Latin America and the Caribbean

Visit to Latin America and the Caribbean by Mrs. Akie Abe, the Spouse of the Prime Minister of Japan

August 11, 2014
Japanese

From July 25 to August 4, Mrs. Akie Abe, the Spouse of the Prime Minister of Japan, paid visits to 6 cities of 5 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Mrs. Abe visited various sites and met with local people as well as Japanese and Japanese descents who are active in each country. Through these events, Mrs. Abe 1) underlined the importance of making a society where the women play an active role and all can live without any fear, 2) praised and encouraged people who are working for or have relation with Japan, and 3) strengthened cultural ties through encouraging those who are learning Japanese language and culture. Mrs. Abe's visit contributed to reinforce the relationship between Japan and each visiting country.

【List of visiting sites and meetings】

1 Mexico (July 25-27)

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  • (1) Meeting with Mrs. Angelica Rivera de Pena, Spouse of the President of the United Mexican States (July 25)
  • (2) Mexican Japanese High School (July 25)
  • (3) Talk with Japanese & Japanese descent (July 25)
  • (4) Talk with Japanese & Japanese descent (July 26)

2 Trinidad and Tobago (July 27-28)

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  • (1) Goodwill Industries of the West Indies (July 27)
  • (2) St. Augustine Campus, University of the West Indies (July 28)
  • (3) Springvale Hindu Primary School (July 28)
  • (4) Caribbean Fisheries Training and Development Institute (July 28)

3 Colombia (July 28-30)

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  • (1) Serrezuela Flowers (July 29)
  • (2) Community Center of Mosquera (July 29)
  • (3) Meeting with Ms. Maria Clemencia Rodriguez de Santos, Spouse of the President of the Republic of Colombia (July 29)
  • (4) Luis Angel Arango Library (July 29)

4 Chile (July 30-31)

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  • (1) San Borja Hospital (July 30)
  • (2) University of Santiago of Chile (July 31)

5 Brazil (July 31 - August 2)

  • Brasilia
  • São Paulo
  • (1) Japanese Language Study Association of Brasilia (Brasilia, August 1)
  • (2) Cathedral (Brasilia, August 1)
  • (3) Kumon (Brasilia, August 1)
  • (4) Monument of the 100 Anniversary of Japanese Immigration to Brazil and "Sakura Festival" (Sao Paulo, August 2)
  • (5) Social Assistance Dom Jose Gaspar "Garden of Rest" (August 2)
  • (6) Talk with Japanese & Japanese descent (August 2)
  • (7) Santa Cruz Hospital (August 2)
  • (8) Liberdade District (August 2)
  • (9) Brazilian Center of Japanese Language (August 2)