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Monday, September 25, 2006

PM Koizumi's Visit to JPO

On September 14, 2006, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visited Japan Patent Office.

This was the first visit by prime ministers to JPO, as far as I know during my career of 15 years at JPO. Mr. Koizumi will quit as a prime minister after more than five years of his service at the end of this month. The Basic Law on Intellectual Property was enacted in 2002, for the first time in the history of Japan, under his cabinet.

He visited several divisions, including Patent Examination Division, but I missed the chance to see him in person, unfortunately.

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