Japan may not give any immediate commitment to support the Indo-US civil nuclear deal, a senior official said in Tokyo on Friday ahead of the talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.
Japan will wait for negotiations between India and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to see New Delhi's ?sincerity? before firming up its position on the issue, he said.
He noted that Japan, considering its relations with India, would trust New Delhi but domestically its national sentiments were very strong since it was the only country to have suffered due to nuclear weapons.
Giving a sense of Japanese position on the issue which would be raised by Singh during his meeting with Abe, the official said it would be difficult to say "yes easily" and it would take a long time before Tokyo firms up its position on the issue.