Public Diplomacy

Foreign Minister Kono holds a Working Dinner with the Leaders of Three Japan Houses

February 6, 2019

  • Foreign Minister Kono holds a Working Dinner with the Leaders of Three Japan Houses

 On February 6, commencing at 7:20 p.m. for approximately 70 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a working dinner with President Yuko Kaifu of Japan House Los Angeles, Director General Michael Houlihan of Japan House London, and President Marcelo Mattos Araujo of Japan House São Paulo. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1.  Minister Kono stated that all three Japan Houses have shown steady development since their opening, and he hoped that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would continue to effectively advance the Japan House project in cooperation with the three overseas Japan House offices
  2.  In response, the three leaders of the Japan Houses reported on the situations of their respective local activities and challenges, and actively exchanged views with Minister Kono about the management of the project.

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