Mayor of Sapporo Courtesy Call to the Consular Office of Japan in Portland

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On Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 Mayor of Sapporo Katsuhiro Akimoto paid a courtesy call to the Consular Office of Japan in Portland.
The purpose of the Sapporo delegation’s visit was not only to reaffirm the relationship between the people of Portland and Sapporo but also for the mayor to gain knowledge of Portland’s urban development plan and efforts at sustainable growth. The city of Sapporo is hoping to learn from and emulate Portland’s development strategies and it is expected that cooperation on these topics will serve to deepen the relationship between the two cities.