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Taoiseach arrives in Japan for five day trade trip

Enda Kenny will hold talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe along with a round of business meetings in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka.

Enda Kenny at Tokyo's Meiji Shrine
Enda Kenny at Tokyo's Meiji Shrine
Image: Irish Embassy Japan

TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY has arrived in Tokyo for talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, who in June became the first sitting Japanese prime minister to visit Ireland.

During his five-day working visit, Kenny will also call on Crown Prince Naruhito, the eldest son of Emperor Akihito, tomorrow.

The Taoiseach will spend two days in Tokyo attending a number of business events before travelling to Nagoya and Osaka for further meetings.

He’s being accompanied on the trip Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney, while a large number of company representatives from the ICT, financial services and agri-food sectors have also also flown out.

Coveney said that the mission represented “a significant opportunity” for Irish food companies wishing to carve out business opportunities in the country.

The Taoiseach’s itinerary today included a trip to Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine, a shinto temple in memory of the emperor Meiji, who died in 1912.

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