Stronger ties with Wales sought

UK-Japan News August 2018

Toyota city officials visited Wales to boost ties for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. • PHOTO: STRACHAN SPORTS TRAVEL

A delegation from the Japanese city of Toyota in Aichi Prefecture visited the town of Cowbridge in South Wales, to help shore up ties between Wales and Toyota, The Glamorgan GEM reported on 18 July.

The Mayor of Toyota, Toshihiko Ota, met with directors and managers from Strachan Sports Travel, which is based in Cowbridge and will be helping Welsh rugby with their travel arrangements for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Wales’s first game will be against Georgia in Toyota, and the city’s officials were hoping to encourage dialogue with Wales and strengthen ties in commerce, culture, tourism and sport, the report said.