On 8th September, Ambassador KITAOKA invited to his residence Mr. Mart RAUDSAAR, the Editor in Chief of “Postimees”, the most renowned newspaper in Estonia, and enjoyed conversations over dinner.
From “Postimees”, Ms. Evelyn KALDOJA, the Head of Foreign News Desk, and Mr. Rait PIIR, economic journalist in charge of BNS (Baltic News Service) news on Japan, who has an experience of living in Japan, also attended.
From the Japanese Embassy, Mr. Tomoya SHIGENARI, a Second Secretary in charge of economic affairs, and Mr. Toshifumi Ito, a Second Secretary in charge of culture and public relations attended.
All the participants took their seats keeping enough distance from each other in the dining hall of the Ambassador’s residence, fully ventilated.
The meeting started with the Ambassador’s power point presentation, entitled “What is Japan? Island Country, so mysterious”.
It was followed by authentic Japanese dinner, cooked by Mr. Takaaki ARAI, the official chef of the Ambassador, and all the participants exchanged their views extensively on the domestic situation in Estonia, the relationship between Estonia and Japan, and international situation.
This dinner turned out to be a very precious occasion for the Ambassador to learn a lot from knowledgeable staff of the “Postimees”, headed by Mr. RAUDSAAR.