HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), received at his office in Riyadh, HE Mr. Norihiro Okuda, Japanese Ambassador to Saudi Arabia who was accompanied by Mr. Katsuhiko Takahashi, Minister, Deputy Chief of Mission and Mr. Shusuke Saito, First Secretary, Economic and Commercial Section. The meeting was also attended by Ms. Hassna Alturki, Executive Manager for International Relations to HRH the Chairman and Mr. Ahmed Altobaishi, Executive Assistant to HRH the Chairman.
The meeting began as the Ambassador thanked Prince Alwaleed for giving him the opportunity to meet with him. During the meeting, the two discussed various issues on the investment and economic fronts. On the agenda of discussions were also social and investment issues and the bi-lateral economic relationship between their respective countries.
Also, during the meeting, the Ambassador extended an invitation for His Highness to visit his country and explore investment opportunities in Japan through KHC. In response, the Prince promised to visit in the near future.
Prince Alwaleed’s investment in Japan through KHC include the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Chinzan-so, Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Marunouchi, Swissotel Nankai Osaka, Citigroup, Tokyo Disneyland, and News Corporation. The Prince’s last visit to Japan was in 2007.
In 2011, Alwaleed Philanthropies that is chaired by Prince Alwaleed, made a donation for much needed relief aid for the Earth Quake Victims of Japan, the donation was made in coordination with the Japanese Red Cross.