[Ambassador] His Majesty the Emperor’s Birthday Reception

On 16 March 2023, Ambassador and Mrs. Mikami hosted a reception at their residence to celebrate the birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan. They had the honour to welcome H.E. Mr. Willy Borsus, Vice-President of the Walloon government, representatives from the Belgian authorities, international organisations, and diplomatic corps, businesses, education and culture sectors.
The guests enjoyed Japanese cuisine prepared by the Chef of the Ambassador’s residence and Japanese Sake. A workshop was set up to introduce both Kanazawa City and Nagakute City, respectively sister cities of Ghent and Waterloo. A stand of the Expo 2025 Osaka Kansai and exhibitions of Japanese companies’ products were also set up making the reception a good opportunity to showcase the attractions of Japan.