GUESTS AND NATIONAL / SPECIAL DAYS
OF THE 2005 WORLD EXPOSITION, AICHI, JAPAN
28 May - 3 June

May 27, 2005

  1. The following guests and national day events are expected during the period 28 May - 3 June in connection with the 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan:

    (1) H.E. Mr. Marc Ravalomanana, President of the Republic of Madagascar, will visit Japan from 28 May to 3 June, to attend the National Day event on 30 May at the Expo site.

    (2) H.E. Ms. Chantal Ngalula Mulumba, Minister of External Trade of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, will visit Japan from 29 May to 2 June, to attend the National Day event on 31 May at the Expo site.

    (3) H.E. Mr. Traian Basescu, President of Romania, will visit Japan from 31 May to 2 June, to attend the National Day event on 1 June at the Expo site.

    (4) H.E. Lyonpo Jigmi Thinley, Minister of Home and Cultural Affairs of the Kingdom of Bhutan, will visit Japan from 1 - 4 June, to attend the National Day event on 2 June at the Expo site.

    (5) RtHon Helen Clark, Prime Minister of New Zealand, will visit Japan from 31 May - 4 June, to attend the National Day event on 3 June at the Expo site.

  2. The Government of Japan is pleased to welcome the dignitaries who will visit Japan as Guests of the 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan, to attend their own national days to be held at the Expo site.

NOTE:

(1) "The 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan" is being held for the period 25 March - 25 September under the theme "Nature's Wisdom".

(2) 121 countries and 4 international organizations participating in the World Exposition are scheduled to hold a NATIONAL DAY (for countries) or a SPECIAL DAY (for international organizations) event to celebrate their participation either at the EXPO Dome or the EXPO Hall at the EXPO site.

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