80th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations
     between Japan and Canada
15th International Shiatsu Conference Vancouver '08
Organized by Japan Shiatsu College   Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy
Japan Shiatsu  Association ・ Japan Shiatsu College Alumni Association Canadian Shiatsu Society of  B.C. 

Dear Mr. Kiyoshi Ikenaga, Director of Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy

My congratulations to you as the organizer of the 15th International Shiatsu Conference. As well, I extend my greetings to all those who have worked so hard for the success of this conference.

Shiatsu was established by its founder, the late Tokujiro Namikoshi Sensei, as the traditional Japanese hand-on therapy and I am very proud that it is now well known all over the world as a method of improving health.

I sincerely hope that you will continue working to promote Shiatsu and Japanese culture so that it may be handed down to the next generation.

Yuriko Koike,
Member of the House of Representatives