India's Prime Minister tours Japanese school during Tokyo visit
Monday, September 01, 2014 - 01:01
Indian Prime Minister Modi visits Japanese elementary school during Tokyo visit as countries look to boost business, security relations. Rough cut. (No reporter narration)
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Japan for talks on security and commerce.
But he started his day with some cultural diplomacy as he toured an elementary school in Tokyo.
He was met by dozens students waving Japanese and Indian flags at the Taimei Elementary School.
He later visited a music class where students played a tune for him on their recorders. He even took a turn, playing a few notes on the instrument.
The school visit was a light moment during his five-day visit aimed at boosting security and business ties with Japan.
Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have a warm personal relationship.
The Nikkei business daily says Abe will tell Modi that Japan aims to double its direct investment in India in five years from $2 billion last year.
The two leaders are also likely to agree to speed up talks on a nuclear energy pact, the Nikkei said.
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