Visit of Special Envoy for Arctic Affairs Sam Tan to Tokyo, Japan, 2 to 7 March 2023

02 March 2023

Special Envoy for Arctic Affairs Sam Tan will visit Tokyo, Japan from 2 to 7 March to attend the inaugural Arctic Circle Japan Forum.


Special Envoy Tan will participate in two high-level panel discussions: “Contributions of Observer States to the Arctic Council” on 5 March 2023; and “Science and Technology Collaboration in the Arctic and Effective Use of Research Vessels” on 4 March 2023. He will call on Icelandic Minister of the Environment, Energy and Climate Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Japanese State Minister of Cabinet Office Hoshino Tsuyoshi, and Members of the Japanese House of Representatives Kamikawa Yoko, Shindo Yoshitaka, and Kikawada Hitoshi. Special Envoy Tan will also meet the Heads of Delegation from the various Arctic Council countries as well as President of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology Yamato Hiroyuki and President of Sasakawa Peace Foundation President Sunami Atsushi.  


Special Envoy will be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



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2 MARCH 2023

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