G20 Osaka Summit Cultural Program and Leaders’ Dinner
June 28, 2019
On June 28, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, and Mrs. Akie Abe hosted the Cultural Program and Leaders’ Dinner at Osaka Geihinkan in Osaka Castle Nishinomaru Garden for the Leaders of G20 Members, Invited Countries and Organizations as well as their Partners.
1 Cultural Program
Prime Minister Abe and Mrs. Akie Abe, together with the Leaders of G20 Members, Invited Countries and Organizations as well as their Partners visited Osaka Geihinkan in Osaka Castle Nishinomaru Garden and watched the Cultural Program based on the concept of "Tradition and Diversity of Japan." The audience enjoyed the performance by the world-renowned Japanese kyogen performer, pianist and opera singer, and deepened their understanding of Japanese culture and arts.
|Performers:||Kyogen performer – Mansai Nomura
Pianist - Nobuyuki Tsujii
Opera singer - Michie Nakamaru
2 Leaders’ Dinner and Cocktails
Based on the theme of “Integration of Sustainability and Gastronomy,” the cuisine in the Leaders’ Dinner made extensive use of Japanese products from local Osaka and the Kansai region, reflecting the Japanese people’s belief in the harmony with nature. Vegetarian, halal and other menu options were prepared to meet the various dietary needs based on religious beliefs, allergies and preferences of the guests. In addition, menu books with detailed explanation of dishes in multiple languages were provided, demonstrating the attraction of Japanese culinary culture to the world. At the pre-dinner cocktails, finger foods based on the theme of "Japanese Octet" were offered with beverages.
|Supervision:||Yoshiki Tsuji, Executive Producer|
Tsuji Culinary Institute Group
|Beverage Supervisor:||Shinya Tasaki|
|Cocktail Canapés:||Tatsuhiro Takayama|
|Dining Designer:||Fumi Kimura|
Leaders’ Dinner - Overview
Leaders’ Dinner and cocktail – Menu
Main ingredients used in the Leaders’ Dinner and Cocktails, produced in Kansai region
Leaders’ Dinner - Chefs, Sommelier and Supervising Group