Date: January 25, 2016
A Taipei City Government delegation headed by Mayor Ko Wen-je embarked
Jan. 24 on a seven-day Japan trip promoting the 2107 Summer Universiade and expanding communication channels.
Touring Tokyo, Yokohama and Osaka, as well as the island of Naoshima in the Seto Inland Sea, the contingent will observe Japanese preparations for the 2020 Summer Olympics. These span the areas of disaster prevention, industry incubation and tourism development.
Ko said the trip represents an opportunity for local government officials to learn more about organizing world-class events. “The operations of large-scale public venues like Tokyo Dome and Tokyo Station are definitely models worth emulating.”
According to Ko, fostering cultural and creative industries in conjunction with sports events is another focus of the trip. The delegation will visit the 3331 Arts Chiyoda center in Tokyo and Koganecho bazaar in Yokohama to see how this sector’s development is boosted through integration with local communities. [FULL STORY]