Reception Co-hosted by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Governor of Saga Prefecture
1. On February 1, a Joint Reception will be held by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Governor of Saga Prefecture at the Iikura House.
2. This reception is a program co-hosted by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and a head of local government to promote a variety of charms of local municipalities by utilizing the Iikura House as a venue. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) supports local governments for regional revitalization and promotion of the local economy, while taking in the dynamic growth of overseas.
3. Guests will be entertained by the introduction of Saga’s tourism and cuisine promotion program, the exhibition of traditional crafts such as Arita porcelain and the performance of Japanese calligraphy along with music from a SHINOBUE, Japanese transverse bamboo flute. "Charm" of Saga will be widely promoted to the diplomatic corps and foreign chambers of commerce stationed in Tokyo as well as tourist industry.
4. Prior to the reception, a seminar entitled “ Seminar on the Charms of Saga －Try SAGA－ ” will be held by Saga Prefecture with the cooperation of MOFA.