Jump to the content zone at the center

Taipei, Ehime of Japan Seek to Build Ties

Taipei City Government delegation, led by Deputy Mayor Chou Li-fang, concluded its three-day visit to Matsuyama City of Ehime Prefecture on November 22. The two cities will seek to develop collaborative ties spanning hot spring, agriculture, aquaculture, and creative industries.
According to Chou, Matsuyama is a leading city in the use of solar power among other forms of green energy in Japan. As Taipei has its eyes on promoting smart and green industries, it will work to establish cooperation links with Matsuyama as well as Freiburg of Germany.
In addition, Ehime’s Imabari City is located along Shimanami Kaido Expressway—Japan’s only cycling path that strides across islands with bridges. In light of this, Taipei and Imabari will join hands to promote cycling tourism between the two municipalities.
With Imbari boasting a lion’s share of Japan’s towel market, Taipei Business District & Industrial Confederation President Chou Shui-mei also explored opportunities to introduce the high quality towel products to the capital of the island.
Other highlights of this trip include marketing of agricultural products and flowers from the two sides. Taipei and Matsuyama also laid the foundation for development of bilateral relationship in terms of education, sports, and tourism.