Station 12 of the Grand Tour of Switzerland in Japan : Friendship of Kutchan - St. Moritz
A Swiss delegation celebrates the 55 years old friendship with Kutchan, Hokkaido, during a visit on the occasion of the G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting.
On the occasion of G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting which was held on October 25 and 26, Kutchan in Hokkaido warmly welcomed the Swiss delegation led by the Ambassador of Switzerland to Japan, Jean-François Paroz, Mayor of St. Moritz Christian Jott Jenny and Ambassador Eric Jakob, Head of Promotion Activities Directorate , State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO to celebrate the city partnership between Kutchan and St. Moritz which has been established 55 years ago.
On October 27, the Swiss delegation visited Niseko Brewing Company, one of the oldest sake brewery in the town as well as a resting station in the ski resort Kutchancho Asahigaoka where children from the town performed jazz music. The luncheon meeting with Mayor of Kutchan Kazushi Monji, members of the town council and organizers of G20 Tourism Ministers’ Meeting deepened their friendship.