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December 2018

The Prime Minister Talking with Members
[December 28, 2018]

Meeting with Members of TOKIO

On December 28, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a meeting with members of TOKIO at the Prime Minister's Official Residence.

Photograph of the Prime Minister making a statement (1)
[December 28, 2018]

Ministerial Meeting on Tuition-Free Childhood and Higher Education

On December 28, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended a Ministerial Meeting Aimed at Designing a System for Tuition-Free Childhood and Higher Education.

Photograph of the Prime Minister presenting a certificate of award
[December 27, 2018]

Award Ceremony for the Japan Medical Research and Development Grand Prize

On December 27, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended the second award ceremony for the Japan Medical Research and Development Grand Prize, held at the Prime Minister's Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister making a statement
[December 26, 2018]

Japan Exposition Comprehensive Promotion Council

On December 26, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held the first meeting of the Japan Exposition Comprehensive Promotion Council at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister delivering an address
[December 26, 2018]

Meeting of Councillors of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)

On December 26, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended the seventh Meeting of Councillors of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) held in Tokyo.

Photograph of the Prime Minister holding the press conference
[December 25, 2018]

Press Conference on the Six Years since the Inauguration

On December 25, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a press conference at the Prime Minister's Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister delivering an address
[December 25, 2018]

National Council for the Promotion of Disaster Prevention

On December 25, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held the fourth meeting of the National Council for the Promotion of Disaster Prevention at the Prime Minister's Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister making a statement
[December 25, 2018]

Ministerial Council on the Promotion of Dementia Care Policies

On December 25, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended the first meeting of the Promotion of Dementia Care Policies at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister making a statement
[December 25, 2018]

Headquarters for Promoting Decentralization Reform

On December 25, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held the 12th meeting of the Headquarters for Promoting Decentralization Reform at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister making a statement (1)
[December 25, 2018]

Ministerial Council on Acceptance and Inclusion of Foreign Human Resources

On December 25, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended the third meeting of the Ministerial Council on Acceptance and Inclusion of Foreign Human Resources at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister visiting the photo exhibition
[December 22, 2018]

59th Press Photo Exhibition 2018

On December 22, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the 59th Press Photo Exhibition 2018 being held in Tokyo.

Photograph of the Prime Minister making a statement
[December 21, 2018]

Council on Mid-Career Recruitment and the Recruitment of Experienced Professionals

On December 21, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended the first meeting of the Council on Mid-Career Recruitment and the Recruitment of Experienced Professionals at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister presenting a certificate of award
[December 21, 2018]

Awards Ceremony for Long-Serving Employees of the Cabinet and Cabinet Office

On December 21, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended a ceremony held at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence to present awards to long-serving employees of the Cabinet and Cabinet Office.

Photograph of the commemorative photograph session
[December 21, 2018]

Conferment Ceremony for the Japan SDGs Award

On December 21, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held the conferment ceremony for the second Japan SDGs Award at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister making a statement
[December 21, 2018]

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Promotion Headquarters

On December 21, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held the sixth meeting of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Promotion Headquarters at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister making a statement
[December 21, 2018]

Meeting of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters

On December 21, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held the 47th meeting of the Nuclear Emergency Response Headquarters at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister presenting the Prime Minister’s Cup
[December 20, 2018]

Presentation Ceremony for the Prime Minister’s Cup of the Japan Pro Sports Awards

On December 20, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended the 2018 51st Presentation Ceremony for the Prime Minister’s Cup of the Japan Pro Sports Awards, held in Tokyo.

Photograph of the Prime Minister making a statement
[December 20, 2018]

Meeting of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy

On December 20, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held the 17th meeting of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy in 2018, at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister attending the meeting
[December 20, 2018]

Ministerial Council on the Monthly Economic Report and Other Relative Issues

On December 20, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended a meeting of the Ministerial Council on the Monthly Economic Report and Other Relative Issues at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister receiving the gifts
[December 20, 2018]

Presentation of Flowers and Other Gifts from Awaji Island

On December 20, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was presented with flowers produced on Awaji Island and other gifts by the Awaji Flowers Cooperative Association and others.

