Narayanan's visit is mainly aimed at establishing
contact with the new government of Democratic Party of Japan
(DPJ) which came to power on September 16 after getting a
landslide victory in the August 30 elections.
Narayanan, who will also meet Foreign Minister
Katsuya Okada, will review bilateral ties with the Japanese
leadership and discuss future prospects. During the previous
government in Japan, the two countries had signed a strategic
and global partnership to boost their ties, particularly in
trade, investment and security issues.
During the visit, the two sides are also expected to
discuss details related to the first visit by Hatoyama to
India for the annual bilateral summit.
About a week after Hatoyama took over, Singh met
him in Pittsburgh on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit and
discussed issues like the progress in the ambitious
Japan-aided Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor.
New Delhi: National Security Adviser M
K Narayanan on Sunday began a three-day visit to Japan during
which he will meet the new Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and
First Published: Sunday, October 18, 2009, 18:55