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  • Narendra Modi, Taimei Elementary school, Japan Business Federation, Fumio Kishida

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits a class-room at Taimei Elementary school in Tokyo. Keen to upgrade the educational standards in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited a 136-year-old school in Tokyo as a 'student' to understand the academic system of Japan which could be replicated back home.

  • Narendra Modi, Taimei Elementary school, Japan Business Federation, Fumio Kishida

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a visit to Taimei Elementary school in Tokyo. He also invited teachers to teach Japanese language in India and proposed online courses amid his pitch for enhanced cooperation in languages and social values among the Asian countries to make the 21st century truly that of Asia.

  • Narendra Modi, Taimei Elementary school, Japan Business Federation, Fumio Kishida

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with students during a visit to Taimei Elementary school in Tokyo. "My intention to come here is to understand how modernisation, moral education and discipline has been blended into Japan's education system. I have come as the oldest student to the 136-year-old school," Modi said at the Taimei Elementary School.

  • Narendra Modi, Taimei Elementary school, Japan Business Federation, Fumio Kishida

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi tries a flute during a visit to Taimei Elementary school in Tokyo. The Prime Minister was given a detailed presentation by Deputy Minister for Education Maekawa Kehai about how Japan's education system, particularly the one run by government, works.

  • Narendra Modi, Taimei Elementary school, Japan Business Federation, Fumio Kishida

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi tries a Japanese flute during a visit to Taimei Elementary school in Tokyo. He made some queries, including how syllabus is made, whether tests are the only criteria for promotion, whether punishment is awarded to students and how moral education is imparted to them. "I feel enlightened now," he said.

  • Narendra Modi, Taimei Elementary school, Japan Business Federation, Fumio Kishida

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Minister of Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida at a meeting in Tokyo. Holding that the environment of "disappointment" was over, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today invited Japanese businesses to join India's developmental efforts with a promise of non-discriminatory and speedy clearances and announced setting up of a Special Management Team under PMO to facilitate business from Japan.

  • Narendra Modi, Taimei Elementary school, Japan Business Federation, Fumio Kishida

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a business luncheon hosted by Japan Business Federation in Tokyo. "The whole world accepts that the 21st century will belong to Asia. But I have a question. How should the 21st century be? We have to give an answer to this. It will depend on how deep and progressive our relationship (between India and Japan) is," he said addressing business leaders of India and Japan.

  • Narendra Modi, Taimei Elementary school, Japan Business Federation, Fumio Kishida

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a business luncheon hosted by Japan Business Federation in Tokyo. Modi flagged the recent decisions to liberalise FDI policy in the railways, defence and insurance and said rules and laws are being changed in India which would show results in the near future.

  • Narendra Modi, Taimei Elementary school, Japan Business Federation, Fumio Kishida

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japnese business leaders, left to right, Hasegawa (Keizai Doyukai), Sakakibara (Keidaanren), Mimura (JCCI) and Kobayashi(Japan Foeign Trade Council) at a luncheon hosted by Japan Business Federation in Tokyo. He said India wants to emulate Japan in terms of quality, zero defect and delivery systems while carrying out skill development.

  • Narendra Modi, Taimei Elementary school, Japan Business Federation, Fumio Kishida

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi raises a toast at a business luncheon hosted by Japan Business Federation in Tokyo. Modi underlined the need for closer and deeper cooperation between Japan and India to champion the cause of global "vikas vaad (development) instead of vistar vaad (expansionism)".

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