Matsushita Nao named as 2014 Goodwill Ambassador for four Eastern European countries
Matsushita Nao attended a ceremony held on 19 December where she was presented with a nomination certificate by Kishida Fumio, the Foreign Affairs Minister, which named her as the 2014 Goodwill Ambassador for four Eastern European countries including Poland. Matsushita will also be creating the theme song for this campaign and take part in various promotional events as part of her duties. Minister Kishida revealed that Matsushita was chosen due to her image and her career as a pianist which matches the rich musical history of these four Eastern European countries and she had already met the heads of states of these countries during an official visit to Poland in June with the Prime Minister Abe Shinzo. Matsushita commented after the ceremony that she hopes to visit these countries soon and introduce their charms to the Japanese people.