24 (Thu) August 2017
Mission to Japan, Day 3 (see previously 8.230 Cheeseburger).
In Tokyo. Here to coordinate the Third Meeting of the APPFGH – Thursday to Friday. Enhancing the Role of Parliamentarians to Address NCDs and Healthy Ageing. The Forum has become one of my flagship programs (see previously 7.324 Left Behind) – dare I say, one of WHO WPRO’s flagship initiatives – very pleased that they continue to trust me with such a high profile, high level event.
Following the first day’s wrap, Japan hosted a welcome dinner. Due to seating limitations at the restaurant, however, only parliamentarians were invited, and only essential secretariat attended. Although I’m running the whole thing, I guess I’m not essential.
So KF and I went out together – KF also deemed non-essential. To be sure, I’m sure that we had a better time than did the essentials.