The prospects for business ties with Tokyo will discuss Sobyanin during his visit to Japan


MOSCOW, October 22. The mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin on Thursday sent a two-day business trip to Tokyo. This was reported in the capital Department external economic relations.

The Moscow town Governor will meet with Governor of Tokyo Yoichi, Masuzoe. “The parties will assess the current state of relations between the capitals of the two countries and discuss prospects of business relations”, – noted in Department.

The mayor also intends to get acquainted with the objects of urban Tokyo, in particular the work of the Centre of road traffic organization. City officials are proud of the fact that in recent years has made significant progress in mitigating the problem of street traffic congestion, including through a unique computer technology that allows real-time monitoring of the traffic situation and display it on the interactive Board. The idea is to demonstrate this technology Sobyanin belongs to Yoichi, Masuzoe.

“The Tokyo authorities hope that members of the Moscow delegation will take a keen interest in visiting Hamarikyu Gardens, which are considered the main national Park of Japan. According to local experts, is a good example of a recreational zone in the business district of the modern metropolis,” said the Moscow Department.

As stated in an interview korr. in Tokyo, Alexei Sarajevo the Governor of the capital Prefecture Yoichi, Masuzoe, he is desirous of developing friendly cooperation with the Russian capital and intends to expand it into new areas during the upcoming talks with the mayor. “Friendly relations between our cities were established in 1991, – the Governor told, but still real contacts were not very lively. They exist, for example, in the field of sports. The team from the Russian capital regularly participate in International youth football competitions that are held in Tokyo. We would like to see more residents of Moscow and arrived at the summer Olympic and Paralympic games that will take us to 2020.”

In 2014 in Moscow Masuzoe and Sobyanin discussed the questions of cooperation between the two capitals. The parties reached agreement on the resumption of regular visits. Masuzoe then noted that Moscow and Tokyo have a number of common challenges faced by global megacities.

The basis of cooperation with Japan are traditionally partnerships between Moscow and Tokyo. The beginning of their establishment started with the signing on 16 July 1991 a Joint Declaration of friendship between the two capitals, which presupposes the conclusion of annual agreements on exchange programs. Programs include school exchanges, participation in government sponsored Tokyo with regular exhibitions of children’s drawings, as well as the direction to study in Tokyo of graduate students, participation of Moscow athletes in friendly competitions, exchange of groups of specialists on the agreed topic.