Thursday, August 3, 2017

Senior General arrives in Tokyo

 August 2, 2017
A Myanmar Tatmadaw Friendship Delegation led by Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, arrived at Haneda Airport in Tokyo on Tuesday.

The Senior General and party was welcomed at the airport by Mr Yohei Sasakawa, chairman of the Nippon Foundation, Japan, executive director Mr Yuji Mori, U Thurein Thant Zin, Myanmar Ambassador to Japan and his wife, Myanmar military attaché (Army, Navy, Air) Brigadier-General Saw Min and his wife, and families from the Myanmar Embassy.

Yesterday morning, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and party visited the Maruyama Seiman noodle factory in Tokyo, then boarded a Shinkansen bullet train for Nagaoka at 11:25 am local time, arriving at Nagaoka at 1.00pm. They were welcomed by Mr. Hideo Watanabe, the chairman of the Japan-Myanmar Foundation.

While in Nagaoka, the C-in-C of Defence Services and party arrived at Komeri Home Center, touring display stalls in the Centre. The Senior General then visited the museum of Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku, a Japanese Marshal Admiral of the Navy and the commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet during World War II, studying the Admiral’s history and his belongings exhibited in the museum.

On display at the museum are Admiral Yamamoto Isoroku’s possessions and photos, a remaining wing of the aircraft that was shot down in which he was travelling, a seat on board that had been occupied by the admiral and historical records.
Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar

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