11/11/2016 9:40 AM IST | Updated 11/11/2016 10:07 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi, Japanese Emperor Akihito Meet, Discuss Asia's Future

PM Modi is scheduled to meet his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe later in the day.


TOKYO -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Tokyo on Thursday night on a three-day visit, met Japanese Emperor Akihito on Friday, where they discussed the common bonds between their nations and deliberated on the future of Asia.

Later in the day, Prime Narendra Modi will have wide ranging talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at the11th India Japan annual summit in Tokyo which will include security, trade and investment, skill development and infrastructure development.

Several agreements will be signed after talks between the two leaders.

Prime Minister Modi, who arrived in Tokyo last night will also address Japanese business leaders.

Bilateral trade at 14.51 billion dollars witnessed a decline of about 6.5 per cent in 2015-16 as compared to 2014-15.

India's export to Japan was 4.66 billion dollars while import stood at 9.85 billion dollars.

Prime Minister during his talks with Abe and Japanese business community may try to address this downward trend in bilateral trade.

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