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Russian President Vladimir Putin attended a reception in honour of G8 heads of state and government

July 22, 2000, Okinawa, Japan

G8 leaders met members of the Okinawa society and local self-government officers at the Hotel Nikko Naha Grand Castle.

The second day of the summit finished with a karate demonstration by the best masters, a lion dance and a tasting of unique Okinawa drinks. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori received the summit leaders after the cultural programme at the ancient royal Shuri Castle, with a dinner by candlelight in the inner rooms.

July 22, 2000, Okinawa, Japan