29 Dec '16, 2pm

PM Lee Hsien Loong runs into Singaporeans while holidaying in Japan

SINGAPORE - Even on holiday in wintry Japan, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong found himself running into Singaporeans. "It seems that anywhere I go, Singaporeans aren't too far away!" he quipped in a Facebook post on Dec 24. PM Lee, who is on leave till Dec 31, came across athletes from the Singapore Gymnastics team who were training in Tsubame-Sanjo, an area in Japan's Niigata prefecture known for its metalwork and production of craftsmen's tools. The gymnasts' Japanese coach had taken them to his hometown to train together with the local gymnasts, wrote PM Lee. "Hope both sides are enjoying the experience, and making friends," he added. Mr Lee, who has been travelling around Japan to areas including Nagano and Niigata, has been posting photos from his trip on his Facebook page. He said he enjoyed a "white Christmas weekend" in the snowy terrain, taking a hike in Bijin Baya...

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