While interacting with the Indian community in Japan, Modi recounted that he told an interpreter in Taiwan a few years ago, "We've had devaluation. We used to play with snakes now we play with the mouse. When we move a mouse, the whole world moves."

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Crediting common people for the close relations between India and Japan, Modi advocated greater people-to-people contact for expansion of ties.
He suggested formation of separate Parliamentary associations of young MPs and women besides proposing that Parliamentary delegations from Japan should visit cities other than Delhi when they travel to India.
These steps will help understanding each other better and push the ties further, the Prime Minister said while addressing a reception hosted by India-Japan Association and Japan-India Parliamentary Friendship League.

"What India-Japan relations are today is not only because of governments but also because of contribution by you people," he told the gathering.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan will induce Japanese companies to invest more in India.
Bilateral trade is likely to swell to USD 50 billion by 2019-2020.
The industry body has projected that the bilateral trade between India and Japan is poised to accelerate to USD 5 billion by 2019-2020.
Bilateral trade between India and Japan stood at USD 16.31 billion by the end of fiscal 2013-14.
Currently, about 1,000 Japanese companies are operating in India in nearly 70 infrastructure projects.

At the function, Modi noted that a 93-year-old man in Japan remembers details about Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Modi said he has asked Indian Ambassador Deepa Wadhwa to depute a highly professional video team to be with him for a month and interview him.
Earlier, Modi called on Japanese Emperor Akihito and met leaders of various political parties.

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