Photograph of the Prime Minister making a statement
[December 20, 2018]

Council for Science, Technology and Innovation

On December 20, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held the 41st meeting of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the leaders shaking hands
[December 19, 2018]

Japan-Zambia Summit Meeting and Other Events

On December 19, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a summit meeting and other events with H.E. Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia, at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister delivering an address
[December 19, 2018]

The General Assembly of Japan’s National Council for Export Promotion of Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Products and Processed Foods

On December 19, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended the 2018 General Assembly of Japan’s National Council for Export Promotion of Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Products and Processed Foods held in Tokyo.

Photograph of the Prime Minister making a statement
[December 19, 2018]

Joint Meeting of the Strategic Headquarters for the Promotion of an Advanced Information and Telecommunications Network Society (IT Strategic Headquarters) and the Strategic Council for the Promotion of the Use of Public Data by the Private Sector

On December 19, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe jointly held the 75th meeting of the Strategic Headquarters for the Promotion of an Advanced Information and Telecommunications Network Society (IT Strategic Headquarters), and the 6th meeting of the Strategic Council for the Promotion of the Use of Public Data by the Private Sector, at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister receiving the request
[December 18, 2018]

Request to the Government on the Return of the Northern Territories

On December 18, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received a request to the Government on the return of the Northern Territories from Ms. Harumi Takahashi, Governor of Hokkaido, and others, at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister making a statement
[December 18, 2018]

Council on Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy

On December 18, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held the 17th meeting of the Council on Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister making a statement
[December 18, 2018]

Ministerial Council on the Strengthening of the Maritime Security System

On December 18, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a meeting of the Ministerial Council on the Strengthening of the Maritime Security System at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister delivering an address
[December 17, 2018]

Forum for Consultations between the National and Local Governments

On December 17, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended the third meeting in FY2018 of the Forum for Consultations between the National and Local Governments, held at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister receiving the proposal
[December 17, 2018]

Proposal from the LDP Economic Strategy Headquarters for Building the Future Society based on AI

On December 17, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received a proposal from the Economic Strategy Headquarters for Building the Future Society based on AI of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP) at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister delivering an address
[December 17, 2018]

Ceremony to Commend Leading Companies Where Women Shine

On December 17, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended a ceremony to commend leading companies where women shine, at the Prime Minister's Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister making a statement
[December 17, 2018]

Council on National Strategic Special Zones

On December 17, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held the 37th meeting of the Council on National Strategic Special Zones at the Prime Minister's Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister receiving the report
[December 14, 2018]

Report from the Ruling Parties’ Working Team on the New National Defense Program Guidelines and Other Matters

On December 14, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received a report from the Ruling Parties’ Working Team on the New National Defense Program Guidelines and Other Matters, at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister presenting a certificate of appreciation
[December 14, 2018]

Award Ceremony of the Prime Minister’s Certificate of Appreciation for Life-Saving Activities

On December 14, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held the award ceremony of the Prime Minister’s certificate of appreciation for life-saving activities at the Prime Minister's Office to commend those who placed themselves in danger to save another person's life.

Photograph of the Prime Minister attending a commemorative photograph session
[December 14, 2018]

Luncheon with Japanese-Speaking Ambassadors to Japan

On December 14, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hosted a luncheon for Japanese-speaking ambassadors accredited to Japan, at the Prime Minister’s Official Residence.

Photograph of the Prime Minister delivering an address
[December 14, 2018]

National Resilience Promotion Headquarters and Ministerial Meeting on Emergency Inspection of Critical Infrastructure

On December 14, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held the ninth meeting of the National Resilience Promotion Headquarters and third Ministerial Meeting on Emergency Inspection of Critical Infrastructure, at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the leaders shaking hands
[December 13, 2018]

Japan-Mongolia Summit Meeting and Other Events

On December 13, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a summit meeting and other events with H.E. Mr. Ukhnaa Khurelsukh, Prime Minister of Mongolia, at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister receiving the courtesy call
[December 13, 2018]

