During a formal dinner hosted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his wife, Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah Ismail, the Japanese Prime Minister, Fumio Kishida, had his first experience tasting durian. He was on an official visit to Malaysia.
The Japanese Prime Minister ate for a few seconds and responded favorably, indicating his enjoyment of the durian's flavor.
The post reflects the hope for the continued strengthening of economic and culinary ties between Malaysia and Japan. The positive response to this unique diplomatic interaction involving the iconic durian showcases the potential for shared cultural experiences to foster international relations.