Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Yukio
Hatoyama will undertake his first visit to India this week for
talks with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh on counter-
terrorism measures, a free trade agreement and climate issues,
officials said here on Wednesday.
Hatoyama will visit India from December 27 to 29.
He will also undertake a trip to the country`s financial
hub Mumbai before returning to Japan in the early morning of
The plan for his visit took time to be finalised due to
extended consultations on the compilation of Japan`s fiscal
2010 budget, Kyodo news agency reported.
Hatoyama, 62, took office in mid-September after his
Democratic Party of Japan swept to power in August`s lower
house elections, ousting the long-ruling Liberal Democratic