On February 20, 2015, Kansai Consular Corps members and representatives were warmly received at a Networking Exchange hosted by the Shizuoka Prefectural Government (Osaka Branch). The event was held in the Umeda Sky Building. KCC members and representatives listened to speeches from Governor Dr. Heita Kawakatsu and the Advisor for Disaster management , Mr. Eiji Kimizuka. The discussions were followed by a reception and “kouryukai”. Guests were also treated to a delicious buffet featuring regional products and delicacies of Shizuoka Prefecture, and there were booths introducing various projects of the Shizuoka Prefectural Government.
The evening progressed with friendly conversation between KCC Members (representing more that 10 different countries) and Shizuoka officials, and each guest was able to deepen his or her knowledge and understanding about Shizuoka Prefecture.
The following article (日本語) highlights the event: 関西ふじのくに交流会記事
For those interested in learning more about Shizuoka, the official guide in English can be found at: http://http://www.shizuoka-guide.com/english/