Takahiro Miyao (Professor, International University of Japan) visited Montreal and Quebec City to meet and interview some key persons to promote Japan-Quebec relations on August 29-31, 2007. This visit was made possible by the support of the Delegation Office of Quebec Government in Tokyo as well as the Quebec Government Ministry of International Relations (MRI). All the interview arrangements were done by Mr. Siasia Morel (MRI) in collaboration with Mr. Marc Beliveau (Delegation Office of Quebec Government in Tokyo). Prof. Miyao’s interview summaries will be posted on the “Japan-Quebec blog” in due course: http://japanquebec.blog76.fc2.com/ The following is an outline of the interview schedule.
Arriving in Montreal
Day 1: August 29 (W); Montreal 10：30-11：30; Ms. Marina Frangioni (Team Coordinator, Strategic and Tactical Task Force, City of Montrea) Place: City of Montreal , 303 Notre-Dame East, 6th floor 14:00-15:30; Quebec-Japan Business Forum, Board Members Mr. Philippe Arseneau (JAL), Mr. Yuji Obata (Brother), Ms. Genevieve Poirier (MDEIE), Mr. Hidetoshi Watanabe (Consulate General of Japan) Place: MDEIE (Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation & Exports), 380 Saint-Antoine West, 5th floor, Room Bruxelles 16:00-18:00; Mr. Gilles Vincent (Director, Botanic Garden of Montreal), Ms. Sonia Dandaneau (Cultural Agent, Japanese Garden & Pavillion) Place: Botanic Garden of Montreal, 4101 Sherbrooke East
Day 2: August 30 (Th); Montreal 10:00-11:30: Ms. Brigitte Bougie (Journalist, Radio-Canada) Place: CBC, Radio-Canada, 1400 Rene-Levesque East 13:00-14:00; Mr. Alain Dubuc (Journalist, La Presse) Place: La Presse, 750 St-Laurent 14:30-15:30: Mr. Atsushi Nishioka (Consul General of Japan) Place: Consulate General of Japan, 600 de la Gauchetiere West, Suite 2120 16:00-21:00; Dr. Claude-Yves Charron (Vice Rector, UQAM), Ms. Misa Hirai (Lecturer, UQAM) Place: Dr. Charron’s residence, Fontainebleau, Blainville
Day 3: August 31 (F); Quebec City 11:00-11:50; Mr. Denys Legare (Principal Director, Communication and Marketing, Society of 400th Anniversary of Quebec) Place: 925 Grande Allee West, Bureau 520 12:00-13:30; Mr. Jean Saintonge (Director, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, & Antilles Division, MRI), Mr. Donald Leblanc (Chief Officer, Japan, Korea & Oceania Section, MRI) Place: Restaurant Louis-Hebert, 668 Grande Allee East 13:45-14:30; Mr. Francois Cote (Secretary General, National Assembly) 14:30-15:15; Visit to the National Assembly of Quebec Place: Parliament Building, 1045 des Parlementaires Street 15:30-16:30; Ms. Annie Brassard (Commissioner General, International Relations Commission, Quebec City), Mr. Denis Gosselin (Director, POLE, Quebec) Place: International Relations Commission, Quebec City, 2 des Jardins Quebec City