Premier Wynne Meets with Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado in Japan
As part of her business mission to Japan, Premier Kathleen Wynne released the following statement on her meeting with Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado:
"I was honoured to meet with Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado at Princess Takamado's residence.
Her Imperial Highness has championed Japan's relationship with both Canada and Ontario. Japan and Ontario enjoy a productive relationship grounded in shared values and strong economic and cultural ties. Almost 40,000 people of Japanese descent call Ontario home, creating a natural link between our regions.
Her Imperial Highness travelled to Ontario in 2006 to celebrate the Royal Ontario Museum's Prince Takamado Gallery of Japan, named for her late husband, His Imperial Highness Prince Takamado, who was known in Japan as 'Canada's Prince'. The gallery celebrates Japan's connection to Canada and our country's and province's strong relationship with the Prince and the Princess.
I appreciate the time Her Imperial Highness took to deepen our cultural ties. As the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Japan approaches in 2019, marking a major milestone in our countries' political, economic and cultural relationship, my time with Her Imperial Highness was an important reminder of the history we share and the bright possibilities ahead."