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Ambassador Urabe Visits Izumo City

On February 26, Ambassador Urabe visited Izumo City in Shimane Prefecture. Izumo is where the Irish national team held their training camp during the 2002 Soccer World Cup. Since then, grass-roots exchanges have developed into a “Declaration of Friendship” between the cities of Izumo and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown. 

During his visit, Ambassador Urabe paid a courtesy call on Mayor Nishio (then) of Izumo City, and gave the citizens of Izumo a lecture on the Japanese-Irish relations at the city hall. The lecture attracted a large audience, who through lively questions and answers session expressed their interest in Ireland. 


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