A ceremony was held to mark 30 years since Hakata and Busan Stations established their official relationship. The event took place at Hakata Station and celebrated the agreement that the two stations signed on October 30, 1987. It was also announced that JR Kyushu and Korea Railroad Corporation (Korail) intend to strengthen their working relationship. Officials hope to see an increase in the number of Korean tourists visiting Japan ahead of next year’s Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. A special plaque has been fixed to one of the walls at Hakata Station to commemorate the occasion. A replica will also be presented to Korail as a sign of friendship. Source: Sankei Shimbun, 1/31/2018
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