Japanese visitors in Turkey increased by around 90% this year

Published on : Thursday, November 15, 2018

The culture and tourism minister of Turkey said that Japanese visitors in Turkey increased by around 90 percent this year.

 

Speaking at a reception to mark the Japanese Autumn Festival 2018, Mehmet Ersoy said, “There has been a 90-percent increase in the number of the Japanese visitors in this year.”

 

Emphasizing the deep-rooted cultural ties and friendship between Turkey and Japan, Ersoy vowed to introduce Japanese people to Turkey through cultural activities. Ersoy also said that 2019 would be celebrated as the “Year of Turkey” in Japan.

 

Ersoy said Japanese excavation works in Kaman district of Turkey’s Kirsehir province would help in employment and training of the local population.

 

Japanese Ambassador Akio Miyajima said they had organized several events as part of the festival which was attended by almost 10,000 people. Miyajima said: “I believe that culture, quality food and art are a great power that unites people beyond borders.”

 

He said that the new Japanese emperor will ascend the throne in October 2019 and the country will host G20 Leaders Summit in June.

 

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