Consul-General Kobayashi visited Nashville Mayor David Briley on May 30th.

 In his remarks, Consul-General Kobayashi congratulated Mayor Briley on his May 24 electoral victory. He asked Briley for his energetic cooperation in order to further enhance the relationship between Japan and Nashville. This cooperation includes support for Japanese residents and Japanese companies, as well as for the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival, which just celebrated its 10th anniversary on April 14.
   Mayor Briley welcomed Consul-General Kobayashi and said that he is looking forward to traveling to Japan in the fall to attend the business forum in Tokyo and visit Nashville’s sister city, Kamakura. Emphasizing his knowledge of the benefits Japanese companies bring to Nashville, he expressed his readiness to cooperate with the consulate on Japan-related engagements.

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