Saudi crown prince gives $10k to each scholarship student in Japan

Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz has approved granting $10,000 to scholarship student in Japan because of Tokyo's high cost of living

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Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz has approved granting $10,000 to Saudi scholarship students in Japan, Sabq daily reported.

The minister of defense and first deputy prime minister reportedly gave the pupils supplementary income to deal with the high cost of living in Tokyo.

Prince Salman, who's currently in Tokyo on an official visit, approved the decision while meeting with the students on Saturday.

The prince delivered a speech to the students and honored high achievers and students who received international and local awards.

Emperor Akihito welcomed Prince Salman at the Tokyo Imperial Palace on Tuesday where also he hosted a luncheon in honor of the Saudi leader and the accompanying delegation.

During talks between the two officials, Prince Salman expressed King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz’s appreciation for Emperor Akihito.

The Saudi prince also met Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on his four day visit to the country.

The two officials discussed a number of international and regional issues of joint interest. The Saudi official expressed hope that his visit would help in developing ties between the two states.

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