On November 24, 2015 six members of the Kansai Consular Corps participated in a Shizuoka Study Tour jointly coordinated by the Shizuoka Prefecture Government-Osaka Office and the KCC.
The Kansai Consular Corps was represented by:
- Mr. Roderick Wols, Consul-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Dean of the Kansai Consular Corps
- Ms. Maria Teresa L. Taguiang, Consul-General Philippines
- Mr. Tran Duc Binh, Consul-General Vietnam
- Mr. Dusit Manapan, Consul-General Thailand
- Mr. T. Armstrong Changsan, Consul-General India
- Mr. Muhammad Naseer, Consul Pakistan
Our guides for this event were Mr. Inuzuka and Mr. Tsukamoto from the Shizuoka-Osaka office. Participants met at Shin-Osaka station and headed off to Shizuoka for an informative, pleasant, and action-filled day. The schedule was as follows:
- A visit to Kunozan-Toshogu Shrine (via the Nihondaira Ropeway) were we were received by the Chief Priest of the shrine. Kunozan-Toshogu is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Tokugawa shogun.
- Lunch at the elegant Nippondaira Hotel, overlooking majestic Mount Fuji.
- A tour of Shizuoka Prefecture Disaster Prevention Center, one of Japan’s foremost research centers dedicated to promoting disaster awareness.
- A courtesy call to the Governor of Shizuoka Prefecture (Governor Kawakatsu). Representatives of the Shizuoka government and the Kansai Consular Corps enthusiastically discussed various matters related to international exchange.
The Kansai Consular Corps would like to thank government and people of Shizuoka for this special opportunity to participate in a study tour and deepen our understanding of beautiful and historic Shizuoka Prefecture. We truly appreciate this opportunity to share information about our respective regional products and services, strengthen ties and support networks, and identify opportunities for future cooperation.
Depart from Shin-Osaka, Take the Nihondaira Ropeway to Kunozan-Toshogu Shrine
Lunch, Tour Shizuoka Disaster Prevention Center
Courtesy Call to the Governor of Shizuoka