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    Mrs. Anwar Sadat, wife of Egyptian President, has been on a five-day official visit to?

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    Mrs. Anwar Sadat, wife of Egyptian President, has been on a five-day official visit to Japan. On Wednesday (27 October), she was shown round a medical rehabilitation centre near the Japanese capital, Tokyo.

    SYNOPSIS: Mrs. Sadat and an entourage of 22 people, including three daughters, has been visiting Japan at the invitation of Prime Minister Takeo Miki's wife. She was greeted on arrival at the rehabilitation centre by Miss. Tomoko Yamazaki, who won gold medals in this years paraplegic olympic games in Canada in the archery and wheelchair slalom events.

    The centre, built ten years ago for more than three hundred million U.S. dollars, has almost a thousand patients. Mrs. Sadat's tour included the handicraft and physiotherapy classes. Earlier, in a message carried in Japanese newspapers, she spoke about the relationship between, Japan and Egypt. 'In the past,' she said, 'our two countries have both inherited glorious civilisations and today they are bound by common ties of friendship.' She also said that her country was looking forward to closer ties, especially in the social field where Egypt could benefit from Japan's vast experience in welfare services -- like the rehabilitation centre.

    Mrs. Sadat, who met the Japanese Emperor and his wife during her stay, also spoke about Egypt's role in the Middle East. It was committed to seeking peace throughout the area, she said.

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