Invitation of Governmental and Parliamentary Officials in Charge of Elections from Cambodia, Nepal and Pakistan

December 10, 2014

  1. 1. Four governmental and parliamentary officials in charge of elections from Cambodia, Nepal and Pakistan will visit Japan from December 11 to 16 to study Japan’s election system.

    2. The delegation members will deepen their understanding of Japan’s election system by exchanging views with government officials, experts and members of the mass media, and will also observe the circumstances of election activity and the casting and counting of votes in connection with Japan’s House of Representatives general election.

    3. Through this program, the Government of Japan intends to continue to support the development and entrenchment of democracy in Cambodia, Nepal and Pakistan, under the policy of “Proactive Contribution to Peace” based on the principle of international cooperation.

    (Reference 1) Invitees

    (1) Cambodia (2 people)
    (a)Invitee : Mr. Pol. Lt. Gen. Poly Da
    Title and affiliation : President of the Legislation Council, Ministry of the Interior, (Cambodian People's Party)
    (b)Invitee : H.E. Mr. Ou Chanrith
    Title and affiliation : Member of the National Assembly (Cambodia National Rescue Party)
    (2) Nepal
    (a)Invitee : Ms. Saroj Bhattarai
    Title and affiliation : Under Secretary, Election Commission of Nepal
    (3) Pakistan
    (a)Invitee : Mr. Muhammad Iftikhar Raja
    Title and affiliation : Additional Director General (Public Relations), Election Commission of Pakistan

    (Reference 2) Invitation schedule (proposal)

    December 11 : Arrive in Tokyo, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications briefing, Ministry of Foreign Affairs briefing, National Election Administration Committee Director-General
    12 : Observe election activities by members of the House of Representatives, exchange views with experts
    13 : Observe election activities by members of the House of Representatives
    14 : Observe polling booths (Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture), observe vote counting process (Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture)
    15 : Briefing by members of the mass media
    16 : Depart Tokyo