Himeji Castle, in the Kansai region, provided the backdrop for scenes from 1967 James Bond film You Only Live TwiceCharacterize copyright
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Himeji Fortress, in Japan’s Kansai assign, used to be in 1967 Bond film You Most sensible possible Live Twice

The twinning of a Jap and a Welsh fortress has heralded „the starting of a great looking out friendship.“

The pairing of Conwy and Himeji castles is believed to be the first of its form in the UK.

Himeji mayor Hideyasu Kiyomoto has now visited the Welsh fortress, after a ceremony in Japan for the length of the Rugby World Cup.

Following the tour he used to be used to be taken to see Conwy’s Quay Dwelling, mentioned to be the smallest residence in Britain.

Mr Kiyomoto mentioned: „Here is the starting of a great looking out friendship and I am going to present all of the electorate of Himeji what a great looking out assign Wales is, and about its proud history.

„After I dawdle again I am going to point out what a great looking out fortress you comprise here in Conwy after which many vacationers from Japan will get to know that Wales is a this kind of pleasant and great nation. I worship it here.

„Jap of us worship their history and wish to know noteworthy more about Wales.“

A ceremony in Himeji coincided with Japan web web hosting the Rugby World Cup.

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Himeji’s mayor Hideyasu Kiyomoto takes selfie with Conwy mayor Goronwy Edwards in front of Conwy fortress

Conwy mayor Goronwy Edwards attended.

He mentioned: „They had undoubtedly long previous to city with the affiliation.“

Constructing work on the castles began interior 50 years of every other.

Norman king, Edward I, made a originate on Conwy Fortress in 1283 whereas the constructing of Himeji Fortress began in 1333.

North Wales Tourism managing director, Jim Jones, mentioned the twinning would appeal to Jap vacationers.

Mr Jones mentioned: „What we now comprise got performed is extremely new and clearly the legacy of the twinning will proceed and work will originate in earnest.

„It’s an thrilling time for both Conwy and Himeji.“

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