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Prime Minister's Diary

ASEM 10 Summit Meeting

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended ASEM 10 Summit Meeting, which was held in Milan from October 15 to 18. Representatives of fifty-one countries and two organizations attended the summit.
At the summit, the prime minister explained the achievements of Abenomics and new initiatives in the country’s growth strategy together with Japan’s efforts to address global issues, including the latest responses to the Ebola virus and the rights and empowerment of women.


Japan-Georgia Summit Meeting

Prime Minister Abe held talks with H.E. Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, the President of Georgia, at the Prime Minister’s Office on October 24. At the request of the President, Prime Minister Abe expressed that the Government of Japan will consider using the name “Georgia” in place of “Gruzia.”


Banquet to Welcome Their Majesties the King and Queen of the Netherlands

On October 30, Prime Minister and Mrs. Abe met with His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands during their visit to Japan as state guests. Following this, Prime Minister and Mrs. Abe hosted a banquet in their honor.
Prime Minister Abe stated that he was happy that the two countries enjoy an amicable relationship, including a long history of exchanges between the Imperial Family of Japan and the Royal Family of the Netherlands, and said that their visit to Japan serves as an opportunity to greatly advance bilateral relations.


WAW! Tokyo 2014

The World Assembly for Women in Tokyo (WAW! Tokyo 2014) was held in Tokyo between September 12-13, 2014. This assembly was hosted as part of efforts to create a “society where women can shine,” one of the key issues faced by Prime Minister Abe’s government. Women in head management and leadership roles, including Prime Minister Abe’s wife, Managing Director of the IMF Christine Lagarde, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and many more from around the world participated, discussing with each other possible ways to promote the ability of women to take on active roles in work and in society, both globally and in Japan.
A summary of this assembly has been made available on the following URL (the Ministry of Foreign Affair’s official website), so please take a look when you have a chance.

Photographs and text courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Cabinet Public Relations Office of the Government of Japan.