On Monday 23 January, a delegation from the Canadian Parliament, headed by the Co-Chairs of the Canada-Japan Inter-Parliamentary Group, the Honourable Paul Massicotte, Member of the Senate, and Mr. Terry Sheehan, Member of the House of Commons, in Japan at the invitation of the House of Representatives, visited the House and met with Speaker Tadamori Oshima and Ms. Shinako Tsuchiya, Executive Secretary General of the Japan-Canada Parliamentary Friendship League.
The Speaker began by welcoming the delegation to Japan and said that he appreciated that the close relationship had been built between the two countries through active exchanges between their parliamentarians and Governments. He also said that a platform to share the understanding in the two countries would be necessary, pointing out that exchanges between parliamentarians would become increasingly important while the world situation was changing dramatically.
In reply, expressing his appreciation for the realization of the visit to Japan, Hon. Massicotte said that the strengthening of the bilateral relationship would be even more important amid the increased global uncertainty. Mr. Sheehan said that he would make efforts to build a cooperative relationship with Japan in various fields.
They also talked about other subjects including the trading policy between the two countries and the security of Japan.