Thursday, July 24, 2008

Kagoshima Visit

I recently had the pleasure of welcoming Kagoshima, Japan Mayor Hiroyuki Mori and his delegation to Miami. Their two-day visit marks the 18th year of the Miami-Kagoshima Sister Cities relationship and its continuing growth and expansion. This year's visit aims to explore environmental interests shared by Miami and Kagoshima as well as educational exchanges for students and business opportunities for our cruise lines and other local businesses.

I recognized the Mayor and his delegation at the City Commission meeting on July 24, and joined Mayor Mori and his delegation for a tree planting ceremony to celebrate the restoration of the Ichimura Miami-Japan Garden at Jungle Island.