Published: Aug.30, 2011
A group of middle school students presented a concert in Wuxi on Aug.29. (Photo by Chen Jingjing)
Aug.29 has been the 30th anniversary of Wuxi becoming sister-city with Akashi, Japan.
"This is not the first time I visit Wuxi, which has taken on tremendous change for the past few decades. When I first came to Wuxi, I lived in Wuxi Grand Hotel, which was the tallest building in the city then. However, it can not be comparable to other high-rises at present", said Fusaho Izumi, mayor of Akashi.
Learning Wuxi is making vigorous efforts in developing emerging industries such as wireless sensor network (WSN), Fusaho expressed deep interest and said Akashi may draw experiences while developing its economy.
"Enterprises in Japan usually do a good job in roof gardening. I hope Japanese-invested enterprises in Wuxi can also adopt some environmental measures," said Fusaho.
The Japanese delegation's visit this time may be seen as a prelude to another celebrational activity due to be held in Japan this Octorber, when a selected group of Wuxi local senior high school students will be invited to Akashi for cultural exchange between students from both cities.
According to Wuxi Foreign Affairs Office, Wuxi has established sister-city relationship with a total of 38 cities in the world by 1st half of this year.