Prime Minister in Action

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continues to advance “Diplomacy That Takes a Panoramic Perspective of the World Map.” As well as welcoming leaders in Japan, he traveled to Viet Nam for the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and to the Philippines for ASEAN-related summit meetings.


In Saitama Prefecture with the Honorable Donald J.Trump, President of the United States of America. At the beginning of their lunch, the two leaders autographed hats embroidered with the slogan “Donald & Shinzo Make Alliance Even Greater” and posed for photographs. (November 2017)

With H.E. Mr. Peter Martin Christian, President of the Federated States of Micronesia, at the Japanese Prime Minister’s Office. (October 2017)

Dinner banquet at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence for invited speakers and others from the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo (WAW! Tokyo 2017). At WAW! Tokyo 2017, lively discussions were held on various issues pertaining to women’s empowerment and gender equality. (October 2017)

With H.E. Mr. Rodrigo Roa Duterte, President of the Republic of the Philippines, at the Japanese Prime Minister’s Office. (October 2017)

With H.E. Mr. Tran Dai Quang, President of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, while visiting Da Nang, Viet Nam for the APEC Meeting. (November 2017)

With H.E. Mr. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, President of the Russian Federation, during the APEC Meeting. (November 2017)

With the Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, during the APEC Meeting. (November 2017)

With H.E. Mr. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, President of the Republic of Peru, during the APEC Meeting. (November 2017)

With the Rt. Hon. Justin Pierre James Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, during the APEC Meeting. (November 2017)

With H.E. Dr. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, during the APEC Meeting. (November 2017)


With H.E. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, in Hoi An, Prime Minister Phuc’s hometown. Later, they attended a dinner party. (November 2017)

With H.E. Mr. Enrique Peña Nieto, President of the United Mexican States, during the APEC Meeting. (November 2017)

With the Honourable Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia, while visiting Manila, Republic of the Philippines for ASEAN-related meetings. (November 2017)

With H.E. Dr. Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, during ASEAN-related meetings. (November 2017)

With H.E. Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, during ASEAN-related meetings. (November 2017)

In Manila, Republic of the Philippines for the 20th Japan-ASEAN Summit Meeting. Prime Minister Abe stated that Japan will strengthen the initiatives under “Partners for Peace and Stability” and other items of the “four pillars of partnership” announced at the ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit Meeting in 2013. He added that Japan will cooperate to realize a more integrated collective by utilizing various tools such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB). (November 2017)

With the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia, during ASEAN-related meetings. (November 2017)

With H.E. Mr. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, for ASEAN-related meetings. The two leaders jointly announced the logo to commemorate next year’s 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Indonesia, and Prime Minister Abe stated his hope to maximize enthusiasm for the anniversary in the coming year. (November 2017)

With H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, during ASEAN-related meetings. (November 2017)

With His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam, during ASEAN-related meetings. (November 2017)