| Latest Political News | Monday September 10 2012 5:10
Sixty years of friendship between New Zealand and Japan will be celebrated during John Key's visit to Tokyo this week.
He's wrapped up the APEC summit in Vladivostok and last night flew into Japan.
A number of political events will take place over the next couple of days to celebrate our friendship, including a meeting between John Key and his Japanese counterpart.
Today is about marking our shared experiences through natural disasters.
John Key will today visit the Miyagi area, which was badly damaged when a major tsunami struck March last year.
He'll make a speech and take part in a memorial service where he's expected to thank Japanese for their help following the Christchurch earthquake.
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