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Foreign Minister of Japan Award

Foreign Minister of Japan Kōno honours Experience Japan Taiko Team

Japan’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Tarō Kōno, at a ceremony in Tokyo (24th July 2018), presented the award to the Experience Japan Taiko Team. Its founder and leader, Nobuko Ijichi, received the award on behalf of the Team and its supporters.

The citation was for ‘outstanding contribution to the promotion of cultural exchange through art between Japan and Ireland'. The Foreign Minister’s award is for contributions to the promotion of friendship between Japan and other countries/regions. 


Ms Ijichi was invited to meet with Mr Chris Green at the Irish Embassy in Japan.