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Visit of Hachijo Island delegation
Embassy of Lithuania received a delegation from Hachijo Island, led by Hachijo Town Mayor Mr Tomonari Yamashita.
He was accompanied by three members of the Town Assembly, Miss Hachijojima 2019, representatives of the Freesia Festival and staff members of the Town administration. The island is famous for its Freesia Festival, held every spring.
Lithuania and Hachijo Island are enjoying close cooperation - commemorating the 100th anniversary of Restoration of the State of Lithuania, a lecture on Lithuania was delivered in the Town school, Lithuanian choir „Vica voce“ gave concerts and „Gallery of Lithuania“ in the Town Hall introduced Lithuania and its culture. A JET programme international relations coordinator from Lithuania is working in the Town administration.
During the meeting, the will to continue and deepen cooperation with Lithuania was expressed. That includes promotion of tourism, school and people-to-people exchanges.