India & Japan

Business as usual

Print edition : October 03, 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe at the Toji Temple in Kyoto, western Japan, on August 31. Photo: AP

A bullet train crosses the Fuji Gawa river in Fuji City, Japan. Japan and India are doing feasibility studies for a bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Photo: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Modi with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the 6th BRICS summit in Fortaleza in Brazil. For India, China is a much larger trading partner than Japan and is of greater geopolitical importance. Photo: PTI

Narendra Modi’s visit to Japan, far from inaugurating a new era, stayed very much in the well-established framework, building on projects and policies in the pipeline and focussing on business.
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