Courtesy visit to Parliamentary Vice-Minister Kikawada, by the participants of "Juntos!!Japan-Latin America and the Caribbean Exchange Program"
March 24, 2016
On March 22, 2016, 71 students, officials and journalists from El Salvador, Cuba, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Panama, Belize and Honduras (Central America and Cuba Group), Brazil (FEALAC Group), Colombia, Chile, Peru and Mexico (Pacific Alliance Group), Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Paraguay, Venezuela and Bolivia (Mercosur Group), who were invited to Japan through the "Juntos!! Japan-Latin America and the Caribbean Exchange Program" paid a courtesy visit to Mr. Hitoshi Kikawada, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan. The summary of the visit is as follows.
- Parliamentary Vice-Minister Kikawada welcomed the participants of the program and explained that this program was made possible by the commitment of Prime Minister Abe when he visited Latin America and the Caribbean countries in 2014 in order that Japan and Latin America and the Caribbean countries would progress, lead and inspire "Together (Juntos)", and expressed his wish that the participants of the program could share their experience in their own countries, and accomplish their role to deepen the friendship between Japan and Latin America and the Caribbean countries as pro-Japan experts.
- The representative of each group expressed their gratitude for the invitation and their will to introduce to their home countries the charm of Japan such as unique culture based on the long history or the newest technology they witnessed through this program, recognizing the importance for deepening the friendship between Japan and Latin America and the Caribbean countries.