PM interacts with kids, plays the flute
People jump security to get close to Modi-san
Tokyo: This popularity seems to extend to the Japanese man — and woman — on the street. A portly young Japanese woman made her way to within inches of Modi — the security here is either unobtrusively superefficient or virtually absent — beamed, and waved a couple of plastic Indian flags. A staffer at Kyoto railway station inquired eagerly if Modi had partaken of drinks with Abe as part of the banquet. And shouts of “Modi san!” were heard at the temple visits.
Japan lifts ban on six Indian entities
Tokyo: Japan on Monday lifted a ban on HAL and five other Indian entities — which had been imposed in the aftermath of the 1998 nuclear tests — amid Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertion that cooperation between the two countries in defence and security would get a “new direction”. The lifting of the ban was announced by Modi at his joint media interaction with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. Sources said the ban had been lifted on six entities, including Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. However, four entities still remain in the banned list. The removal of the ban will enable these companies to have cooperation with Japanese firms, including transfer of technology.
(With inputs from AFP and PTI.)