Reception Co-hosted by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Governor of Fukuoka Prefecture
June 26, 2017
1. On July 3, a Joint Reception will be held by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Governor of Fukuoka 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 Fukuoka’s tourism and cuisine promotion program, the exhibition of traditional crafts and the performance of “ KAGURA ” , a new generation musical instrument developed by a company in Fukuoka(an instrument which can create music on PC monitors/screens by detecting performer’s body motions through moving image taken by web camera). “ Charm ” of Fukuoka 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 wonders of Fukuoka ” will be held by Fukuoka Prefecture with the cooperation of MOFA.