Mayor Oh Se-Hoon met with Hokkaido Governor Harumi Takahashi and signed a Friendly Cities Agreement in Seoul City Hall Seosomun Building on October 15. The island of Hokkaido is located at the north end of Japan, and it boasts beautiful sceneries, hot springs and a snowy landscape attracting more than 5.5 million tourists annually.
Mayor Oh said that he is delighted to sign a friendship agreement with Hokkaido, which has an internationally competitive tourism industry and marketing know-how in this field. He also made a request for advice for further development of Seoul’s tourism industry. It is first time for Seoul to sign a friendship agreement with a city in Japan, and it is expected to boost cultural exchanges and tourism between the two cities.