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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US President Joe Biden during his US visit (PTI)(File Photo)

PM Modi's departure statement ahead of US visit 2021: Full text

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2021 11:21 AM IST
PM Narendra Modi's US Visit 2021: PM Modi will be reviewing the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with President Biden and exchanging views on regional and global issues of mutual interest, a statement from the PMO detailed.
The Quad summit is expected to take place in Washington on September 24. The Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga has the option of joining the summit virtually as he demits office on September 29.
The Quad summit is expected to take place in Washington on September 24. The Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga has the option of joining the summit virtually as he demits office on September 29.

Pak ISI and Chinese proximity to Taliban, queer Quad pitch for Kabul recognition

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2021 01:06 PM IST
The role played by Pak and UK in cutting out a deal with the Taliban has been noted by India, which is concerned about the group’s projection as a beacon for Sunni Islamic jihadis.
Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga (Reuters File Photo)
Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga (Reuters File Photo)

Who will succeed Yoshihide Suga as PM of Japan? Here's what surveys found

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2021 08:18 AM IST
Taro Kono, who is in-charge of Japan's Covid-19 vaccination drive, emerged as the most popular pick to be the island's next prime minister in two separate polls.
Japan's vaccination programme chief Taro Kono (L) and internal affairs minister Sanae Takaichi are two of the candidates many presume could line up for the post of prime minister. (File Photos / REUTERS)
Japan's vaccination programme chief Taro Kono (L) and internal affairs minister Sanae Takaichi are two of the candidates many presume could line up for the post of prime minister. (File Photos / REUTERS)

As Suga steps down, here are candidates likely to be Japan's next prime minister

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2021 12:01 PM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Friday said he would resign after failing to control the country’s coronavirus surge, leaving the ruling party scrambling to find a new leader weeks before a general election.
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Closing Ceremony Live(REUTERS)
Tokyo Olympics 2020 Closing Ceremony Live(REUTERS)

Mixed feeling for Japanese after an extraordinary Olympics

By Avishek Roy, Tokyo
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2021 06:22 PM IST
The people of Japan opposed the Games due to the Covid situation but the performances of host athletes helped lift the gloom.
Much of the public opposed Yoshihide Suga’s decision to press ahead with staging the Olympics, amid fears it could become a super-spreader event. (Kyodo News via AP)(AP)
Much of the public opposed Yoshihide Suga’s decision to press ahead with staging the Olympics, amid fears it could become a super-spreader event. (Kyodo News via AP)(AP)

Japan’s Yoshihide Suga gets no Olympics boost as he heads into election

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2021 08:09 AM IST
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s initially high support was hit by disapproval of his handling of the pandemic.
Tokyo 2020: Japan's PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic(Bloomberg)
Tokyo 2020: Japan's PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic(Bloomberg)

Tokyo 2020: Japan's PM thanks people for safe Olympics during pandemic

AP |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 02:17 PM IST
  • He noted the Games were delayed by a year and held under tight restrictions, but "I believe we were able to fulfill our responsibility as the host nation,” Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said, thanking the people for their understanding and cooperation.
FILE PHOTO: Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks before the start of the Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Japan(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks before the start of the Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Japan(REUTERS)

Japanese PM Suga says world should see safe Olympics staged

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 20, 2021 04:51 PM IST
"The world is faced with great difficulties," Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told International Olympic Committee members in a closed-door meeting
Japanese soldiers train during a joint military drill between Japan Self-Defense Forces, French Army and US Marines, at the Kirishima exercise area in Ebino, Miyazaki prefecture, Japan. (REUTERS)
Japanese soldiers train during a joint military drill between Japan Self-Defense Forces, French Army and US Marines, at the Kirishima exercise area in Ebino, Miyazaki prefecture, Japan. (REUTERS)

China irked by Japan deputy PM’s comments on ‘protecting’ Taiwan

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2021 11:29 PM IST
  • China didn't take Aso's remarks kindly and its foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian called the comments ‘extremely wrong and dangerous’, and also invoked references to China’s colonial past.
The Olympics, delayed a year by the pandemic, are set to start on July 23.(Reuters file photo)
The Olympics, delayed a year by the pandemic, are set to start on July 23.(Reuters file photo)

