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Fukuoka Prefecture to Close Seoul Office

Fukuoka Prefecture Gov. Wataru Aso said at his regularly scheduled news conference that the prefecture would close its office in Seoul at the end of March. In giving the reason for the withdrawal, he said, “There is no longer any need for the office’s original function of gathering information to provide to give advice to Japanese travelers. Private sector ties have strengthened, and the office has fulfilled its role.” While the single prefectural employee will return to Japan, the prefecture plans to maintain its contract with local staffers to provide tourism information.

Published: Jan 7, 2010 / Last Updated: Jan 7, 2010