Japan Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama 3-day visit to India
New delhi: Japan new Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama coming three day state visit to India. Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama arrived in Mumbai on Sunday, starting a three-day visit to India during which he will meet with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh to deepen bilateral ties, particularly in the economic sphere. Hatoyama and his wife Miyuki placed flowers and signed a condolence book at a hotel where scores of people were gunned down in a terror attack in November 2008. Yukio Hatoyama is a Japanese politician who has been Prime Minister of Japan since September 2009. First elected to the House of Representatives in 1986, Hatoyama became President of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the main opposition party, in May 2009. He then led the party to victory in the August 2009 general election, defeating the long-governing Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). He represents the 9th district of Hokkaidō in the House of Representatives. Hatoyama is only the second Japanese Prime Minister to be born after the end of World War II; the first was Shinzō Abe.
Hatoyama will hold talks with business leaders in Mumbai on Monday before moving to New Delhi later in the day for talks with Singh on Tuesday. ‘‘I want to deepen discussions on various issues including disarmament, nuclear issues, climate change and the economy,’’ Hatoyama told reporters. ‘‘I hope to advance cooperative relations (with India) in a way to benefit Japan’s interests as India is a country with very high growth potential.’’