Tomodachi Japan and Russia Edition 2016


Prime Minister Abe and President Putin

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Vladimir Putin have held 15 summit meetings, through which they have deepened their friendship and trust.

At the Kremlin in Moscow on the occasion of Abe’s first official visit to Russia (April 2013).

In Saint Petersburg on the occasion of the G20 summit (September 2013). 

In Sochi to attend the opening ceremony of the XXII Olympic Winter Games. With President Putin is Yume, the Japanese Akita dog that he received as a gift from the governor of Akita Prefecture in 2012 (February 2014).

The 15th bilateral summit between the two leaders, held in Lima, Peru, on the occasion of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting (November 2016).

At the opening ceremony of the Primorsky Aquarium in Vladivostok, in the construction of which Japanese companies also cooperated (September 2016).