PM's Japan tour: 'Teacher' Narendra Modi visits 136-yr-old Tokyo school

Ahead of significant summit-level talks with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe slated to be held later on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi donned the hat of a school teacher as he began his third day of Japan trip by visiting an ancient 136-year-old school in Tokyo.

PM's Japan tour: 'Teacher' Narendra Modi visits 136-yr-old Tokyo school

Tokyo: Ahead of significant summit-level talks with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe slated to be held later on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi donned the hat of a school teacher as he began his third day of Japan trip by visiting an ancient 136-year-old school in Tokyo.

Children at Taimei Elementary School in Tokyo greeted 'teacher' Narendra Modi who could be seen enjoying an “impromptu class” in a photo tweeted Syed Akbaruddin, Official Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs.

 

“A new day & a new role! @PMOIndia begins day visiting 123 year old Tokyo school & taking an impromptu class,” tweeted Akbaruddin.

After meeting children at the school, Modi met Japan Foreign Minister Kishida Fumio.

Monday comes with a tightly-packed schedule for PM Modi who will be busy in meetings, and will be greeted by a ceremonial welcome followed by summit-level talks in which the two sides will seek to take their strategic partnership to a new level.

Agreements are expected to be signed in defence and the two sides would discuss cooperation in infrastructure, civil nuclear energy and production of rare earth materials.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a five-day Japan tour, arrived in Kyoto on Saturday where he visited ancient Buddhist temples and signed a partnership accord between Varanasi and Kyoto, with an aim to make Kashi a smart heritage city.