On July 11, in Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia, Ambassador Ishikane met with the Honourable Arthur J. Leblanc, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, the Honourable Stephen Mcneil, Premier of Nova Scotia, and the Honourable Kevin Murphy, President of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. The Ambassador also attended a luncheon meeting hosted by representatives of the provincial government. During these meetings, they exchanged views on how to further strengthen cooperation between Japan and Canada/Nova Scotia on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, as well as their cultural and economic relations.
In addition, Ambassador Ishikane met with His Worship Mike Savage, Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality. He also visited Dalhousie University, which is famous for its ocean studies, and discussed with Dr. Alice Aiken, Vice President of Research.
|Ambassador and Mrs. Ishikane
with Lieutenant Governor and Mrs. Leblanc
|Ambassador with Premier Mcneil
|Ambassador with President Murphy of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly||(from the left)
Mayor Savage, Amb. Ishikane ,
Mr. Surrette, Honorary Consul-General of Japan at Halifax