Globe Trotting Mugabe 'busy' In Japan: State Media

President Robert Mugabe, who is in Japan on an official business visit, has a busy schedule tomorrow as he is expected to meet the Japanese emperor, Akihito at his palace before meeting a number of the country’s top politicians and business people.

After meeting the emperor, the President is expected to meet Mr Toshiyuki Yokota, who is the President of Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) after which he is expected to meet the presidents of Fuji Films and NEC Corporation.

Later in the evening, President Mugabe will then meet his host, Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe at his offices for official talks after which the two will hold a joint press conference.

Mugabe is later expected to conclude his visit by meeting the country’s legislators from both the house of councils as well as the house of representatives.


The President’s visit to Japan is at the invitation of Mr Abe and will among many other issues seek investment deals with Japan in the context of the Look East Policy to drive ZIMASSET.

Mugabe is accompanied by the First Lady, Doctor Grace Mugabe, Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi and several senior government officials.