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Costa Rica’s Laura Chinchilla set for official visit to Japan next month. Lunch appointment with Emperor Akihito, a rare honor

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Costa Rica’s president, Laura Chinchilla, will make an official visit to Japan Dec. 6-10, according to a press statement from the president’s office.

“During this stay in Japan, the president will be received by His Imperial Majesty, the Emperor Akihito of Japan, and will be the guest of honor at a lunch, offered only to a limited number of heads of states every year,” the release said.

Chinchilla also will meet with the Japanese prime minister, Yoshihiko Noda. The visit will help “strengthen ties even more” between the countries, the release said.

Original source: Tico Times