Japan announces easing of virus emergency ahead of Olympics

PTI | , Tokyo
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2021 06:01 PM IST
Japan has been struggling since late March to slow a wave of infections propelled by more contagious variants, with new daily cases soaring above 7,000 at one point and seriously ill patients straining hospitals in Tokyo, Osaka and other metropolitan areas.
Will the Tokyo Olympics go on?(Getty Images)
Will the Tokyo Olympics go on?(Getty Images)

Frustration in Japan as leader pushes Olympics despite virus

PTI | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2021 07:59 PM IST
More than 300,000 people have signed a petition calling for the Tokyo Olympics to be cancelled. And a swimming star has faced pressure to drop out of the games.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga takes off his face mask before speaking to reporters at his office in Tokyo.(AP)
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga takes off his face mask before speaking to reporters at his office in Tokyo.(AP)

Japan's ruling party loses seats in blow for PM Yoshihide Suga before election

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 10:11 AM IST
  • The by-elections held Sunday were the first of their kind for Suga since he became prime minister in September.
Japan has been under pressure from European countries to do more than its earlier target of 26%.(File photo for representation)
Japan has been under pressure from European countries to do more than its earlier target of 26%.(File photo for representation)

Japan raises greenhouse emissions cut target to 46% by 2030

AP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 05:49 PM IST
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Thursday announced a new more ambitious target of 46% in emissions reduction by 2030, significantly up from the current 26% from the 2013 levels, NHK said.
Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has called off his India visit. (Reuters File Photo )
Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has called off his India visit. (Reuters File Photo )

Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga calls off India visit amid Covid-19 spike: Report

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 01:25 PM IST
  • Earlier this week UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson also cancelled his visit to India owing to the rising number of coronavirus disease cases, while Prime Minister Modi called off his trip to Portugal to attend the India-European Union summit next month.
Japan's foreign residents may travel to other countries for Covid-19 vaccines(AP)
Japan's foreign residents may travel to other countries for Covid-19 vaccines(AP)

Japan's foreign residents may travel to other countries for Covid-19 vaccines

Reuters |
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2021 09:58 AM IST
Amid slow inoculation push while top health experts say the Covid-19 in Japan has entered a fourth wave, foreign residents consider flying to other countries to get vaccinated
US President Joe Biden and Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga walk through the Colonnade to take part in a joint press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AFP)
US President Joe Biden and Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga walk through the Colonnade to take part in a joint press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AFP)

Joe Biden-Yoshihide Suga maiden meet focuses on reducing China's growing clout

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 05:36 AM IST
'What to do about China' remained a primary concern for Biden and Suga as the former held his first in-person meeting at the White House with a foreign leader since taking office.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga raised the alert level for Kyoto in western Japan and the southern island prefecture of Okinawa, where cases have surged in recent weeks.(AP)
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga raised the alert level for Kyoto in western Japan and the southern island prefecture of Okinawa, where cases have surged in recent weeks.(AP)

Japan imposes new Covid-19 related measures in Tokyo ahead of Olympics

PTI | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 04:31 PM IST
Japan's national vaccination drive has lagged and most people in the capital still have not been inoculated as infections have surged.
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned Japan against getting caught between US-China confrontation. (AP)
China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi warned Japan against getting caught between US-China confrontation. (AP)

China cautions Japan ahead of Biden-Suga meet, asks to be 'objective, rational'

AP | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 03:13 PM IST
  • China also warned Japan against getting caught up between the 'so-called confrontation between major countries.'
"It doesn't matter specifically where, we will act without hesitation if needed," Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said.(Reuters)
"It doesn't matter specifically where, we will act without hesitation if needed," Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said.(Reuters)

Covid-19: Japan to expand emergency measures as needed amid fears of new strains

Reuters | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 02:56 PM IST
Japan is grappling with a Covid-19 resurgence ahead of the summer Olympics scheduled to begin in July, with large-scale vaccinations of the general population yet to begin.
Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan March 18, 2021. Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan March 18, 2021. Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)

Japan PM to hold talks with Biden in US visit on April 16

PTI | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON APR 02, 2021 12:11 PM IST
Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told reporters that Suga will be the first foreign leader to meet Biden in person since he took office in January.
The giant Olympic rings are pictured two days before the start of the one-year countdown to the Tokyo Olympics that have been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the waterfront area at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo.(REUTERS)
The giant Olympic rings are pictured two days before the start of the one-year countdown to the Tokyo Olympics that have been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the waterfront area at Odaiba Marine Park in Tokyo.(REUTERS)

