Visiting Japan, India's Modi Pokes at China

Modi speaking in Tokyo Photograph by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been courting Narendra Modi for years, even welcoming the controversial Indian politician when officials from the U.S. and Britain wouldn’t meet with Modi because of concerns about his actions during anti-Muslim rioting in 2002 in Gujarat, where he was governor. Abe hosted Modi during the Japanese politician’s first term as prime minister in 2007 and then again when Abe was opposition leader in 2012. The courtship even extends to social media, where Modi is one of only three people Abe follows on Twitter.

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