Consul-General Kinefuchi visits Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Nungesser (May 31, 2016)

 On May 31st, Consul-General Kinefuchi met with Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser at the Lieutenant Governor’s Office in Baton Rouge. 
 Lieutenant Governor Nungesser noted that the State of Louisiana and Japan share the painful experience of having suffered from natural disasters that caused severe devastation and working to recover from that damage. Louisiana and Japan both also continue to implement measures to address negative perceptions resulting from those disasters. Consul-General Kinefuchi and Lieutenant Governor Nungesser exchanged information and best practices from the perspective of cultural and tourism promotion.  
 The Consul-General also expressed Japan’s deep gratitude for the assistance and friendship extended and demonstrated by the people of United States, including Louisiana, after the earthquake that hit the Tohoku region in 2011. He discussed the recovery status with Lieutenant Nungesser.