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Reception to celebrate the Ise-Shima Summit - Invitation to Mie -
(Co-hosted by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Governor of Mie Prefecture)

October 19, 2015

1. On October 27, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Governor of Mie Prefecture will co-host a reception at Iikura House.

2. In this reception a variety of charm of local municipalities will be promoted under the auspices of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and a head of local Government by utilizing the Iikura House as a venue. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) supports local governments for regional revitalization and vitalizing local economy, taking in the dynamic growth of overseas.

3. Guests will enjoy Mie’s cuisine and Sake including Japanese Spiny Lobster, Matsuzaka Beef, Akafuku Mochi and dishes of a famous restaurant managed by high school students in Mie. Furthermore, McLaren Honda Formula 1 car and Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) model will be displayed. Since Mie Prefecture is the host of the G7 Ise-Shima Summit, by taking this opportunity, "Charm" of Mie will be widely promoted to the diplomatic corps, foreign chambers of commerce stationed in Tokyo and foreign media.

4. Prior to the reception, a seminar entitled “Tradition and Innovation - Japanese spirits from Mie to the world -” will be held by Mie Prefecture, supported by MOFA.

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