New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Tokyo, received a rousing welcome on Monday from the Indian expatriates at the Hotel New Otani where he will be staying during his trip. Amid chants of “Har Har Modi”, “Modi Modi”, “Vande Mataram” and “Bharat Mata ki Jai”, the Prime Minister greeted the India diaspora with folded hands.
#WATCH | Amid chants, Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a warm welcome from the Indian diaspora in Tokyo, Japan
He will be participating in Quad Leaders’ Summit as part of his 2-day tour starting today, May 23. pic.twitter.com/Owqx1GXksm
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Many children accompanied by their parents also waved at Modi amid enthusiasm and were seen holding “Welcome” placards in different languages. “We are super happy to welcome PM Modi to Japan. His energy is infectious…He has made us proud everywhere,” a woman told news agency.
The Prime Minister also interacted with one of the children present there and signed an autograph for him.
#WATCH | "Waah! Where did you learn Hindi from?… You know it pretty well?," PM Modi to Japanese kids who were awaiting his autograph with Indian kids on his arrival at a hotel in Tokyo, Japan pic.twitter.com/xbNRlSUjik
— ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2022
Another video shared by news agency showed some men calling him: ‘India’s lion (Bharat Mata ka sher)”. They even shouted ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans, welcoming the prime minister.
#WATCH | Japan: Indian diaspora in Tokyo calls PM Modi "Bharat Ma Ka Sher" as they hail him with chants and placards.
PM Modi will be participating in Quad Leaders’ Summit as part of his 2-day tour starting today, May 23. pic.twitter.com/aIQ8gyE62V
— ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2022
Modi will be in Tokyo on Monday and Tuesday, where he will be participating in the second-in person Quad leaders’ summit. “Landed in Tokyo. Will be taking part in various programmes during this visit including the Quad Summit, meeting fellow Quad leaders, interacting with Japanese business leaders and the vibrant Indian diaspora,” the Prime Minister tweeted as he arrived in Tokyo.
The Prime Minister on Monday will be meeting with Nobuhiro Endo, Chairman of NEC Corporation, Tadashi Yanai, President and CEO of UNIQLO, Osamu Suzuki, Adviser of Suzuki Motor Corporation and Masayoshi Son, Board Director at Softbank Group Corporation.
During his visit, the Prime Minister will also have a bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden on Tuesday. The talk will include a “constructive and straightforward” dialogue along with a continued discussion on the Ukraine situation.