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Mr. Katsutoshi KANEDA, Japanese Minister of Justice, invited five members of the board of DJJV for lunch on the occasion of his official state visit to Germany in January 2017.
The delegation accompanying the minister included Mr. Yutaka MATSUMOTO, Director Secretarial Division Minister’s Secretariat, Mr. Makoto KATAYAMA Secretary to the Minister of Justice, Ms. Miho IKEDA, Attorney Deputy Director Secretarial Division, Minister's Secretariat, and Mr. Hideshiro KARASAWA, Attorney, Criminal  Affairs Bureau.
A stimulating exchange of views were taking place. Among others topics, the future cooperation regarding information on new legal developments in Japan were discussed.