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Narendra Modi in Japan for G20 Summit updates: Slogans of Vande Mataram, Jai Shri Ram raised in Kobe after PM addresses Indian diaspora
  • 16:49 (IST)

    Slogans of Vande Mataram, Jai Shri Ram raised in Kobe after PM's address

    After Narendra Modi concluded his address, slogans of 'Vande Mataram', 'Jai Sri Ram' were raised at the community event at the Hyogo Prefecture Guest House in Kobe.

  • 16:39 (IST)

    Vivekananda, Tagore, Gandhi helped strengthen India's relationship with Japan, says PM

    Narendra Modi said that Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, Neta ji Subhash Chandra Bose, Justice Radhabinod Pal, were among several Indians who had strengthened India's relationship with Japan. "And that's why after World War II, India and Japan's relationship grew all the more strong," he said.

  • 16:37 (IST)

    Got opportunity to strengthen India-Japan friendship with Shinzo Abe's help, says PM

    Speaking on Japan prime minister's contribution in strengthening the relations between the two countries, Narendra Modi said, "After I became the prime minister in 2014, I got an opportunity to strengthen India-Japan friendship, together with my friend Shinzo Abe. We took our diplomatic relations beyond the purview of  capitals and ambassadors, and took them directly among public."

  • 16:33 (IST)

    Japan can help India become $5 trillion economy, says PM in Kobe

    Narendra Modi told the Indian diaspora that Japan can help India become a $5 trillion economy. Speaking on how the country is moving ahead with times in terms of technology, he said, "We managed Cyclone Fani with minimum damage. Also, we'll launch Chandrayaan-2 in few months, we're planning to launch India's maiden human spaceflight program Gaganyaan by 2022."

  • 16:26 (IST)

    Modi speaks of similarities between India and Japan

    "When it comes to India's relations with the world, Japan holds an important position. These relations are not from today but dates back to centuries. It has harmony and respect for each other's culture in its foundation," Narendra Modi said. Even our languages have similarities. What is called 'dhyan' in India, is called 'zen' in Japan. 'Seva' means the same thing in both Hindi and Japanese," he said.

  • 16:18 (IST)

    Modi credits people for adding 'sabka vishwas'​ to 'sabka saath, sabka vikas'

    "'Sabka saath, sabka vikas' aur usmein logon ne amrit milaya 'sabka vishwas'. We are going ahead with this mantra. India will be made stronger," Narendra Modi said.

  • 16:13 (IST)

    People re-electing NDA govt is victory of democracy, says Modi

    Speaking of his re-election, Narendra Modi said, "We have formed a majority government for the second time. 130 crore people have formed this 'mazboot' government. After 1971, this was the first time that people voted pro-incumbency. This is the victory of democracy."

  • 16:06 (IST)

    Narendra Modi addresses Indian community in Kobe

    "I was wondering why I was being taken to Kobe. I have come here so many times, I wondered who would come here. The last time I had come, Shinzo Abe had won the election. Today, when I'm here, then the world's biggest democracy gave a huge mandate to re-elect this 'pradhan sevak'," said Narendra Modi, among chants of 'Modi Modi'.

  • 16:03 (IST)

    Visuals from Hyogo House in Kobe

    Several members of the Indian community in Japan are at the Hyogo Prefecture Guest House, where Narendra Modi is set to address the event.

  • 16:00 (IST)

    Modi had visited Hyogo House in 2016

    During his Japan visit in 2016. Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe had made a stop at the Hyogo House. Modi had then addressed a luncheon gathering of business leaders, calling for greater participation and engagement of Japanese industries.

  • 15:50 (IST)

    Modi held talks with Shinzo Abe after arrival in Japan

    Narendra Modi and Japan prime minister Shinzo Abe held talks in Osaka, the first such meeting between these leaders since the start of Japan’s Reiwa era. "Many aspects of India-Japan relations were discussed," according to the PMO.

  • 15:34 (IST)

    Modi to address event at Hyogo House in Kobe

    Narendra Modi will shortly address a community programme at the iconic Hyogo House in Kobe. Several members of the Indian diaspora in Japan will be attending the event.

  • 15:27 (IST)

    Narendra Modi in Japan for G20 Summit

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accorded warm welcome by members of the Indian community in Japan on Thursday after he arrived in Osaka for the G20 Summit. This will be Modi's sixth G20 Summit which is being held at Osaka on 28-29 June.

Narendra Modi in Japan for G20 Summit LATEST updates: Slogans of 'Vande Mataram', 'Jai Sri Ram' were raised at a community event at the Hyogo Prefecture Guest House in Kobe after Narendra Modi concluded his address.

Narendra Modi told the Indian diaspora that Japan can help India become a $5 trillion economy. Speaking on how the country is moving ahead with times in terms of technology, he said, "We're preparing to launch our first 'man mission via Gaganyaan by 2022."

Addressing the Indian community in Japan, Narendra Modi said, "I was wondering why I was being taken to Kobe. I have come here so many times, I wondered who would come here. The last time I had come, Shinzo Abe had won the election. Today, when I'm here, then the world's biggest democracy gave a huge mandate to re-elect this 'pradhan sevak'."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the Indian diaspora in Kobe shortly. He arrived in Japan on Thursday for the G20 Summit, during which he will attend important plurilateral meetings and meet with the world leaders including US President Donald Trump.

"Early morning arrival in Osaka. The #20 Summit, bilateral and multilateral interactions await Narendra Modi in the coming two days. He will elaborate on many issues of global importance and present India's viewpoint," the prime minister's office (PMO) tweeted.
This will be Modi's sixth G20 Summit which is being held at Osaka on 28-29 June.

In his departure statement, he said that issues such as women empowerment, artificial intelligence and common efforts to address challenges like terrorism will be high on his agenda.

"The summit will provide an important opportunity to reiterate and reinforce our strong support to reformed multilateralism, which is crucial for preserving rule-based international order in today's fast-changing world," Modi said.

The summit, he said, will also be a platform for sharing India's strong developmental experience of the last five years, which provided the basis for a resounding mandate by the people of India to the government to continue on the path of progress and stability.

He said the two-day Osaka summit will also be an important stepping stone for India towards hosting the G20 summit in 2022 "when we usher in a New India in the 75th anniversary year of our Independence".

On the sidelines, Modi said, he "looks forward to engaging with leaders of our major partner countries on important issues of bilateral and global importance.

"I also look forward to host the next Russia, India and China (RIC) Informal Summit on the sidelines, and also to participate in the next informal meetings of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and JAI (Japan, America and India) leaders," he added.

Apart from Trump, Prime Minister Modi will also meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and other leaders during the G20 Summit.

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Updated Date: Jun 27, 2019 17:54:57 IST