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PM Modi tweets in Japanese: Analysts say Modi knows the importance of language in strengthening bilateral relations with Japan
Ahead of his five day trip to Japan starting on August 30, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a heart winning move toward Japan, tweeted in Japanese language this morning. PM Modi wrote as many as eight tweets and tagged Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in two of the tweets.

Explaining the reason behind using Japanese language for his tweets, PM Modi said that it was on the insistence of his friends in Japan, who wanted him to interact with Japanese people in their language.

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Professor of Japanese Studies at Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University, Dr. Sushama Jain while reacting to the language diplomacy shown by the Indian PM said Modi knows the importance of Japanese language in the process of strengthening the bilateral relations with Japan.

"Some years ago when Junichiro Koizumi was the Japanese PM and he had come to India, then at that time the two PMs put a target of 30,000 Indians learning Japanese. And I think that language has always been very important, very crucial because without the knowledge of the language, you cannot learn the culture, about the people and the society. The Japanese people are very different from Americans. They don't do business like western people. You have to start very slow, you have to talk to them in their own way and manner. Therefore knowing the Japanese language, Japanese culture, the Japanese society is very important. And I think our PM Modi has realized how important Japanese language is," said Dr. Jain.

Dr. Sushama Jain also said that there is huge scope of building career in Japanese language, if someone learns it with full command.

"There is lot of scope in Japanese language learning. It is increasing for now many years. India has the largest young population in the world and we can supply human resource to all countries. The prospects of getting jobs is very good in (Japanese) language. Our students when they do BA (in Japanese language), which if done in other subjects may not get them even a small job, gets them a job where they can easily earn Rs 25K to Rs 30K per month," said Dr. Jain.

It was only day before yesterday when PM Modi on twitter apprised the nation of his forthcoming Japanese visit in English language. Explaining the significance of the visit Modi had said that it would help in taking the Indo-Japan relations to a new level.

Prime Minister Modi is visiting Japan with a 60-member strong delegation and he expected to hold many crucial talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. In the delegation there will be top notch businessmen like Mukesh Ambani, Gautam Adani and Kumarmanglam Birla apart from others.

Modi on his first bilateral visit outside the subcontinent is expected to hold talks on civil nuclear cooperation agreement with an hope to conclude the 4-year-old negotiations. There may be also signing of a defence pact between the two nations which will facilitate sale of US-2 amphibian aircraft to India by Japan.

PM Modi is keen on roll out of bullet train project on Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor. It is expected that this landmark visit will expedite the implementation of the project. The bullet train is expected to run at a speed of 300 km per hour on the 534-km-long Mumbai-Ahmedabad route.

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