Presidents Travels to Japan

Name Locale Remarks Date
Gerald R. Ford Tokyo, Kyoto State visit; met with Prime Minister Tanalca. November 18-​22, 1974
Jimmy Carter Tokyo, Shimoda State visit; met with Emperor Hirohito and Prime Minister Ohira. Attended Economic Summit Meeting June 28-29 of the Heads of State and Government of Canada, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. June 24-​29, 1979
Jimmy Carter Tokyo Official visit; attended memorial services for former Prime Minister Ohira; met with Emperor Hirohito, President Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh, Prime Minister Fraser of Australia, Prime Minister Prem of Thailand, and Premier Hua Guofeng of China. July 9-​10, 1980
Ronald Reagan Tokyo State visit; met with Emperor Hirhito and Prime Minister Nakasone, and addressed the Diet. November 9-​12, 1983
Ronald Reagan Tokyo Attended Economic Summit Meeting of the Heads of State and Government of Canada, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. May 2-​7, 1986
George H. W. Bush Tokyo Attended the funeral of Emperor Hirohito. Met with Emperor Akihito of Japan; the Kings of Belgium, Jordan, and Spain; the Presidents of Brazil, Egypt, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Israel, Italy, Nigeria, the Philippines, Portugal, and Zaire; and the Prime Ministers of Japan, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand, and Turkey. February 23-​25, 1989
George H. W. Bush Kyoto, Kashihara, Tokyo Met with Emperor Akihito, Prime Minister Miyazawa, and senior Japanese officials. January 7-​10, 1992
William J. Clinton Tokyo Attended Economic Summit Meeting with the Heads of State and Government of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Also met with Russian President Yeltsin. July 6-​10, 1993
William J. Clinton Tokyo State visit. Issued joint statement on U.S.-Japanese security relations. Addressed the Diet and U.S. Navy personnel. April 16-​18, 1996
William J. Clinton Tokyo Met with Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Obuchi; addressed American Chamber of Commerce. November 19-​20, 1998
William J. Clinton Tokyo Attended the funeral of former Prime Minister Obuchi. June 8, 2000
William J. Clinton Nago (Okinawa) Attended the G-8 Economic Summit. July 21-​23, 2000
George W. Bush Tokyo Met with Prime Minister Koizumi and Emperor Akihito. Addressed the Diet. February 17-​19, 2002
George W. Bush Tokyo Met with Prime Minister Koizumi October 17-​18, 2003
George W. Bush Kyoto Met with Prime Minister Koizumi. November 15-​16, 2005
George W. Bush Toyako Attended the G-8 Economic Summit. Also met with Tanzanian President Kikwete, Indian Prime Minister Singh, Chinese President Hu, and South Korean President Lee. July 6-​9, 2008
Barack Obama Tokyo Met with Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Hatoyama. November 13-​14, 2009
Barack Obama Yokohama, Kamakura Attended the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s CEO Summit Meetings. November 12-​14, 2010