TOKYO, Japan - The Argentine Vice President, Gabriela Michetti, Wednesday began a three-day visit to Japan in Tokyo.
Michetti who arrived in Japan from neighboring South Korea will make a courtesy visit to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his Tokyo residence, said diplomatic sources.
The Vice President will also meet with president of the House of Councillors, Masatoshi Yamazaki, and later with the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Motoo Hayashi and other officials of the same ministry.
Japan's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Taro Aso, is also expected to meet Michetti who in the course of her visit will also speak to representatives of Japanese organizations, including Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation.
Other officials from Japan External Trade Organization, Japan Overseas Infrastructure Investment Corporation for Transport, Japan International Cooperation Agency and Japan Bank for International Cooperation will also be meeting the Argentine Vice President.
Michetti's agenda also includes talks with representatives of Japanese companies, including Mitsui, Mitsubishi, Marubeni and Toyota, which operates a plant in Zarate in Buenos Aires.
Toyota Argentina had inaugurated in March, in a ceremony attended by Argentine President Mauricio Macri, an ambitious expansion of the facilities that will produce 140,000 trucks and SUVs annually and is the company's largest investment in recent years.