Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller is on a three-day official visit to Japan.
Simpson Miller left the island on Saturday along with Philip Paulwell, the minister of science technology, energy and mining, and will be using the visit to further strengthen the friendship and cooperation between Jamaica and Japan, one of the island's long-standing diplomatic partners.
Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips will be in charge of the Government until Simpson Miller returns on November 9.
During her visit, the prime minister will meet with His Imperial Highness Prince Akishino, as well as Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe.
Simpson Miller will also attend and address the Inter American Development Bank's Japan-LAC (Latin American and the Caribbean) Conference - Shaping the Future between Japan and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Simpson Miller is also scheduled to meet with Marubeni, Nippon Light Metals, and UCC, all major investors in Jamaica with interests in electricity, minerals and Blue Mountain Coffee.