This year commemorates the 41st Anniversary of the Japan-ASEAN Friendship Cooperation. Japan is also having the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. We believe it is high time for Japan and Oceanic Asian nations to further strengthen our ties and friendship, and thus contributing to the peace and prosperity of Oceanic Asian countries. Taking this opportunity, we, the Committee for Oceanic Asian Tie, has decided to hold a 3-day event at Komazawa Olympic Park called “Friendship Festival of Japan, Taiwan and ASEAN” from July 19 through July 21. This is going to be our very first event for the above creed we proclaim.