April 16, 2023
Foreign Minister Hayashi welcomes US Secretary od State at Tokyo Station
G7 Foreign Ministers on Hokuriku Shinkansen
Local students welcomes G7 Foreign Ministers at Karuizawa Station
MInisters, Governor of Nagano Prefecture, Mayor of Karuizawa Town and local students upon arrilval at Karuizawa Station

On April 16, Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan travelled from Tokyo Station to Karuizawa Station on the GranClass of Hokuriku Shinkansen and deepened his relationship with the Foreign Ministers and others attending the G7 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Karuizawa, Nagano (Honorable Antony Blinken, Secretary of State of the United States of America, Honorable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, H.E. Ms. Annalena BAERBOCK, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, H.E. Ms. Catherine COLONNA, Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic, Rt Hon James CLEVERLY MP, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom, H.E. Mr. Antonio TAJANI, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic, Mr. Enrique MORA, Deputy Secretary General for Political Affairs, European External Action Service) in view of promoting Japan’s top-notch technology.

Upon arrival at Karuizawa Station, they were welcomed by local elementary, junior high, and high school students and by a violin performance by children studying the Suzuki Method, as they were greeted by Mr. ABE, Governor of Nagano Prefecture and Mr. TSUCHIYA, Mayor of Karuizawa Town.

(Reference) Suzuki Method

An educational method founded by Japanese violinist Mr. SUZUKI Shinichi. Based on the principle that all children possess ability and that this ability can be developed through a nurturing environment, it applies a natural learning process, such as that of the mother tongue, to the acquisition of other skills. It is promoted by the Talent Education Research Institute (Headquarter: Matsumoto, Nagano) which was established by Mr. SUZUKI.

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