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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 104

President Rajapakse to meet Japanese Prime Minister Fukuda tomorrow

Tokyo, 09 December, (Asiantribune.com): President Mahinda Rajapakse arrived in Tokyo on Saturday evening on a four-day state visit.

President Rajapakse is touring Japan on a special invitation extended by Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda.

President Rajapaksa is due to meet Prime Minister Fukuda and Emperor Komatsu Akihito tomorrow.President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Tokyo on a state visit to Japan.  On his arrival two Japanese children welcomed President and Shiranthi Rajapakse. (Pix: Sudath Silva)President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Tokyo on a state visit to Japan. On his arrival two Japanese children welcomed President and Shiranthi Rajapakse. (Pix: Sudath Silva)

Ptesident Rajapaksae will meet the Emperor of Japan, Akihito, the head of the Japanese imperial family tomorrow along with First Lady Shiranthi Rajapakse, at the Akasaka Palace.

The President is due to visit several key ancient temples in Kyoto the cultural city of Japan before arriving in the capital, Tokyo this evening. President Rajapakse  visit  at Yomizu Dera Temple in  Kyoto, Japan. (Pix: Sudath Silva)President Rajapakse visit at Yomizu Dera Temple in Kyoto, Japan. (Pix: Sudath Silva)

Sri Lanka, under President Rajapakse has strengthened its relations with many countries. Japan, which has maintained close ties with Sri Lanka for many years, would further strengthen its relations with the current State visit. Political observers said President Rajapakse's State visit to Japan, which comes at an important juncture, would further strengthen Japan-Sri Lanka ties.

Japan's Overseas Development Assistance commenced in 1954 when Japan joined the Colombo Plan.

- Asian Tribune -

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