Ambassadors’ Annual Study Tour to Imabari City
October 7, 2016
1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan with Imabari City in Ehime Prefecture as co-organizer will organize “Ambassadors’ Annual Study Tour” to Imabari City for the Diplomatic Mission in Japan from October 17 to October 19, 2016.
2. The Ambassadors’ Annual Study Tour has been offered in cooperation with local governments in Japan since 1988, as one of the way to strengthen the ties with the Ministry and local governments. The tour aims to appeal the charms, nature, industries, cultures of Japan’s local areas, as well as to enhance the participants’ understanding and a sense of affinity on Japanese nature and traditional cultures.
3. During this year’s tour, participants will visit Shimanami Kaido, Murakami Suigun Museum, Oyamazumi Shrine and Treasure House, local companies, and also have an opportunity to mingle with students of a local high school.
4. Participating Countries
Ambassadors accredited to Japan and their spouses: 6 countries and 1 delegation, 9 people (as of October 7)
Colombia, EU, Finland, Guatemala, India, Panama, Zambia
(Reference) Ambassadors’ Annual Study Tour to Imabari (provisional itinerary)
October 17 : Arrival at Matsuyama Airport, Visit the Governer of Ehime Prefecture, *Kontex Co., Ltd 18 : Shimanami Kaido (fair weather only), Murakami Suigun Museum, Oyamazumi Shrine and Treasure House *Texport Imabari (rainy weather only) 19 : Uzushio Electric Co., Ltd., Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., Imabari Nishi High School, Departure from Matsuyama Airport