Press release

PM visit to Japan

Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Japan from Wednesday 30th August to Friday 1st September.


The Prime Minister will visit Japan from Wednesday 30th August to Friday 1st September, where she will be received by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan, and the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

This will be her first visit to Japan as Prime Minister, following her meetings with Mr Abe at the G20 in Hamburg in July, at Chequers in April, and at the UN General Assembly in New York in 2016.

Her visit is expected to cover a wide range of bilateral and regional issues, including working together to support the rules-based international system and the promotion of free trade and democratic values.

The Prime Minister’s visit will focus on defence and security cooperation, and trade and investment opportunities.

She will be accompanied by a delegation of business leaders drawn from a range of sectors. The delegation will showcase the strength of British business, the shared confidence in the UK-Japan economic relationship as we leave the EU, and the potential for future growth.

Published 15 August 2017