A sake reception for Irish Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme participants who recently returned from Japan was held at Ambassador Miyoshi's residence. It was a lively gathering with members of the Japanese business community and the Ireland Japan Association (IJA) in attendance. Former Irish Ambassador to Japan Anne Barrington also kindly dropped in.
8 November - Lecture Series Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Meiji Restoration
The second part of the lecture series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration was held at the Embassy. Dr Mary Redfern, Curator of East Asian Collections, Chester Beatty Library, gave an enjoyable talk on "The Remarkable History of the Emperor's Dining Hall".