The President of the Republic, Michel Temer, will make an official visit to Japan on October 18 and 19. In Tokyo, President Temer will be hosted by Emperor Akihito and will keep meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The President is also scheduled to hold meetings with Japanese business leaders and to participate in an event with Brazilian and Japanese private sectors.
The visit follows recent bilateral meeting between President Temer and Prime Minister Abe on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hangzhou (September 5) and indicates the priority Brazil and Japan are giving to the strengthening of their strategic partnership.
Our countries have a rich agenda for joint work, marked by traditional ties of cooperation and strong human bonds. The visit will provide an opportunity for the renewal of Brazil and Japan's interest in expanding bilateral flows of trade and investment through enhanced cooperation in science, technology and innovation, in addition to the establishment of partnerships in new areas of infrastructure, industry and renewable energy.
Brazil and Japan carry out joint projects in Latin American and African countries and, alongside India and Germany, form the G-4 group of countries, in support of an increase in the permanent membership of the Security Council UN. Together, the two countries address global issues, including sustainable development, climate change, disarmament and non-proliferation.
In 2015, trade between the two countries reached US$ 9.7 billion. That same year, the Japanese direct investment in Brazil totalled US$ 2.8 billion.