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Abe meets Kenny on 1st visit to Ireland by a Japanese prime minister

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Wednesday during the first visit to Ireland by a serving Japanese premier.

Abe is expected to discuss bolstering ties with Ireland -- and with the European Union as Dublin current holds the rotating presidency of the 27-member European Union.

The visit comes just after Abe attended the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland, where he joined other leaders from the Group of Eight nations to discuss issues of international concern.

At the two-day G-8 summit that ended Tuesday, Abe apparently won support for his policies dubbed "Abenomics" to pull the Japanese economy out of nearly two decades of deflation.

==Kyodo

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130619/abe-meets-kenny-1st-visit-ireland-japanese-prime-minis