Ambassador Isikeli Mataitoga paid a courtesy call on Sendai Mayor Emiko Okuyama on Tuesday 27 November 2012 and discussed ties to promote Fiji to the people of Sendai City and establish a friendly bilateral relationship with Sendai City underpinned by mutual respect.
In his brief, Ambassador highlighted the Embassy`s initiative of soft diplomacy in exploring and establishing friendly relations with respective prefectures and its municipalities, objectively to promote Fiji as a promising socio-economic destiny to the people of Sendai, as well as to establish deepening people to people relations.
Mayor Okuyama expressed appreciation for Fiji’s assistance following the devastating tsunami that struck Japan recently. Fiji is currently hosting university and secondary school level students from the Tohoku Region that was devastated by the tsunami. The Ambassador`s courtesy visit was a good start and the mayor was confident that Fiji and Sendai City relations will grow from now on.