TOKYO – Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica began Tuesday a one-week visit to Japan, where he will take part in several promotional events of the Japanese edition of his biography.
Mujica landed in the Japanese capital Tuesday and is scheduled to hold a press conference on Wednesday at the headquarters of Japanese publishing house Kadokawa, which published the Japanese edition of the book, A Black Sheep to Power, the Uruguayan embassy in Tokyo told EFE.
The former Uruguayan president has traveled to the Asian country at the invitation of the publisher for the launch of the book, written by Uruguayan journalists Andres Danza and Ernesto Tulbovitz, in Japan.
On Thursday, Mujica will give a talk at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies followed by a question and answer session with students.
On April 11, he will attend a book signing event at a renowned bookstore in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district.
Mujica, who was president of Uruguay between 2010 and 2015, has also traveled to several countries in Europe and Latin America to promote the book and participate in forums.