In a statement to the Media Center of the Holy Shrine, Ochi said “Feeling delightful, I came here to cover the occasion of Eid al-Ghadeer. This is a reflection of my studies as I studied the Islamic characters. I read a lot of things about this character, Imam Ali, in the preparatory school in Japan.”
“I was astonished at seeing the multitudes of Muslims performing prayers in the holy shrine,” he added.
He commended the warm hospitality of the Pubic Relation Department. He wishes to pave the way for communication between the Japanese media and the secretariat of the holy shrine.