Tomodachi Spring 2016


Moments of Prime Minister Abe


Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received a courtesy call from representatives of the Ship for World Youth Leaders, part of the fiscal 2015 Next Generation Global Leaders Program (January 2016).

Prime Minister Abe hosted a dinner banquet for speakers of the Shared Values and
Democracy in Asia symposium and other guests (January 2016).

Prime Minister Abe held a summit meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine (February 2016).

Prime Minister Abe received courtesy calls from world leaders.

With Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond and Secretary of State for Defence Michael Fallon of the United Kingdom (January 2016).

With a delegation from the Japan- Korea and Korea-Japan Parliamentarians’ Unions (January 2016).

With legislators participating in the U.S.-Japan Legislative Exchange Program (January 2016).

With members of the U.S. Congressional Study Group on Japan (February 2016).

With Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (December 2015).

Prime Minister Abe held a ceremony to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the start of the Cabinet system; those in attendance included former prime ministers (December 2015).

Prime Minister Abe visited the Ise Jingu shrine in Mie Prefecture (January 2016). (©The Asahi Shimbun)

Prime Minister Abe presented an award to Shiho Utsumiya, a high school student who designed the official logo for the G7 Japan 2016 Ise-Shima Summit (December 2015).


Prime Minister Abe hosted a number of ambassadors to Japan at the Prime Minister’s Office and enjoyed friendly interaction in Japanese (December 2015).