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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows his head before the Philippine flag during a welcome ceremony at the presidential palace in Manila, Philippines. Photo Erik De Castro/Reuters
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, toasts during a lunch at the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Abe is on an official visit to Argentina after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Peru. Photo Natacha Pisarenko/AP
A woman checks uniforms of honour guards before a welcoming ceremony for Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Genghis Square in central Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
U.S. President Barack Obama puts his arm around Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after they laid wreaths in front of a cenotaph at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan
British Prime Minister, David Cameron, meets the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, at Downing Street
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe eats a pickled plum as he meets with Miss Plum Fuyuka Baba and Miss Plum Kozue Kimoto, who are representing the Kishu Plum Organisation, at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows with Singapore’s ambassador to Japan Chin Siat Yoon and his wife Wang Lee Moi after signing a condolence book for Lee Kuan Yew at the Singaporean embassy in Tokyo. Singapore’s first prime minister, Lee died at the age of 91 on Monday and was considered one of the towering figures of post-colonial Asian politics.
Japan‘s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is also leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, eats a local grilled fish during his official campaign kick-off for the December 14 lower house election, at the Soma Haragama fishing port in Soma, Fukushima prefecture.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) shakes hands with China’s President Xi Jinping (R), during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People, on the sidelines of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings, in Beijing, China.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a lower house budget committee session at the Japanese parliament in Tokyo on Thursday. Remarks by aides to Mr Abe about US-Japanese ties and the wartime past are giving the leader a political headache as he seeks to soothe strains with key ally Washington amid rising regional tensions.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe puts on a jersey of the Boston Red Sox, while Red Sox mascot Wally looks, on at Mr Abe’s office. Japanese Major League Baseball (MLB) players Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara gave the jersey to Mr Abe.
Rain drops on a car window reflect a woman walking past a stock index board in Tokyo. The Nikkei stock average fell to a two-week low on Wednesday, having failed to maintain earlier gains in a choppy session, after Japan‘s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe‘s stimulus package unveiled the previous day offered little impetus for fresh buying. The image was rotated 180 degrees.
The guard of honour is inspected before a review by Shinzo Abe, Japanese Prime Minister, at the defence ministry in Tokyo, Japan
Royal Malay Regiment guards of honour stands to attention before the arrival on Thursday of Shinzo Abe, Japanese prime minister. at the prime minister’s office in Malaysia’s administrative capital in Putrajaya. Abe arrived for a visit to hold talks with the Malaysian leadership on bilateral and international issues.
On day two of the G8 Summit at Lough Erne, leaders take a walk on Tuesday in the area around the two connected lakes in Northern Ireland. From left to right, Shinzo Abe, Japanese prime minister, Angela Merkel, German chancellor, Vladimir Putin, Russian president, David Cameron, British prime minister, Barack Obama, US president, Francois Hollande, French president, Stephen Harper, Canadian prime minister, and Enrico Letta, Italian prime minister. The leaders are meeting for talks that include the global economy and tax avoidance
Russian president Vladimir Putin (left) welcomes Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow. The meeting is to discuss bilateral co-operation and international issues, including the situation on the Korean peninsula.