Japanese Delegation visit CSU, Chico

Dignitaries from Japan’s Office of the Prime Minister and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Visit CSU, Chico

Delegates from the Office of the Prime Minister and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan visited the California State University, Chico campus Oct. 27, 2017 to lead a discussion titled “Walk in U.S., Talk in Japan.” 

The goal of the discussion was to increase awareness about Japan in the United States on a variety of issues and to further develop the Japan-US relationship through people-to-people diplomacy. 

The delegates presenting were:

  • Ambassador Shotaro Oshima, head of the delegation, providing opening remarks
  • Soushin Ikeda, master of tea ceremony, providing an authentic tea ceremony
  • Akio Ogasawara, lecturer at Nihon University’s College of International Relations, discussing energizing Japan’s aging society
  • Hokuto Suzuki, student in the Graduate School of Sports Sciences at Waseda University of Japan, addressing the appeals of sports tourism in Japan