2012

21 January 2012

ANA opened a new direct connection between Frankfurt and Haneda. This shortens travel time to Yokohama significantly. In a partnership with Yokohama, ANA promotes our beautiful city to travelers in their airplanes and on the ground.
We look forward to welcoming many more travelers from Europe!

9 March 2012

On the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the Great East-Japan Earthquake and tsunami disaster, the Japanese consulate general in Frankfurt organized a reception to thank the Rhein-Main region for its strong support. The City of Yokohama thanks the City of Frankfurt and its citizens, who through a large donation enabled the reconstruction of a facility for the disabled in Sendai.

This is once more evidence for the strong ties between Frankfurt and Yokohama.

14 April 2012

Chief Representative Naoki Mimuro was one of the speakers at the Luminale Pecha Kucha Night at the German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt. He presented Smart-Illumination Yokohama, an illumination event similar to Frankfurt's Luminale. The next Smart-Illumination Yokohama will take place in October 2012.

6 May 2012

The City of Yokohama Frankfurt Representative Office was happy contributed to the Nippon Connection Film Festival again this year. In a special effort, City Promotion Officer Ms. Maria Deutsch held a workshop about kimono, the traditional Japanese dress.

28 May 2012

On her last Asia trip as the mayor of Frankfurt Dr. h.c. Petra Roth visits Yokohama and receives the honorary title of "Yokohama International Partnership Ambassador".

02 July 2012

The German-Japanese Association of Frankfurt and the Japanese-German Association of Yokohama sign their friendship agreement in Frankfurt's City Hall.

03 September 2012

Chief Representative Naoki Mimuro visited Frankfurt's new Mayor Peter Feldmann at his office. They discussed the cities' partnership relations and exchange activities. Chief Representative Mimuro presented the Mayor with a formal letter of gratitude from the head of Madoka, the Sendai day care center for disabled people that was rebuilt with the help of a large donation from Frankfurt.

8 October 2012

Mayor Fumiko Hayashi visited Copenhagen to attend the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF). The forum was launched in Copenhagen in 2011 by the government of Denmark and offers an opportunity for global economic and political leaders to exchange views and discuss new ways of green and sustainable economic growth. Mayor Hayashi was invited by the City of Copenhagen to speak at the "C40 Cities and Green Growth" session.
(photo: Yokohama's Mayor Ms. Fumiko Hayashi together with Copenhagen's Lord Mayor Mr. Frank Jensen)

16 October 2012

At a symposium on solar heat in Düsseldorf, Chief Representative Naoki Mimuro spoke about the solar-thermal market in Japan and Germany, and Yokohama Smart City Project.