Tokyo, London become friendship cities

posted on October 14, 2015

Tokyo and London have become friendship cities.

Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe and London Mayor Boris Johnson signed a joint declaration to this effect at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office on Wednesday.

Tokyo wants to promote wider cultural and sports exchanges with London ahead of its hosting of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. London organized the games in 2012.

London is the 12th city to enter into a friendship relationship with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. Tokyo last signed such a pact with Rome in 1996.

Masuzoe said at a joint news conference that Tokyo hopes to learn from London's experience to make the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics successes.

source by NHK world
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