Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi made a brief visit to Bali on his way to East Timor on April 29,2002.
Accompanied by the Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary, the Cabinet Secretary, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, members of the General Administration of the Japanese Government, Agriculture Officals, Economists and a group of journalists - the delegation stayed at the Bali Hilton International, for 2 Nights.
Arriving on the evening on April 28th, the delegation were greeted by Mr. Ian E. McKie, Director of Hotel Operations.
Mr. Koizumi and his delegation were accommodated in the Ayodya Palace - Bali Hilton International's Executive wing, while the Resort's Grand Ballroom was converted into a press center for the 36 journalists traveling on the visit.
On April 29, 2002, the party made an early morning departure for East Timor returning to the hotel the same evening. The high-ranking Japanese delegation departed for their next stop, Australia, on April 30, 2002.
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