The dialogue, to be held between external affairs minister SM Krishna and his Japanese counterpart Koichiro Gemba in Tokyo on October 28 and 29, will explore ways to deepen the two countries cooperation across a range of issues, ranging from jointly combating piracy and terrorism to climate change and the evolving East Asia architecture. India is also expected to discuss the prospects of civil nuclear cooperation that took a hit after the Fukushima disaster earlier this year.
Krishna will also call on Japans Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. The talks are expected to set the stage for Noda's visit to New Delhi in December for the annual summit with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Krishna's discussions on strategic issues, including maritime security, will also set the stage for a visit by defence minister AK Antony on November 2 and 3.