On April 17, the opening of the exhibition Midnight Minotoro Machine by Mr. Aki Kuroda, a Japanese artist living in Paris, was held at the Hangar Art Center in Brussels, in attendance of Ambassador Hayashi and his spouse, together with Ms. Kono. Mr. Aki Kuroda has been active in Paris as a pioneer of contemporary art since the 1970’s until present. The exhibition features works by the artist, including some of his latest works, and was complemented by his improvised performance session. Following the welcome address by Director Ms. Dumont, Ambassador Hayashi held a speech stating that it is his great pleasure to introduce Mr. Aki Kuroda's work in Belgium. The exhibition will be held until June 13 at the Hangar Art Center.