Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, arrived here today on his first official visit to India.

The Japanese premier who is leading a high level delegation was received at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport by Maharashtra Health Minister Suresh Shetty. Chief Protocol Officer Sumeet Mallik, was also present along with members of the Japanese consulate.

Mr. Hatoyama will visit Hotel Taj Mahal and Trident to pay tributes to victims of 26/11 terror attacks and sign a condolence book at Trident Hotel.

He will be received at Raj Bhavan by Governor S. C. Jamir, at 7.30 p.m. who will host a dinner in his honour later in the evening.

Tomorrow, Mr. Hatoyama will interact with business leaders including Ratan Tata before heading for New Delhi where he will hold delegation level talks with his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh.

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