ERJ staff report (DS)
Tokyo - During a visit to Japan, Yves Leterme, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium, spent some time at Bridgestone Corp.'s headquarters. During the visit, on April 8, the Prime Minister met with Shoshi Arakawa, Chairman of the Board, CEO and President, and several other Bridgestone executives.
The Prime Minister visited Japan from April 7 to 10 to attend the inauguration ceremony for the newly constructed Embassy of Belgium in Tokyo. The Prime Minister's visit to Bridgestone's headquarters reflects the close relationship between Belgium and Bridgestone, which has its European regional headquarters, Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, located in Brussels, the nation's capital.
After the meeting, the Prime Minister visited the Bridgestone Museum of Art, which was established by Bridgestone's founder Shojiro Ishibashi. The museum houses a world-renowned collection of impressionist art, as well as other remarkable artifacts and other works of art.
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