A social media aficionado, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his Twitter posts to another level on Thursday, reaching out directly to the 127 million people of Japan, a country he is set to visit Aug 30 to Sep 3, in their own language.
Setting the tone for their meeting two days later, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe Thursday took to Twitter to reach out to each other and the respective countries.
China is "firmly opposed" to the Japanese government`s "wrongful attitude towards historical issues", the foreign ministry said on Friday after two cabinet ministers visited a controversial war shrine and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an "offering".
Two Japanese Cabinet ministers visited a controversial war shrine in a move likely to aggravate already tense relations with neighbours China and South Korea, which see it as a symbol of Tokyo`s militarist past.
US Vice President Joe Biden called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and welcomed his government`s new policy on collective self-defense, saying that it will enhance bilateral ties and enable Japan to make greater contributions to global peace and security.
Australia, once "roamed by rascals and outlaws from Europe", is in no position to criticise China, a newspaper with close ties to the ruling Communist Party said after an Australian visit by Japan`s prime minister.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe on Monday called for talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a regional meeting in Beijing in November, the latest call from Tokyo for a face-to-face meeting amid testy diplomatic relations.