PM Modi visits automation facility in Japan

Yamanashi [Japan]: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe visited the FANUC Industrial facility here during the Prime Minister’s official two-day visit to the Asian nation.

In a visit held after lunch on Sunday, Prime Minister Modi was briefed on the various robotic and automation capabilities of the Japanese company. Both the leaders also witnessed the assembling of a motor by a robot in 40 seconds at the facility, along with viewing several illustrations of the working of industrial robots.

The leaders then headed towards Prime Minister Abe’s private villa in the prefecture, where he hosted his Indian counterpart. Post this, the two leaders left for Tokyo by train.

The Prime Ministers had earlier dined together at a hotel in Yamanashi with Mount Fuji in the backdrop.
Prime Minister Modi had arrived in Japan for a two-day visit on October 27. The leaders are scheduled to hold the 13th India-Japan Annual Summit, during which wide-ranging talks on strengthening collaboration in key areas such as Defence, security, Indo-Pacific cooperation, and technology are slated to be held.

Furthermore, Prime Minister Modi will address members of the Indian community on October 29 before commencing his official engagements. He will also meet several Japanese business leaders and address the India-Japan business forum.

Thereafter, delegation-level talks will be held, followed by an exchange of documents and press statements. An official banquet for the Indian delegation will be held by Abe after the talks, after which Prime Minister Modi will depart for India.