July 8, 2009.
The Prime Minister of Japan, Taro Aso, has become the head of state that has given the pope the most original gift: a video camera of the latest technology.
Taro Aso, who is Catholic, surely appreciated the pen that the pope gave him.
During his visit to the Vatican, he exchanged views with the pope about the economic crisis and aid to Africa.
Although only 1% of Japanese people are Catholics, the Vatican and the Land of the Rising Sun keep stable diplomatic relations since 1952, which had been interrupted during World War II.