Jai Japan-Jai India: Shinzo Abe wants to realise this with Narendra Modi

Amid rapidly changing dynamics of international politics, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today coined a new phrase to emphasise the goal of strengthening relationship between India and Japan. Speaking after inaugurating India’s first high-speed rail project along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad, Abe said, “PM Modi and I will work towards realizing ‘Jai Japan- Jai India’”.

He said the “Ja” of Japan and “I” of India form “Jai”. The Japanese Prime Minister also said his country supports Modi government’s Make In India initiative. “Japan is committed to supporting Make In India. Our industries are working with India to give a boost to manufacturing in India.” Defining the contours of the new phase of India-Japan relationship, Abe said, “I would like to state that India-Japan partnership is special, strategic and global.”

Interestingly, Abe started his speech by greeting everyone with “Namaste”.

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