Mr. Yoshitaka Murata, Mr. Bissonnet, Mr. Hisanori Isomura
Participants in the Dinner Welcoming Mr. Bissonnet
On September 22, Mr. Jean Clavet, Delegation General of the Quebec Government in Tokyo, held a dinner reception at Imperial Hotel in Tokyo in honor of Mr. Michel Bissonnet, President of the Quebec Assembly, together with Mr. Francois Cote, Secretary General of the Quebec Assembly, by inviting those Japanese leaders who have had close relations with Quebec in politics, business, education and journalism. In his speech, Mr. Bissonnet first expressed his sincere thanks to the Japanese participants for their contributions to Japan-Quebec relations, and then shared his impression about Japan: he said he was particularly impressed with the Japanese sense of cleanliness, friendliness, and good humor, and now had deeper appreciation of Japanese contributions to culture, business and society in Quebec. The Japanese participants are: Mr. Yoshitaka Murata, Mr. Hisanori Isomura, Mr. Keikichi Honda, Mr. Tomohiko Taniguchi, Mr. Hiroshi Mitani, Mr. Yoshikazu Obata and Mr. Takahiro Miyao. Mr. Bissonnet's visit has been arranged in connection with an exchange program for political leaders in Japan and Quebec to promote mutual understandings of each other's political and social systems, and the dinner reception was a great success for this purpose.