Uhuru in Japan for Trade, Disaster Management Talks

President Uhuru Kenyatta is in Tokyo, Japan for a five-day first official visit aimed at boosting bilateral and trade relations.

The visit is also aimed at enhancing the technical and development cooperation between the two countries.

Uhuru will hold separate talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Emperor Akihito, and other government officials.

He will also join at least 15 heads of state at the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture.

The Conference is the first large-scale multilateral gathering for the post-2015 development agenda.

It will assess and review the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action, an international guiding principle on disaster risk reduction from 2005 to 2015.

The principle was adopted at the Second World Conference on Disaster Reduction in Kobe City, Japan, in 2005.

Uhuru will further attend a Kenya-Japan business forum and meet Kenyans working and living in Japan.

His entourage, including Treasury CS Henry Rotich, was received by senior Japanese government officials and the Kenyan Ambassador to Japan, Solomon Maina.