Dominican Republic leader to visit

Dominican Republic President Rafael Mejia will meet with Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi during his upcoming visit to Japan, Foreign Ministry officials said Tuesday.

Mejia, who will be in Japan for six days beginning Nov. 26, is also scheduled to visit Emperor Akihito, who will host a court luncheon in his honor, the officials said.

Mejia is an expert on agriculture. He took office in August 2000 and has visited Japan 15 times, the ministry said.