2014.06.01 Sunday 06:16

Interview with Mayor Yuko Hiratani of Onomichi, Hiroshima

This year marks the 8th year since Mr. Yuko Hiratani became mayor of Onomichi. He looks back on his terms in office and expresses his goals for the future (click here!).
 
He said the most impressive event and project are the acceptance of an award from the chief of the Agency for Cultural Affairs and the development of Shimanami Kaido.
 
The chief came all the ways to Onomichi and granted the award of Culturally and Artistically Creative City. He recognized for regeneration activities of vacant houses cooperating with citizens, struggles of urban development based on “Onomichi Fundamental Strategy of History and Culture” and “Plan for Conservation and utilization of Cultural Property” and developments of art and image culture through the Onomichi Film Commision.
 
The development of Shimanami Ocean Pass Cycling Road started 6 years ago. The road is ranked the best cycling road in Japan by Nihon Keizai Shimbun, a newspaper publishing company 3years ago.
 
He introduced that he succeeded the invitation of Blue Impulse Flight Exhibition to the Innoshima Suigun Festival on 30th August 2014 at one point in the interview.
 
New Onomichi city has been born by the municipal merger of Onomichi, Innoshima, Mukaishima, Setoda and Mitsugi. Therefore, he thinks that developments of new Onomichi depend on regional characteristics and resources of individual cities and towns, which are important identity of the citizens. He is sure to develop better city living and make citizens happier than before the municipal merger.
 
Related Information
Welcome to mayor's office
http://www.city.onomichi.hiroshima.jp/www/info/detail.jsp?id=2021
 
Award from the chief of the Agency for Cultural Affairs
http://www.city.onomichi.hiroshima.jp/www/info/detail.jsp?id=5983
 
Shimanami Kaido
http://www.city.onomichi.hiroshima.jp/www/info/detail.jsp?id=3025
 
Blue Impulse Flight Exhibition
http://www.mod.go.jp/asdf/pr_report/blueimpulse/schedule/
 
Innoshima Suigun Festival
http://0845.boo.jp/suigun


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