India is the ‘center of gravity’ of Asia | Japan
Describing India as ‘Asia’s center of gravity’, Japan has urged India to show more commitment towards the quad group with the presence of four major countries.
Japan’s Deputy Defense Minister Yashuhide Nakayama also expressed concern with the challenges emerging from the provocative attitude of the Chinese military in the region’s major maritime zone, in an interaction with an Indian news channel.
He said, to deal with these situations, it is very important to increase the mutual support of like-minded countries. Nakayama said Japan, India, America, and Australia recognize the importance of a democratic system and a free and open Indo-Pacific region. He hoped that the quad group of the four countries would emerge stronger in the future.
Nakayama said, “Personally, I understand the situation in India and personally urge them to show more commitment to the free and open Indo-Pacific region.” We want a strong India. India is the center of gravity of Asia and is very important.
Nakayama said we love India dearly. On the provocative stand being shown by the Chinese Army with India on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), Nakayama said, “We would like to say that Japan would like to see tensions between the two countries receding in the region.”