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Official visit to Japan

7-11 March 2016

 The official visit to Japan began in Kyoto. President Sauli Niinistö and spouse Jenni Haukio took part in a traditional Urasenke tea ceremony under the guidance of Grand Master Sen Genshitsu (second from the left). Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic of Finland In Kyoto, the presidential couple visited Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic of Finland In Kyoto, the presidential couple visited Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
 In Kyoto, the presidential couple visited Kinkaku-ji, also known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic of Finland Keiji Yamada, Governor of the Kyoto Prefecture, presented the presidential couple with a picture. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic of Finland The first day of the visit ended with a dinner hosted by the city and prefecture of Kyoto and representatives of the business community. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
 President Niinistö and a Finnish business delegation met with key economic representatives over lunch at the Keidanren, the Japan Business Federation, in Tokyo on 9 March. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic of Finland President Niinistö and a Finnish business delegation met with key economic representatives over lunch at the Keidanren, the Japan Business Federation, in Tokyo on 9 March. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic of Finland President Niinistö in a group photograph with Yoshio Sato (right) and Hiroaki Ishizuka, co-chairmen of the Keidanren Committee on Europe. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
 President Niinistö met with Japanese media representatives at the Japanese National Press Club in Tokyo on Wednesday 9 March 2016. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic of Finland President Niinistö spoke on the strategic partnership between Finland and Japan at a seminar held in Japan's National Diet Building on Wednesday 9 March 2016. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic of FinlandPresident Niinistö met with Japanese media representatives at the Japanese National Press Club in Tokyo on Wednesday 9 March 2016. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
President Niinistö met with Tadamori Oshima, Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan, in Tokyo on 9 March 2016. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic of FinlandEmperor of Japan Akihito and Empress Michiko received President Sauli Niinistö and Mrs Jenni Haukio at the Imperial Palace. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic Emperor of Japan Akihito and Empress Michiko received President Sauli Niinistö and Mrs Jenni Haukio at the Imperial Palace. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic
 Emperor of Japan Akihito and Empress Michiko received President Sauli Niinistö and Mrs Jenni Haukio at the Imperial Palace. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic Emperor of Japan Akihito and Empress Michiko received President Sauli Niinistö and Mrs Jenni Haukio at the Imperial Palace. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic Emperor of Japan Akihito and Empress Michiko received President Sauli Niinistö and Mrs Jenni Haukio at the Imperial Palace. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic
 President Niinistö met with Gen Nakatani, Japan's Minister of Defence, in Tokyo on Thursday 10 March 2016. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic of Finland  President Sauli Niinistö and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe met in Tokyo on 10 March. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic  Official discussions with Prime Minister Abe. Finland and Japan are building a new strategic partnership, including closer cooperation in terms of political ties and in the areas of the economy, science and technology, education and equality, as well as Arctic issues. opyright © Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
 President Niinistö shaking hands with Prime Minister Abe after a joint press conference. opyright © Office of the President of the Republic of Finland  Prime Minister Abe greeting the delegation of Finnish business leaders. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic of Finland  Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and his spouse hosted a dinner for President Niinistö and the Finnish delegation. Copyright © Office of the President of the Republic of Finland
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