Related Events 01 Some 2,000 visitors view Summit venue, including Plenary Room
After the G20 Osaka Summit on June 28 and 29 (Friday/Saturday) which was Japan's first opportunity to hold the G20 presidency, "The Post-Summit Public Viewing Event" held on July 2 and 3 (Tuesday/Wednesday) opened venue areas such as the Plenary Room and entrance hall to some 2,000 visitors, including elementary and middle school students from Osaka's Suminoe Ward along with people who reside or work in the city.
Osaka City Vice-Mayor Toru Takahashi and Naoki Ida, Assistant Secretary-General for the G20 Osaka Summit from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, greeted participants in the opening ceremony attended by sixth-grade pupils from Hirabayashi and Kagaya Elementary Schools in Suminoe Ward.
Vice-Mayor Takahashi expressed his gratitude to the students, saying, "I realize you may have been inconvenienced during the event, but the Summit was a success thanks to your understanding and cooperation." He went on to explain that "News about the Summit was reported globally, sharing Osaka's culture, history, and cuisine with people around the world." Mr. Takahashi concluded by sharing the successful results of the Summit. "The Osaka Track and Osaka Blue Ocean Vision were adopted at this event, yielding an outstanding outcome which will firmly establish Osaka in the minds of people worldwide."
Assistant Secretary-General Ida encouraged Japan's future adults by saying, "Japan's next opportunity to chair this event will be in 20 years. By that time, I trust that you will all have developed into wonderful adults, ready and able to support Japan. Today, I hope you will keenly observe your surroundings, feel the energy of the Summit, and then allow the experience to be imprinted firmly in your memory."