Modi, who will be embarking on his first bilateral visit outside the subcontinent since becoming the Prime Minister in May, said he was excited to meet his counterpart Shinzo Abe whose leadership he deeply respects.

"On 30th August, I will begin my visit to Japan. I am keenly looking forward to the visit which will boost relations between our two nations," he said in a statement.

 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is excited for his Japan visit scheduled for August 30.

PM Modi is hopeful to about the trip to take the bilateral ties to a new level.

PM also admired the scale of innovation and level of precision among the people of Japan and expressed hope that both the nations will learn from each other.

‘Have very warm memories of visiting Japan as a CM. The hospitality and the immense scope for cooperation left a deep impression on my mind," said Modi.

"I see the Japan visit as an opportunity to take our ties with Japan to a new level and increase cooperation in various fields," Modi said while noting that he will visit Tokyo and Kyoto and interact with all sections of Japanese society from students, political leaders to captains of industry.

"Am particularly excited to meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. I deeply respect his leadership and enjoy a warm relationship with him from previous meetings," said Modi who had earlier travelled to Japan as Gujarat Chief Minister.

Underlining that Japan's friendship with India is time-tested, he said "we are two vibrant democracies committed to advancing peace & prosperity in the world."

He noted that he was to visit Japan in early July but could not due to Parliament session.

"Have very warm memories of visiting Japan as a CM. The hospitality and the immense scope for cooperation left a deep impression on my mind," Modi said.

He said the scale of innovation and level of precision among the people of Japan is admirable and both the nations can learn a lot from each other.

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