Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Shinzō Abe [September 2015]

Official Visits

Shinzō Abe, born 21 September 1954 in Tokyo, Japan, became Japan’s Prime Minister in December 2012 after his Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP), of which he is President, won the election by a landslide.

Prior to 2012, Abe served for a year as Prime Minister from 2006 to 2007 but resigned in September 2007 for health reasons. Hailing from a politically prominent family, at age 52, Shinzo Abe became Japan’s youngest post-war Prime Minister, and the first to be born after World War II.

His father, Shintaro Abe, served in the House of Representatives from 1958 to 1991 and was foreign minister from 1982 to 1986 and his mother, Yoko Kishi, is the daughter of Nobusuke Kishi, Prime Minister of Japan from 1957 to 1960. Additionally, his great-uncle Sato Eisaku was Prime Minister from 1964 to 1972.

The term “Abenomics” is a merger of the words Abe and economics, and refers to the economic policies advocated by Shinzō Abe since the December 2012 general election, which elected Abe to his second term as Prime Minister of Japan. It is based upon “three arrows” of stimulus, monetary and structural reforms.

His Excellency Mr. Shinzo Abe will make an official visit to Jamaica as a special guest of the Government of Jamaica arriving on Wednesday, September 30 and departing Thursday, October 1.

While in Jamaica, Prime Minister Abe will be involved in several official activities in Kingston and St. Andrew including a floral tribute in honour of soldiers of World Wars I and II, bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, visit to a cultural site and a Dinner Reception with representatives of the Jamaican Government, business community and civil society.


Arrival

Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Mr. Shinzo Abe (centre), being saluted by members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), on his arrival at the Norman Manley International Airport, today (September 30), for a two-day official visit.

Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Mr. Shinzo Abe (3rd left), inspects the Guard of Honour mounted by the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), when he arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport, today (September 30), for a two-day official visit to the island.

Welcome by Jamaican Prime Minister

Prime Minister, the Most Hon Portia Simpson Miller shakes the hand of Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency, Mr. Shinzo Abe at the Office of the Prime Minister, in St. Andrew, on September 30, where they held bilateral talks.

 

Guestbook signing at the Office of the Prime Minister

Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency, Mr. Shinzo Abe signs the guest book at the Office of the Prime Minister in St. Andrew on September 30. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, looks on. The Prime Minister held bilateral talks with Mrs. Simpson Miller.

 

Prime Minister, the Most Hon Portia Simpson Miller presents Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency, Mr. Shinzo Abe with a gift at the Office of the Prime Minister in St. Andrew, on September 30.

Wreath Laying at Heroes Circle

Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency Mr. Shinzo Abe, takes a bow before laying a wreath to honour Jamaican soldiers who fought in World Wars I and II, at the Cenotaph at National Heroes Park, in Kingston on Wednesday (September 30). Prime Minister Abe is on a one-day official visit to the island to hold bilateral discussions with the Jamaican government.

Bilateral Agreement Signing

Prime Minister, the Most Hon Portia Simpson Miller (left), and Prime Minister of Japan, His Excellency, Mr. Shinzo Abe, sign an agreement at Jamaica House on Wednesday (September 30), for the provision of grant funding to the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ).

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