Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave his governmental policy speech at the Plenary Session of the House of Representatives of the Diet on Feb.28. In that address he referred to the importance of Japan’s remaining a tourism-oriented country.
Today Thomas Yayi Boni, the president of republic of Benin in Africa was invited and observed the session. Yayi Boni currently serves as chairperson of Africa Union ,and now, TICAD5 (Tokyo International Conference on African Development 5) is planned to be hosted in Yokohama Kanagawa Pref. Jun.1-3.
Abe declared in his remark that Japan Government will retain the tourism-oriented country policy and said, “Japanese contents, fashion, and the strength of our culture and tradition has got much attention all over the world. Anime and other items’ booms should not end up temporary fads, and let us enhance Cool Japan as our business that we can take pride in so that it should become something we can boast to the world with us promoting tourism-oriented country policy that attracts people in the world. “.