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Program for the First Ladies of African countries participating in TICAD V, hosted by Mrs. Akie Abe
June 1-2, 2013
On June 1 and June 2, Mrs. Akie Abe hosted the TICAD V Spouses Program.
On June 1, Mrs. Abe held an international symposium entitled “Let’s talk about AIDS: Africa and Japan’s Shared Challenges.” During the symposium, active exchanges of opinions and suggestions were made on the current situation and common issues regarding HIV/AIDS in Japan and each of the African countries for preventing infections and eradicating the disease. On June 2, Mrs. Abe hosted a farm tour in Yokohama, introduced dishes using fresh vegetables grown in Yokohama at a luncheon held under the theme of “produce locally, consume locally” and promoted understanding of Japanese culture through Japanese calligraphy, tsumami kanzashi (folded fabric hair ornament) making, etc.
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- International symposium “Let’s talk about AIDS: Africa and Japan’s Shared Challenge” hosted by Mrs. Akie Abe
- Farm tour in Yokohama
- Luncheon held under the theme of “produce locally, consume locally” hosted by Mrs. Akie Abe
- Japanese calligraphy performance presented by students of Yokohama Jogakuin Junior and Senior High School
- Experience of tsumami kanzashi (folded fabric hair ornament) making