India-Japan Current Affairs - 2020

India-Japan sign Defence agreements

On September 10, 2020, India and Japan signed Logistics agreement on “Reciprocal Provision Supplies and Services” to allow the armed forces of India and Japan to coordinate closely in supplies and services. Highlights The following are the key highlights of the agreement The agreement will increase the interoperability between armed forces of India and Japan. Read More…

Australia, Japan and India meet on Supply Chain Resilience

On September 1, 2020, Australia, India and Japan held a ministerial video conference. The meeting reaffirmed free, inclusive, transparent, non-discriminatory and stable trade to keep their markets open. Highlights India was represented by the Union Minister Shri Piyush Goyal. India’s views on the initiative India believes that Australia, India and Japan are the crucial players Read More…

Japan provides Rs 3,500 crores assistance to India to fight COVID-19

On August 31, 2020, the Japanese Government announced that it will provide loan assistance of Rs 3,500 crores to India as a response to COVID-19 crisis. This will also include implementation of health and medical policy. The loan is being received by India as an emergency fund. Highlights The loan agreement was signed by Japan Read More…

Japan’s longest serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigns

On August 28, 2020, the longest serving Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe resigned due to health issues. He was suffering from ulcerative colitis. Shinzo Abe Shinzo Abe is the longest serving Prime Minister in the history of Japan. He served from 2006-2007 and also from 2012-2020. It was Abe who introduced the concept of Read More…

India, Japan and Australia to launch “Supply Chain Resilience Initiative” to counter China

The Supply Chain Resilience Initiative first proposed by Japan. The initiative aims to reduce the dependency in China. Japan is to be joined by India and Australia. It is a direct response to companies that are concerned about Chinese political behaviour and disruption to supply chain. Highlights Japan had already approached the Indian Government about Read More…