As part of the celebration of the 120th anniversary of Brazil-Japan diplomatic relations, Japan's Prince and Princess Akishino will visit Brazil between October 28 and November 8. This will be the second visit of Prince Akishino, who has been in Brazil on the occasion of the commemoration of the 80 years of Japanese immigration, in 1988.
Prince and Princess Akishino will be hosted by President Dilma Rousseff in Brasília, on November 6th, and will take part in scheduled official events and meetings with members of the Japanese-Brazilian community in the states of São Paulo, Paraná, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará and Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil is home to the largest Japanese community abroad, and Japan has the third largest Brazilian community outside of the country. Japan is currently our sixth largest trading partner, and Brazil is Japan's main trading partner in Latin America.
Japan is one of the countries that contributed to the Brazilian industrial development. Japanese investments are present in sectors such as shipbuilding, energy, automotive and agriculture, among others.