President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame are in Japan for a two-day working visit.
On Tuesday, the President and First Lady paid a courtesy call to Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan.
Later there will be bilateral meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and First Lady Akie Abe.
Meanwhile, First Lady Jeannette Kagame will be attending a luncheon hosted by Mrs. Akie Abe, spouse to Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, and later meet her to exchange gifts.
President Kagame and Prime Minister Abe will meet to sign a grant worth 3.2 Billion Japanese Yen (about US$30m) to strengthening Nzove-Ntora Principal Water Transmission Pipeline in Kigali City.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Japanese First Lady are also expected to host President Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame at a dinner.
Tomorrow, President Kagame will address a Japan-Rwanda business forum and interact with the Japan-AU/Japan-Rwanda Parliamentary Friendship Leagues.
On his entourage, Kagame traveled along with Rwandan business executives and government high ranking officials.
Rwanda and Japan already share bilateral relations with cooperation that spans economic, trade and investments, technical assistance and capacity building areas.
Rwanda and Japan share a longstanding bilateral relationship with cooperation spanning from economic trade and investments, technical assistance and capacity building. More specifically, Water and Sanitation, Agriculture, Education and Transportation sectors.
Although this bilateral relationship began in 1962, Rwanda opened its Embassy in Tokyo in 1979.
Rwanda’s trade with Japan amounted to US$57 million in 2017.