

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