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Dispatch of Delegation to 2018 Fukuyama Rose Festival

Dispatch of Delegation to 2018 Fukuyama Rose Festival

 

1. Overview of Rose Festival

□ Festival Period : May 19.2018(Sat) ~ May 20.2018(Sun)【Two Days】
□ Festival Content
  - May 19(Sat) : Opening ceremony, Welcome banquet, Operation of promotion □ booth for Pohang 
  - May 20(Sun) : Rose Festival parade, Operation of promotion booth for Pohang 
□ Festival History
  - May 1956 : Rose Exhibition hosted by Fukuyama Rose Club
  - 1968 : Opening of 1st Rose Festival. 51th Rose Festival is scheduled in 2018

 

2.  Overview of Visit 
□ Visit to Fukuyama 
  - Period of Visit : May 18.2018(Fri) ~ May 21.2018(Mon), 【4 days and 3 nights】
  - Visiting Party : 17 visitors including public officials, Taekwondo performance group, Yeono and Seo couples

 

□ Major Activities
  -May 19(Sat) : Opening ceremony, Interview with the mayor of Fukuyama, welcome banquet
  -May 20(Sun) : Parade, Operation of Pohang promotion booth

 

 

※ Yearly Rose Festival Participation Status

 

Year

Total

Public 
Officials and City Council

Citizen

Notes

2017

22

14

(Leader 
: Head of Office of Waterworks)

8

 

2016

55

13

(Leader 
: Mayor of Pohang)

32

100th 
anniversary of elevation to Fukuyama City

2015

20

9

(Leader 
: Head of Office of Waterworks)

11

 

2013

16

9

(Leader 
: Director-general of Economy and Industry Bureau)

7

 

2012

25

9

(Leader 
: Director-general of Welfare and Environment Bureau)

16

 

 

Fukuyama Rose Festival -promotion booth

 

Status of Fukuyama


□Status
◦Fukuyama is a central city of small and medium cities in Hiroshima prefecture and it was elevated to a city in 1916. The present population of Fukuyama is about 460,000 people. Fukuyama accomplished a huge development through locational decision of steelworks in 1961 and designation as the special industrial maintenance area in 1964.
◦Fukuyama was assigned of the local hub cities in 1993 and Fukuyama placed emphasis on procuring the advanced urban function and maintenance of urban infrastructure.
◦Fukuyama was designated as a central core city in April 1998. Through various subsidies, Fukuyama is making efforts to improve citizen service and to make a distinct and unique city.

 

□ Population : 461,389 people( As of 2015. 2)

 

□ Industrial Structure
◦ 2.7% primary industries, 38.4% secondary industries, 58.2% tertiary industries, and 0.7% other industries

 

□ Area : 364.47㎢
◦ 13.5% farmland, 39.3% forest land, 15.7% housing site, and 31.8% other uses

 

□ Mayor : Naoki Edahiro (枝広直幹)(62) (First term)

 

□ Council
◦ Chairperson : Masakatsu Ogawa(小川眞和)
◦ Vice-Chairperson : Humio Ikegami(池上文夫)

 

□ Relationship with Pohang
◦ January 19. 1979 : Signed sister-city affiliation between Pohang-Fukuyama
◦ May 2009 : Mutual sending of large scale visiting parties to celebrate 30th anniversary of sister-city affiliation.
 - 140 visitors came to Pohang using the ships from Fukuyama
◦ May 2016 Participated in celebration event for 100th anniversary of elevation to Fukuyama city
◦ Annual visit of delegations to celebrate the events of Pohang and Fukuyama. (Fukuyama Rose Festival, Pohang International Fireworks Festival)
◦ Annual dispatch of Pohang public officials to Fukuyama since 2008 (10 public offices up to date)
◦ Exchange between schools in Pohang and Fukuyama and sports exchange
◦ Cultural exchange performances such as performance of Pohang City Symphony Orchestra in Fukuyama