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Visits By Foreign Leaders of Japan

Visitor Description Date
Prime Minister Yoshida Attended the Japanese Peace Conference in San Francisco. September 3–5, 1951
Prime Minister Yoshida In U.S. November 2-14, while returning from Europe, visiting New York City, San Francisco and Honolulu (Hawaii). November 7–13, 1954
Prime Minister Kishi Official visit. In U.S. June 16-29. Also visited Honolulu (Hawaii), San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles. June 19–22, 1957
Prime Minister Kishi Informal visit. Signed Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security January 19. In U.S. January 16-23. January 17–21, 1960
Prime Minister Ikeda Official visit. In U.S. June 18-29, visiting Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York City, and Chicago. Was in Canada June 25-26. June 20–23, 1961
Prime Minister Ikeda Attended funeral of President Kennedy. November 24–25, 1963
Prime Minister Sato Official visit. In U.S. January 9-16, visiting Honolulu (Hawaii), San Francisco, New York City, and Los Angeles. January 12–14, 1965
Prime Minister Eisaku Sato Official visit. In U.S. November 12-19; visited New York City and Springfield (Ill.). November 13–15, 1967
Prime Minister Eisaku Sato Official visit. In U.S. November 16-25; visited New York City and San Francisco. November 19–21, 1969
Prime Minister Eisaku Sato Attended White House dinner on 25th Anniversary of the U.N; met privately with President Nixon. October 24, 1970
Emperor Hirohito Unofficial visit; President Nixon met with the Emperor and Empress, who were on their way to Europe, at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. September 26, 1971
Prime Minister Eisaku Sato Discussed bilateral relations with President Nixon at San Clemente, (Calif.). January 6–7, 1972
Prime Minister Kakui Tanaka Official visit in Hawaii. August 30–September 1, 1972
Prime Minister Kakui Tanaka Official visit. Private visit to Washington July 29-30. Afterwards visited New York City, Chicago, San Francisco. Departed U.S. August 5. July 31–August 1, 1973
Prime Minister Kakui Tanaka Private visit. September 21, 1974
Prime Minister Takeo Miki Official visit. In U.S. August 2-10; visted Seattle, New York City, and Los Angeles. August 3–7, 1975
Emperor Hirohito State visit; first visit to the continental U.S. In U.S. September 30-October 13; visited Williamsburg, Woods Hole (Mass.), New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and Honolulu. October 2–4, 1975
Prime Minister Takeo Miki Attended Economic Summit Meeting in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico. June 26–28, 1976
Prime Minister Takeo Miki Private visit. Presented Bicentennial gift. June 29–30, 1976
Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda Official visit. March 20–23, 1977
Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda Official visit. May 1–3, 1978
Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira Official visit. Afterwards visited New York City and Los Angeles. Departed May 6. April 30–May 4, 1979
Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira Official visit. April 30–May 1, 1980
Prime Minister Zenko Suzuki Official visit. In U.S. May 4; visited New York City. May 6–9, 1981
Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone Official working visit. January 17–20, 1983
Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone Official working visit. May 26–28, 1983
Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone Attended Economic Summit Meeting, Williamsburg (Va.). May 28–31, 1983
Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone Official Working Visit in Los Angeles. January 1–2, 1985
Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone Met with President Reagan in New York City. October 25, 1985
Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone Official Working Visit. Met with President Reagan at Washington and Camp David. April 12–14, 1986
Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone Official Visit. Private visit to Maui, Hawaii, afterward. April 29–May 5, 1987
Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita Official Working Visit. January 12–15, 1988
Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita Official Working Visit. Private visit to Los Angeles afterward. February 1–3, 1989
Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu Official Working Visit. In U.S. August 30; visited San Francisco. Private visit to Boston afterwards. August 31–September 2, 1989
Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu Discussed bilateral trade with President Bush at Palm Springs, Calif. March 2–3, 1990
Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu Private meeting with President Bush in Houston, Texas. July 7, 1990
Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu Attended Economic Summit Meeting in Houston, Texas. July 8–11, 1990
Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu Met with President Bush at the U.N. General Assembly. September 29, 1990
Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu Informal meeting with President Bush in Newport Beach, Calif. April 4, 1991
Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu Informal meeting with President Bush at Kennebunkport, Me. July 11, 1991
Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa Met with President Bush during a U.N. Security Council Summit in New York City. January 30, 1992
Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa Official working visit. June 30–July 2, 1992
Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa Met with President Clinton during a private visit. April 15–17, 1993
Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa Met with President Clinton at the U.N. General Assembly in New York City. September 27, 1993
Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa Attended APEC meeting in Seattle. November 19–20, 1993
Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa Working visit. February 10–12, 1994
Emperor Akihito State Visit. Arrived in the U.S. June 10; visited Atlanta and Charleston. Later visited Charlottesville, New York City. June 11–15, 1994
Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama Official working visit. January 10–12, 1995
Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto Informal meeting in Santa Monica, Calif. February 23, 1996
Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto Met with President Clinton at the U.N. General Assembly. September 24, 1996
Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto Official working visit. April 24–26, 1997
Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto Held a pre-summit meeting with President Clinton and attended the Economic Summit Meeting in Denver, Colorado. June 19–22, 1997
Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi Met with President Clinton at the U.N. General Assembly in New York City. September 22, 1998
Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi Official visit. Arrived in the U.S. April 29; visited Los Angeles and Chicago. May 2–4, 1999
Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori Working visit. May 4–5, 2000
Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori Working visit. March 18–19, 2001
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi Working visit at Camp David, Maryland. June 30, 2001
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi Working visit. September 24–25, 2001
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 12, 2002
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi Working visit at Crawford, TX. May 22–23, 2003
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi Attended G-8 Economic Summit at Sea Island, Georgia. June 8–10, 2004
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi Met with President Bush at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 21, 2004
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi Official visit. Also visited Memphis, TN, June 30. June 28–30, 2006
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Working visit. Met with President Bush at Camp David, MD. April 26–27, 2007
Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda Working visit. November 15–16, 2007
Prime Minister Taro Aso Attended the G-20 Economic Summit Meeting. November 14–15, 2008
Prime Minister Taro Aso Working Visit. February 24, 2009
Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama Met with President Obama at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 23, 2009
Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama Attended the G-20 Economic Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. September 24–25, 2009
Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama Attended the Nuclear Security Summit. April 12–13, 2010
Prime Minister Naoto Kan Met with President Obama at the U.N. General Assembly in New York City. September 23, 2010
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Met with President Obama at the UN General Assembly in New York City. September 21, 2011
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Attended the Asia-Pacific Economic and Cooperation Summit at Honolulu and Kapolei, Hawaii. November 10–13, 2011
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Working visit. April 30, 2012
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda Attended the G-8 Economic Summit at Camp David, MD. May 18–19, 2012
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Working visit. February 22, 2013
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe State Visit. April 27–28, 2015
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Attended the Nuclear Security Summit. March 31–April 1, 2016
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Met with President-elect Donald J. Trump in New York City. November 17, 2016
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Attended a memorial service at the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. December 27, 2016