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Japan and India to sign technology partnership agreement

Deal will promote cooperation in artificial intelligence research and startups

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, met in Tokyo in 2016. The two plan to sign a broad technology agreement during Modi's two-day trip to Tokyo starting Sunday.  (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO -- Japan and India will sign an agreement aimed at promoting development of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, Nikkei has learned. The partnership will include joint research, promotion of startups and development of human resources in both countries.

The two countries plan to announce the agreement when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets with his Japanese counterpart, Shinzo Abe, during Modi's two-day visit to Tokyo, which begins Sunday.

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