Atami Mayor meets Deputy Minister

James kon

Mayor of Atami City in Shizuoka Prefecture in Japan Sakae Saito met with Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy Dato Seri Paduka Dr Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin to discuss promoting Brunei to visitors of Atami City on Monday.

Atami City received some six million visitors annually where 99 per cent are Japanese. The massive number of visitors to the city can help boost and promote Brunei Darussalam as a tourism destination.It is also hoped that Atami City can revamp itself to be a Muslim-friendly city.

Accompanying Saito were Atami City’s Congressist Kenzo Murayama, Shuji Tatsumi from the Deputy Tourism Development Department of Atami City, Vice Chairman of the Atami-Brunei Friendship Association Ikeda Shuichi and Advisor to the President for Brunei Affairs of Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)Okuochi Hiroshi.

Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy (Economy) Dato Seri Paduka Dr Haji Abdul Manaf bin Haji Metussin in a group photo with officials from Atami city. PHOTO: JAMES KON