Days of Moscow culture in Tokyo
The capital of Japan hosted Days of Moscow Culture on October 16-18, 2018 within the scope of the Russian-Japanese cultural exchange year.
The official opening ceremony for the event took place on October 17, at the central Tokyo square Akasaka Sacas. Members of the Moscow government delegation, headed by Minister of the Moscow Government and Head of the Moscow Department of External Economic and International Relations Sergey Cheremin, took part in the ceremony. Chairman of the Moscow City Duma Aleksei Shaposhnikov, President of the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vladimir Platonov, Director of the Moscow Urban Forum Denis Boykov, and other officials also took part in the ceremony.
The forum “Moscow and Tokyo. Common Challenges, Common Interests” took place within the scope of the business program. At the forum’s plenary session, the speakers discussed potential spheres of collaboration between Moscow and Tokyo, as well as key priorities in the spheres of investment, technology, and sustainable development. The program continued with three parallel sessions, during which participants talked about their solutions to issues concerning urban policy, infrastructure development, social support for older people, and collaborations in the sphere of event tourism.
The day before the ceremony, an official meeting took place between the Moscow delegation and representatives of the Tokyo government – Special Advisor to the Governor on International Affairs Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Director of the Cultural Relations Bureau Masayuki Kyuko , and other colleagues.