Saikai City

Saikai City, in Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, is a beautiful historical town. Through the Meiji period, much of its economy was based in fishing in whaling, and now the city’s economy comes from agriculture and farming. The city also hosts a US naval base, and in honor of our continued friendly relations, a tree planting ceremony was held at Yokoseura Park on April 26 2013, for 40 trees.

Saikai Mayor Tanaka presided over the ceremony, with Consul for Public Affairs Mike Chadwick representing the U.S. government and presenting the trees, and Commanding Officer Charles Rock of the CFAS U.S. Navy base and other local dignitaries in attendance.  Saikai is a  host city for the base and its facilities, and CFAS was instrumental in assisting the cities in arranging the plantings.  The dogwoods, planted in beautiful public parks in both cities, will stand for many years as enduring reminders to all local residents and visitors of the strength and durability of the friendship between the U.S. and Japan.



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