Kozhemyako suggested that the head of Hokkaido to examine the issue of visa-free regime


YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, 23 Oct. The Governor of the Sakhalin region Oleg Kozhemyako suggested the head of the Prefecture Hokkaido (Japan) Harumi Takahashi to study the question of the abolition of visas between the two regions, the two sides discussed during the visit of the Japanese delegation to Sakhalin, the press service of the regional government.

“It would be beneficial for the economy of both regions, he said (Kozhemyako) because it would increase the flow of tourists”, — stated in the message Department.

According to the Agency, the Governor of Hokkaido Harumi Takahashi arrived in Sakhalin at the head of the economic mission, which included representatives of the authorities of the Prefecture and the Japanese businessmen. The parties also discussed prospects of cooperation in fishing and agricultural industries.

In particular, as noted Kozhemyako, Japan’s experience in trading fish and seafood would be beneficial to the region. Sakhalin producers are interested in crops that can give high yields under conditions of insular climate. Great prospects for interaction in the fields of road construction, creation of tourism infrastructure.

“The Japanese side, according to Harumi Takahashi, is ready to cooperate in the field of fish farming, the fish exchange, also guests interested in the rich possibilities of the Sakhalin region for the extraction of seaweed, which is an essential ingredient of Japanese cuisine”, — said the press service. Current and project energy bridge, since Japan after the accident at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima still suffers from a capacity deficit, adds the Agency. It is emphasized that the conversation between the heads of neighboring regions was held in a friendly atmosphere.