January 23, 2014 12:00 am JST

India and Japan tackle the future

It has been only a decade since Japan's public and private sectors stepped up their collaboration with India, but bilateral trade has grown steadily, supported by initiatives such as an economic partnership agreement that took effect in 2011.

     The global financial crisis did not seriously curtail the plans of Japanese businesses -- India-Japan cooperation has only expanded. There are joint projects in science, technology and the environment; development  projects include urban transportation and infrastructure. Possibilities for cooperation in the field of nuclear power and sea lane defense are also being discussed.

     Nikkei Asian Review put together this week's cover package with the Hindustan Times, India's leading English-language newspaper, to coincide with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to India, which begins this weekend. Our stories take a look at the considerable potential of Japan-India cooperation as well as the latest business developments between the two nations.