April 10, 2016
Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, who is currently visiting Hiroshima Prefecture to attend the G7 Hiroshima Foreign Ministers' Meeting, hosted the Welcome Reception for the G7 Hiroshima Foreign Ministers' Meeting together with the 2016 G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Hiroshima Support and Promotion Council (note) on April 10 at the Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima. The reception featured Kagami-Biraki using Japanese sake brewed in Hiroshima Prefecture and served a wide range of dishes using ingredients from various locations throughout Hiroshima Prefecture.  

Reception participants included Foreign Minister Kishida and his spouse, other G7 Foreign Ministers, spouses of the Foreign Ministers, G7 delegation members, National Diet Members from Hiroshima Prefecture, local administrative representatives, local corporate representatives, and others.

Foreign Ministers and other participants enjoyed the warm reception from Hiroshima and spoke with Hiroshima attendees.   

(Note) The 2016 G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Hiroshima Support and Promotion Council consists of the following members: Hiroshima Prefecture, the City of Hiroshima, Chugoku Economic Federation, Hiroshima Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Hiroshima Association of Corporate Executives, Hiroshima Employers' Association, Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation, Hiroshima Convention & Visitors Bureau, Hiroshima Prefecture Association of City Mayors, Hiroshima Prefecture Association of Towns and Villages, Hiroshima Regional Urban Area Council, Hiroshima Prefecture Tourist Association, Hiroshima Prefecture Hotel Ryokan Living and Health Association, West Japan Railway Company Hiroshima Branch Office, Hiroshima Prefectural Bus Association, Hiroshima Prefecture Taxi Society, Hiroshima Prefectural Association of Private Taxi Drivers, Hiroshima Prefectural Confederation of A-bomb Sufferers Organizations.

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