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Kumamoto City Mayor Calls for Stronger Vertical Ties in Kyushu

Kumamoto City Mayor Seishi Koyama held a press conference to call for stronger “vertical ties” in Kyushu with the opening of the Kyushu Shinkansen in 2011 by forming a special agreement with Fukuoka City and Kagoshima City. Both cities have responded positively to the suggestion, and a provisional plan is expected to be formulated by August. The cities already are working together to a certain extent, as Kagoshima City will send some employees to work in Fukuoka City this year.

Published: Apr 18, 2008 / Last Updated: Apr 18, 2008

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