Japanese region on goodwill visit
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama today received a courtesy call from the Governor of Saga Prefecture in Japan, Mr Yoshinori Yamaguchi.
Governor Yamaguchi and PM Bainimarama discussed cultural and socio-economic development exchanges that can be developed between Fiji and Japan.
This included cultural exchange programmes with Saga Prefecture and rugby development for Sagacity.
PM Bainimarama thanked Governor Yamaguchi for visiting Fiji and added his Government’s support towards developing relations between Fiji and Japan including the Saga City Prefecture.
PM Bainimarama also thanked the Government of Japan for the recent grant of FJD$3.1million under Fiji’s Adopt A School program.
He added that there is room for engagement in the area of cooperation, cultural exchange, sports and arts.
Fiji’s Ambassador to Japan Isikeli Mataitoga also accompanied the Governor to this morning’s meeting where he presented the Prime Minister a cheque of FJ$250,000 for the ‘Adopt A School’ program which was collected through public advocacy in Japan.
Governor Yamaguchi was accompanied by Ambassador Mataitoga, Mayor of Saga City, Mr Hideshima and Chairman of Saga Council, Mr Fukui.