Visit to Ise Jingu by Prime Minister Abe and G7 Leaders
On May 26, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, who is currently visiting Mie Prefecture to chair the G7 Ise-Shima Summit meeting, received G7 leaders in front of Uji-bashi Bridge at Ise Jingu or Ise Shrine as an official welcome event of the Summit. The G7 leaders were also welcomed by 46 children from kindergartens affiliated with Ise Jingu. After joining a tree-planting ceremony with Mr. Eikei Suzuki, the Governor of Mie, in which 20 local elementary school students participated, Prime Minister Abe and the other G7 leaders visited Shogu, enjoying Ise Jingu’s solemn and majestic atmosphere.
In addition, at the Sanshuden (a rest house), G7 leaders had a chance to watch images of Ise Jingu on 8K Super Hi-Vision TV which is equipped with Japan’s latest technologies.
Furthermore, the leaders were welcomed at the Sanshuden by Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs; Mr. Koichi Hagiuda, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Governor Suzuki; and Mr. Kenichi Suzuki, Mayor of Ise City.