Courtesy Call from the Mayor of Kirishima City, Tea Producers, and Others

On December 13, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received a courtesy call from Mr. Shinichi Nakashige, Mayor of Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, tea producers, and others, at the Prime Minister's Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister receiving the request
[December 12, 2018]

Request from the LDP Headquarters for the Revitalization of Education

On December 12, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received a request from the Headquarters for the Revitalization of Education of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP), at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister holding the press conference
[December 12, 2018]

Press Conference on “the Kanji of the Year”

On December 12, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a press conference at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister receiving the courtesy call
[December 12, 2018]

Courtesy Call from the “NINJA Parliamentary Group” and the Japan Ninja Council

On December 12, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received a courtesy call from the “NINJA Parliamentary Group” and the Japan Ninja Council at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the leaders shaking hands
[December 11, 2018]

Japan-Ghana Summit Meeting and Other Events

On December 11, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a summit meeting and other events with H.E. Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister delivering an address
[December 11, 2018]

Administrative Reform Promotion Council

On December 11, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held the 33rd meeting of the Administrative Reform Promotion Council at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister delivering an address
[December 11, 2018]

Liaison Meeting of the Government and Ruling Parties

On December 11, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended the Liaison Meeting of the Government and Ruling Parties at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister making a statement
[December 11, 2018]

Advisory Panel on Security and Defense Capabilities

On December 11, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held the seventh meeting of the Advisory Panel on Security and Defense Capabilities at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister delivering an address
[December 11, 2018]

Strategic Headquarters for National Space Policy

On December 11, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held the 18th meeting of the Strategic Headquarters for National Space Policy at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister holding the press conference
[December 10, 2018]

Press Conference by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

On December 10, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a press conference at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister making a statement
[December 10, 2018]

Meeting of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy

On December 10, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held the 16th meeting of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy in 2018, at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister delivering a congratulatory address
[December 10, 2018]

National Meeting of the Japan Private Kindergarten PTA Association

On December 10, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended the 33rd National Meeting of the Japan Private Kindergarten PTA Association held in Tokyo.

Photograph of the Prime Minister holding the press conference
[December 7, 2018]

Press Conference on the Passing of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States

On December 7, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held a press conference at the Prime Minister’s Office.

[December 6, 2018]

Meeting of the Committee on Judicial Affairs of the House of Councillors

On December 6, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended a meeting of the Committee on Judicial Affairs of the House of Councillors.

Photograph of the Prime Minister receiving the courtesy call
[December 6, 2018]

Courtesy Call from the Diet Members of the Ruling Parties Elected in Osaka

On December 6, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe received a courtesy call from the Diet members of the ruling parties elected in Osaka at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Photograph of the Prime Minister delivering an address
[December 5, 2018]

Year-End Economists' Meeting

On December 5, 2018, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attended the year end party of economists, held in Tokyo.

Photograph of the two leaders unveiling the logo commemorating 100 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Paraguay
[December 2, 2018]

Visit to Paraguay

On December 2, 2018 (local time), Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Asunción in the Republic of Paraguay.

Photograph of the Prime Minister shaking hands with the President of Uruguay
[December 2, 2018]

Visit to Uruguay

On December 2, 2018 (local time), Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Montevideo in the Oriental Republic of Uruguay.

Photograph of the Prime Minister attending the closing session with the President of Argentina (G20 Argentina)
[December 1, 2018]

G20 Buenos Aires Summit: Third Day

On December 1 (local time), Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is visiting Buenos Aires in the Argentine Republic to attend the G20 Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy and other events, held talks with the Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Subsequently, the Prime Minister held talks with H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey. Afterwards, the Prime Minister held talks with H. E. Mr. Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and H.E. Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission. Around noon, the Prime Minister attended the third session (working lunch). In the afternoon, the Prime Minister attended the closing session, where the communique was adopted and H.E. Mr. Mauricio Macri, President of the Argentine Republic, delivered closing remarks. Following that, the Prime Minister held talks with H.E. Mr. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, President of the Russian Federation. Thereafter, the Prime Minister held talks with President Macri and attended the signing ceremony of the Japan-Argentina Investment Agreement and the closing ceremony of the 120th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Diplomatic Relations between Japan and Argentina.

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