ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister's Advisor on Finance Shaukat Tarin left for Japan on Tuesday to materialise recently voiced Japanese intentions to resume bilateral financial cooperation slashed through the 1998 economic sanctions on Pakistan after its nuclear tests. Prior to the war on terror or at least till 1998 economic sanctions on Pakistan, Japan was on the top of the donor countries while it still occupies the position of second largest provider of the country's needs for foreign financial assistance. Therefore, the Finance Advisor has proceeded himself as he left from Lahore on Tuesday evening for Tokyo to hold meetings on bilateral trade, economic, and development issues. During his stay in Japan, the Finance Advisor would hold meetings with Japanese Finance Minister in addition to calling on Japanese Premier and other relevant top functionaries. He is also expected to meet the heads of Exim Bank of Japan, Japan Bank of International Development (JBID), and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Finance Ministry officials told TheNation. According to officials of the Finance Ministry, Japan has been reluctant to resume previous level of its economic cooperation with Pakistan with Yen Loan on top of it chiefly due to questions on the alleged nuclear proliferation issue. Even after Pakistan had joined the war on terror as frontline state in 2001, Japan remained reluctant to resume its economic cooperation mainly due to nuclear concerns.