Week of Tottori Kicked Off in Vladivostok
Tottori prefecture is one of the key active business partners of Vladivostok
VLADIVOSTOK. September 7. VOSTOK-MEDIA – The opening ceremony of the “Week of Tottori in Vladivostok” took place in the Consolidated State Museum of Primorye, Named after V.K.Arsenyev on September 6. Shinji Hirai, the Governor of Tottori prefecture, introduced the audience to the history, traditions and sightseeing spots of Tottori. Display of photographs and decorative art exhibition that were opened within the Week of Tottori in Vladivostok vividly supplemented the Governors words, reported press-service office of the Vladivostok city Administration.
Various pieces of Japanese paper craft, tablecloth, kerchiefs, embroidery, purses, china-ware, vases, musical instruments, wooden shoes and ornamentals as well as traditional Japanese toys made out of wood, paper and ceramics were presented at the exhibition that runs till September 21.
On the day before the opening ceremony, Igor Pushkarev, Mayor of Vladivostok, has held a formal meeting with the delegation of Tottori prefecture led by Shinji Hirai. Alexander Zubritsky, Deputy Mayor of Vladivostok, Vyacheslav Kushnarev, Head of International Relations and Tourism Department of the Vladivostok city Administration as well as Yamada Jun, Consul General of Japan in Vladivostok; Ishida Shigeyuki, All-Japanese Association of the Agricultural Trade Unions and state officials of Tottori prefecture took part in the meeting.
“Tottori prefecture is one of the major active business partners of Vladivostok,” stated Igor Pushkarev. “The recently launched ferry service Sakaiminato-Donghae-Vladivostok is a perfect example of strengthening of our co-operation. The new ferry service is very important not only for development of tourism in the region but also for the construction of the automobile assembly plant in Vladivostok, because all accessories and parts will be shipped from Japan through this ferry line. The Japanese Center, which will be opened in Vladivostok this year, will facilitate further implementation of mutually-beneficial projects.
Shinji Hirai, in his turn, stated that he was deeply impressed by how dynamic Vladivostok is actually developing in the preparation for APEC-2012 Summit. The pace of construction works makes the capital of Primorsky Krai a generally recognized center for the international development in the entire Asia-Pacific Region.