The PM leaves for Tokyo on Saturday night for a four-day trip, accompanied by top Indian industrialists including Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man and head of Reliance Industries Limited and Azim Premji, Chairman of software giant WIPRO.
"The precision and scale of innovation of the Japanese deserves praise. India and Japan can learn a lot from each other," he posted in Japanese. After eight tweets in Japanese, the PM switched to English to say: "Friends from Japan asked me to talk to the people of Japan directly in Japanese. I also thank them for helping with the translation."
Friends from Japan asked me to talk to the people of Japan directly in Japanese. I also thank them for helping with the the translation.- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 28, 2014
The trip to Japan is his first major bilateral tour since he took charge in May.
Besides enhancing business relations and nuclear commerce, India is looking at taking the Indo-Japanese strategic relationship to a new level but in this, the Prime Minister will have to play a balancing act. Japan and China are in the midst of an increasingly tense relationship and despite India's own fractious relationship with China, New Delhi has strong economic links with Beijing.
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