November 1, 2016: His Excellency Ambassador Dr. Sayed Mohammad Amin Fatimie had the pleasure of attending the reception celebrating the Anniversary of the Ministry of Defense and the Japan Self Defense Forces at Ruri Hall of the Grand Hill Ichigaya Hotel.
This reception event is held to celebrate the Anniversary of the Establishment of the Self-Defense Forces here in Japan which were established on July 1, 1954. The Minister of Defense for Japan, H.E. Ms. Tomomi Inada, gave remarks during the ceremony. One of the keynote speakers on this night was the Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe. He gave a very motivational speech, talked about the history of the Self Defense Forces, and expressed his hopes for these organizations in Japan.
H.E. Dr Fatimie took the opportunity to congratulate those in attendance on the Anniversary of the Ministry of Defense and the Japan Self Defense Forces, as well as converse with relevant parties topics of mutual interests. He also had the privilege of talking in person with his good friend, H.E. Mr. Natsuo Yamaguchi, Chief Representative of the New Komeito Party with whom he had a most informative talk discussing topics of mutual interest. H.E. Dr. Fatimie also meet and spoke with Mr. Yoshiaki Harada, Chairman of the Economy and Consumption Committee of the House of Representatives; Ms. Asako Omi, Member of the House of Representatives; Mr. Akira Sato, Member of the House of Representatives; Mr. Kenji Yamada, Member of the House of Representatives; General Yoshiyuki Sugiyama, Chief of Staff of Japan’s Air Self Defense Force; H.E. Mr. Nguyen Quoc Cuong, Embassy of Vietnam in Tokyo; and Mr. Daisuke Shibasaki, Political Advisor for the International Committee of the Red Cross.