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Wakayama-related exhibition area unveiled in Jinan
english.jinan.gov.cn2018-11-23

Japan's Wakayama city launched its promotion area on Nov 19 in the Jinan Municipal Government Affairs Service Center, marking the 35th anniversary of the two cities' friendly relationship. 

As part of the anniversary celebration a Jinan delegation visited Wakayama this October, and established a city promotion area in Wakayama to display the charm of the City of Springs. It was the first time for Jinan to promote itself in such way with its international sister cities. In return, a delegation of Wakayama led by its vice-mayor visited Jinan from Nov 18 to 21.

Wakayama was Jinan's first sister city in January 1983, and since then, friendly exchange visits between the two have been carried out smoothly. On these visits both sides exchanged views and information on the economy, culture, education, social welfare and other fields. 

Introduction of Wakayama

Wakayama is on the southwest of the Japanese coast, conveniently close to the big cities of Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe. It covers 210 square kilometers and has a population of 374,000. The city has 400 years of history and officially became a city in 1889.

Wakayama is developed in iron and steel, chemicals, foundries, knitting, printing and dyeing, leather making, machinery manufacturing and other industries, as well as agriculture and fisheries.

It boasts a beautiful natural environment and a mild climate. The annual average temperature is 16 C, with annual rainfall of 1,454 millimeters. Wakayama Castle looks over the downtown from the top of a hill and has become the symbol of the city.

Transport is convenient in the city as trains run frequently to Osaka and Nara, and steamboats seem to go everywhere else. The city has a developed education system, with three universities, 17 high schools, 26 junior high schools and 58 primary schools.

Officials of Jinan and a delegation from Wakayama led by its vice-mayor pose to mark the launch of a Wakayama promotion area in Jinan, Nov 19. [Photo/ jinan.gov.cn]

 

Officials of Jinan and a delegation from Wakayama led by its vice-mayor pose to mark the launch of a Wakayama promotion area in Jinan, Nov 19. [Photo/ jinan.gov.cn]

The Wakayama city promotion area with two billboards and one cabinet in Jinan [Photo/ jinan.gov.cn]

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