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Japan, India agree on bullet train, defense, nuclear tech deals

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“Prime Minister Modi’s economic policies are like shinkansen—high speed, safe and reliable while carrying many people along,” he said."

I'm not sure about that. In some ways, India's policy on foreign investment is just as or more onerous than China.

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That's just smoke and mirrors!!!

Japain is a backwater, they've got nothing to offer; third world dump, plain and simple.

All JT armchair experts know I'm telling the truth.

India will regret not having gone Chinese, a far more advanced tech powerhouse.

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Both Modi and Abe are right-wing nationalists and economic reformers

Yes, Abe's a right-wing nationalist too, but economic reformer?

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Hopefully the mayors and people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will have something to say about the nuclear deal with a country that shuns the non-proliferation treaty. Though I am pretty sure the hypocrisy won't detain the minds of the average person for one second.

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Abe once again dutifully paying back his debts to Yoshiyuki Kasai, head of JR Tokai and the man who helped bring him to power.

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*Prime Minister Modi’s economic policies are like shinkansen—high speed, safe and reliable while carrying many people along,” he said.

Too bad the same can't be said about Abenomics, maybe Modi can help Abe look for that lost third arrow. *

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Paulinusa - Yes, Japanese Prime Minister thought so and has struck the right analogy! India and China are two fast developing economic powers in the current century adopting their own approaches to achieving the same goals! SenseNotSoCommon - The government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is policy driven and focuses mainly on a developmental agenda for the entire country. Moonraker - Hopefully you have kept track of developments in the last few years when US struck a nuclear deal with India followed by many others in the nuclear club who have already followed suit or are working in that direction. Marcelito - Yes, it is a two way process and both Japan and India will benefit from their renewed closer economic co-operation in the years to come. The agreements struck in New Delhi are just a tip of the iceberg and many others are in the pipeline!

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I think India wants the N700-i international version of the Shinkansen to connect the geographical "triangle" in India of Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata (Calcutta). With a top speed of 320 km/h (199 mph), It could mean Mumbai to Kolkata in around 3 to 4 hours one way in way more comfort than flying an all-economy class airliner.

In turn, Japan will help out India develop thorium-fueled nuclear reactor technology, one that could fulfill the promise of nuclear power given the abundant amount of thorium-232 in the Earth's crust.

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Moonraker - Hopefully you have kept track of developments in the last few years when US struck a nuclear deal with India followed by many others in the nuclear club who have already followed suit or are working in that direction

Yes, these countries are hypocritical too. Doesn't make any of it right. But on the the other hand, they also don't have endlessly-touted anti-nuclear principles and an ideology based on nuclear victimhood.

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Didnt the British has built the world largest and most sopisticated railway system during 1947 when India gained independence ? It is Mr Abe goto fix it…

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