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Abe heads to Argentina for first state visit by Japanese leader in 57 years

  • November 17, 2016
  • , Mainichi , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Argentina next Monday and meet with President Macri. The last time a sitting Japanese prime minister paid an official visit to Argentina was when Abe’s grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi, went there 57 years ago in 1959.


Abe made an unofficial visit to Argentina to attend the 2013 International Olympic Committee meeting where the decision on the venue for the 2020 games was made.


Prior to the Argentina visit, the prime minister is scheduled to meet with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in New York on Thursday. Then Abe will attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference and participate in a summit meeting of the participants of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), both of which take place over the weekend in Lima, Peru. (Abridged)

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