|Japanese Leadership in 2013
The current Japanese Prime Minister is Shinzo Abe
. Having served as Japan's 90th Prime Minister from September 2006 for almost a year, he was elected as Prime Minister again and has been in office since December 2012. Prime Minister Abe visited the UK in June to take part in the G8 Summit held in Northern Ireland. Hosted by Prime Minister Cameron, he also met with leaders from the United States, Russia, Canada, France, Germany and Italy.
The 2013 Lough Erne G8 Leader's Communique stated: "As leaders of the G8,
we are committed to open economies, open societies and open governments as the basis of lasting growth and stability. We have today agreed concrete steps to play our part in ensuring a safe and prosperous world."
The bilateral meeting between Japan and the UK was successful in encouraging support in the area of defence, where it was decided that both countries would sign two agreements,
the "Agreement on the Security of Information", and the "Agreement on the Framework of Defence Equipment". You can read more details about the G8 Summit 2013 in Lough Erne on the MOFA website here