May 26, 2016

On May 26, Mrs. Akie Abe, spouse of the Prime Minister of Japan, hosted the Partners’ Program (Day 1, morning) at the G7 Ise-Shima Summit in Mie. In attendance of this program were: Prof. Dr. Joachim Sauer, spouse of the Chancellor of Germany; Mrs. Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, spouse of the Prime Minister of Canada; and Mrs. Małgorzata Tusk, spouse of the President of the European Council.

1. Mrs. Abe and the spouses of G7 leaders paid a visit to Ise Jingu or Ise Shrine. After being received in front of Uji-bashi Bridge by kindergarten children affiliated with Ise Jingu, the delegation visited Ise Jingu, appreciating Ise Jingu’s solemn and majestic atmosphere.

2. As a way of showing her hospitality to the spouses of G7 leaders, Mrs. Abe offered and introduced dishes that were made from in the wide range of local produce and products of Mie Prefecture as well as Japanese sake and Japanese wine at a luncheon. This was an extremely valuable opportunity to promote Japan’s food culture.

Date and time : 1:15-2:15 p.m., Thursday, May 26
Venue : Sanpu-so (Guest House in the vicinity to Ise Jungu)
Served by : Students at Culinary Department of Ohka High School, Mie Prefecture
Menu supervision : Masaharu Kamimura, Head Chef, Kaiseki Kamimura

3. The menu and beverages that were served are outlined on a separate sheet (PDF)Open a New Window.

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