Mayor Garcetti signs proclamation to strengthen sister city relations with Nagoya
Also met with the mayors of three of Japan’s four largest cities
NAGOY — Mayor Eric Garcetti today signed a proclamation celebrating Los Angeles’ sister city relationship with Nagoya, Japan, to strengthen the bond between the two cities. He was joined by Tom Gilmore, president of Sister Cities of Los Angeles. Nagoya is the first sister city and sister port city of Los Angeles, dating back to 1959.
“By working together as sister cities, Los Angeles and Nagoya can show the world that we have the power to make sustainable and inclusive progress in everything from trade and tourism to transportation and technology,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Through this renewed partnership, I know our two cities will continue to play a leading role in addressing the climate crisis, improving resilience to natural disasters, and building a future of inclusiveness and prosperity for all who live in our cities.”
The proclamation follows a successful tourism event that welcomed Japanese visitors to Los Angeles yesterday. Tourism is one of the most important sectors of LA’s economy, supporting over half a million jobs in the region. Following the event, All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced an increase to five days a week of direct flights between Tokyo and Los Angeles.
Mayor Garcetti and Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Gene Seroka met with the Ports of Nagoya, Yokohama and Tokyo to collaborate on digitalization, supply chain efficiency and sustainable port operations. Mayor Garcetti also encouraged continued collaboration under the Quad Green Shipping Network, an initiative launched by leaders from the United States, Australia, India and Japan to green and decarbonize the supply chain. transport and establish green transport corridors by 2030 between the ports of the network.
Earlier this week, Mayor Garcetti met with Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike to discuss sustainable infrastructure, gender equity and our continued collaboration as Olympic and Paralympic host cities. Following the meeting, Mayor Garcetti announced his intention to second a member of Governor Koike’s team to Los Angeles to assist with planning and preparation for the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Los Angeles. The announcement builds on a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the City of Los Angeles during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games to collaborate on shared priorities ahead of the Los Angeles Games.
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