Friendship with Australia
My children and I went to a zoo the other day. My children love koalas.
Koalas have been one of the most popular animals in Japan since the past.
These koalas and kangaroos were brought from Australia around 1980 because there weren’t any Koalas in Japan.
Since that year, the friendship relationship between the state of Queensland in Australia and Saitama prefecture have been maintained. I didn’t know the relationship.
(Saitama prefercture is located in the north of Tokyo and Saitama has 60 cities including Kawagoe city. )
Saitama prefecture also connects some relationships with other countries. As bellow.
The state of Mexico
Shanxi 山西省 in China
The state of Queensland in Australia
The state of Ohio in the United States
The state of Brandenburg in Germany
In addition, Kawagoe city connects with friendship as bellow.
Offenbach am Main in Germany
The city of Salem in the United States
The city of Autun in France
Some states exchange trainees.
Some states hold soccer events for kids.
Some states offer people subsidy to visit the friendship countries for sightseeing.
I hope that we’ll make use of the friendship much more.