Japanese PM Suga expects to invite Biden to Tokyo Olympics

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 05:06 PM IST
  • Suga was asked by a lawmaker in Parliament if he would invite Biden. Suga replied: “Of course, I expect we will."
“We must not put our guards down ... to prevent the infections from rebounding," PM Yoshihide Suga said.(AFP)
“We must not put our guards down ... to prevent the infections from rebounding," PM Yoshihide Suga said.(AFP)

Covid-19: Japan PM vows no virus rebound as emergency measures end

AP | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 02:23 PM IST
Prime minister Yoshihide Suga was addressing his ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s annual convention, just hours ahead of the planned lifting of a virus state of emergency in the the Tokyo region.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison listen during a virtual meeting of the "Quad" alliance members: Australia, India, Japan and the US, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AFP)
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison listen during a virtual meeting of the "Quad" alliance members: Australia, India, Japan and the US, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AFP)

Maritime security next on Quad’s agenda, key trilateral meets soon

By Rezaul H Laskar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 11:12 PM IST
The trilateral meetings will follow the naval exercise which will see the French Navy joining navies of India, Australia, Japan and the US.
“We summon from tragedy the strength and resilience to unify and overcome. And we recommit ourselves, once again, to an Indo-Pacific region that is free, open, secure and prosperous,” the leaders said.(ANI)
“We summon from tragedy the strength and resilience to unify and overcome. And we recommit ourselves, once again, to an Indo-Pacific region that is free, open, secure and prosperous,” the leaders said.(ANI)

Biden, Modi, Morrison and Suga pen joint Op-Ed, say Quad offers ‘spark of hope'

By Yashwant Raj, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2021 02:51 AM IST
The leaders had launched launch a 'Vaccine Initiative' under which India would produce up to 1 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines by 2022, financed by the US and Japan, for last-mile distribution by Australia in the South-East Asian nations of the Indo-Pacific.
The real test of the QUAD summit tomorrow will be whether it can send a credible message to the world(Agencies)
The real test of the QUAD summit tomorrow will be whether it can send a credible message to the world(Agencies)

QUAD to reject the 2007 Chinese veto on its foreign policies

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2021 06:08 PM IST
  • The meeting of leaders of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or QUAD – India, Australia, Japan and the US –signifies three things.
Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(PTI file)
Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.(PTI file)

News updates from HT: Three held for alleged plot to murder Assam minister

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 08:51 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The decision to hold the Quad summit soon after the Joe Biden administration takes charge indicates that the security dialogue has been institutionalised.(Agencies)
The decision to hold the Quad summit soon after the Joe Biden administration takes charge indicates that the security dialogue has been institutionalised.(Agencies)

As China eyes Taiwan and beyond, Quad's Indo-Pacific agenda takes priority

By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 04:56 PM IST
  • The Quad Summit will be US President Joe Biden’s first interaction under the diplomatic and security initiative revived during the Donald Trump era as a buffer against Beijing
US President Joe Biden.
US President Joe Biden.

US President Joe Biden to join first ever 'Quad' leaders meet: Australian PM

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:42 PM IST
“This will become a feature of Indo-Pacific engagement,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told reporters in Sydney on Friday, without giving details on the timing of the talks, expected to be held virtually.
Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne and then-US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, since succeeded by Antony Blinken, pose for a picture before the Quad ministerial meeting in Tokyo, Japan on October 6, 2020. (REUTERS File)
Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne and then-US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, since succeeded by Antony Blinken, pose for a picture before the Quad ministerial meeting in Tokyo, Japan on October 6, 2020. (REUTERS File)

Leaders of Quad countries set to hold first summit this month

UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 01:42 PM IST
Confirmation about the meeting came from Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who told a news conference he had discussed the matter with US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
On the coronavirus pandemic, Suga said he has had an unwavering resolve to protect the lives and livelihoods of the people since assuming his post in September.(AP)
On the coronavirus pandemic, Suga said he has had an unwavering resolve to protect the lives and livelihoods of the people since assuming his post in September.(AP)

Suga expresses concern over China's dominance in East and South China sea at G7

ANI | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 04:07 PM IST
It was the first G7 meeting that included Suga, US President Joe Biden and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.
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