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Advisor to the Prime Minister Kentaro Sonoura to Attend the Opening Event of Japan House London

June 20, 2018

1. Mr. Kentaro Sonoura, Advisor to the Prime Minister, is scheduled to attend a reception to commemorate the opening of Japan House London to be held on June 21 on the occasion of the opening of Japan House London on the same day.

2. The opening event will be also attended from Japan by interior designer Masamichi Katayama, who designed the interior of the facility, architect Sosuke Fujimoto, who will present at Japan House London’s inaugural exhibition, and Mr. Kenya Hara, Chief Creative Director of Japan House, among others.

3. In addition, during his visit to the United Kingdom, Mr. Sonoura is scheduled to exchange views with dignitaries of the UK Government.

[Reference] Japan House
Japan Houses are new communication hubs founded on the concept of conveying the message "Japan contributes to the enrichment of the world," by providing a one-stop service where users can obtain a range of information about Japan at one place, establishing restaurants, shops and other facilities, achieving communication through a Japan-wide effort that proactively utilizes private-sector dynamism and regional appeal, and by also drawing on the expertise of specialists, with the goal of widening the range of people friendly to and knowledgeable about Japan by disseminating Japan’s wide and varied appeal. Japan House São Paulo opened in April 2017. Japan House Los Angeles partially opened in December 2017 and its grand opening is scheduled for 2018.

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