Meeting the Japanese Member of Parliament for Christchurch’s sister city Okayama 4

Christchurch Central Electorate
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

On Friday I had the honour of meeting Mr Gaku Hashimoto, Japanese Parliamentary Vice Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, and visiting Prime Minister’s Fellow.

I presented Mr Hashimoto an overview of Canterbury earthquake recovery and the work of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority.

Mr Hashimoto is Member of Parliament for Okayama 4 which includes Kurashiki, Christchurch’s sister city, so he had a dual interest in visiting the region.