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Japan Festival

Dame Cindy and Dr Davies attended the Japan Festival in Wellington yesterday – a very special event that also marked the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and New Zealand. This biennial celebration of Japanese culture featured musical performances, two giant kimono, and a range of Japanese cuisine.

Thousands of Wellingtonians turned out for the event, also attended by His Excellency Mr Koichi Ito, Japanese Ambassador to New Zealand, His Worship Andy Foster, Mayor of Wellington, and of course, the Zespri Kiwi Brothers. Congratulations to the Japan Festival Wellington Trust, Wellington City Council, and Japanese Embassy on a hugely successful festival.

Dame Cindy and Ms Misako Ito

You can see more images from the event here, and read Dame Cindy's speech here.

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