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Yokohama Deputy Mayor Attends Dragon Boat Competition in Taipei

Deputy Mayor Makoto Kashiwazaki of Yokohama City led a Japanese delegation on a visit to the 2015 Taipei Dragon Boat Festival at Dajia Riverside Park in the afternoon of June 21.
Taipei City and Yokohama City became partner cities in 2006. Over the years, the two sides have developed strong bilateral relations. Having organized its own dragon boat events, the deputy mayor is in Taipei to observe and learn from Taipei’s event for future reference.
Yokohama City Councilor Mori Toshiaki, who is also the chairperson of the council’s Taiwan Friendship Alliance, also met with Deputy Mayor Chou Li-fang on June 2 to reaffirm the friendship of the two cities.
The two exchanged views on subjects ranging from Taipei’s hosting of the 2017 Summer Universiade to Yokohama’s role in assisting Tokyo in organizing the 2020 summer Olympics.
The delegation’s visit to Taipei is fruitful, allowing the two municipalities to strengthen ties while offering the Japanese dignitaries an opportunity to enjoy watching the dragon boat races.