Reception co-hosted by the Minister for Foreign Affairs,
and the Governor of Hokkaido Prefecture
March 15, 2018
1. On March 23, a Joint Reception will be held by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Governor of Hokkaido Prefecture at the Iikura Guest 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 Guest 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 Hokkaido’s cuisine and tourism promotion program, the exhibition of digital contents and the performance of “ Ainu Dance.” Charms of Hokkaido 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 “ The Charms of Hokkaido -A seminar introducing the many delights of Hokkaido- ” will be held by Hokkaido Prefecture with the cooperation of MOFA.