Date: 17 September, 2009
Venue: ASEAN-Japan Centre
H.E. Mr. Somphong Mongkhonvilay, Chairman of Lao National Tourism Administration, who was in Japan to attend the JATA World Travel Fair 2009 at Tokyo Big Sight, visited the ASEAN-Japan Centre on September 17, 2009.
On the occasion, Secretary General Ohnishi explained about Tourism and Exchange projects of the Centre, and ASEAN tourism DVD was shown. H.E. Mr. Somphong mentioned that the Vientiane Times had carried an article on the ASEAN Tourism Fair which was organized in August in Niigata. He also viewed JENESYS (Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths）photo exhibition which was being organized at the ASEAN-Japan Hall.
After the Centre, H.E. Mr. Somphong paid a courtesy call on Mr. Kai, Assistant Commissioner of the Japan Tourism Agency, and explained about tourism policy of Laos and also exchanged views on promotion of tourism exchange between Japan and Laos.