Whether or not Abe takes a popular decision on nuclear energy in the country remains to be seen, but his return to power is being seen as a big opportunity for Indo-Japanese ties to get better. The obvious reason for this hope is Abe's 2006 statement that 'Japan-India relations had the potential to overtake Japan-US and Japan-China ties'.
Another reason for Indians to celebrate the victory of LDP is Abe's statement that 'India's success is in Japan's best interests and Japan's success is in the best interests of India'. He told this to a gathering at the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) during his visit to India in 2011.
The aggressive stand taken by Abe against China, particularly regarding an archipelago of uninhabited but disputed islands in the East China Sea, which Japans calls Senkaku and China Daioyu, would be seen as a positive development by Indians to control the Chinese asssertiveness in the area.“We must strengthen our alliance with the U.S. and also improve relations with China, with a strong determination that is no change in the fact the Senkaku islands are our territory,” Abe said in an interview.
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