Tokyo, Japan: Hon. Philip E. Davis, Q.C., M.P, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works & Urban Development, arrived in Japan on Wednesday, 10th February 2016 to discuss matters of mutual interest at the invitation of the Government of Japan. He was received by H.E. Mr. Ken Shimanouchi, Special Envoy for Japan-CARICOM Relations.
While in Japan, Mr. Davis will meet with Hon. Manabu Sakai, State Minister of Finance; Hon. Junzo Yamamoto, State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism; and Hon. Yoji Muto, State Minister for Foreign Affairs. (State Minister is the title borne by all members of the Japanese Cabinet.) He will also meet with H.E. Mr. Akira Miwa, Ambassador for the Kansai Region; Mr. Hidetoshi Irigaki, Vice-President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); Mr. Ryoji Kan Mayor of Imabari City.
Mr. Davis is expected visit key infrastructural development sites, the Panasonic Centre, Kashiw-no-ha Smart City, various sites for renewable energy, the Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd, several areas of Kyoto, and the Imabari Shipbuilding Company.
The Deputy Prime Minister is accompanied by his wife Ann Marie, H.E. Dr. Elwood Donaldson, The Bahamas’ Non-Resident Ambassador to Japan, and his Personal Assistant, Dr. Anya Symonette. The delegation is expected to return to The Bahamas on Thursday, 18th February 2016.