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Tokyo and Los Angeles reconfirm their cooperation as respective Olympic host cities

The two cities will regularly hold discussions to further deepen their cooperative relationship. (Supplied)
The two cities will regularly hold discussions to further deepen their cooperative relationship. (Supplied)
The two cities will regularly hold discussions to further deepen their cooperative relationship. (Supplied)
The two cities will regularly hold discussions to further deepen their cooperative relationship. (Supplied)
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27 Aug 2021 05:08:53 GMT9
27 Aug 2021 05:08:53 GMT9

Arab News Japan

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the City of Los Angeles have reconfirmed on Friday that they will further develop the relationship between the two cities in a creative and practical manner.

The memorandum of understanding between the two cities was conducted on the occasion of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, and as host cities for the Tokyo 2020 Games and LA28 Games respectively.

The memorandum stated: “cooperation and solidarity between cities are essential to achieve a green, just, and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, which aims to achieve a sustainable way of life for people while taking action to address climate change, and to build a society rich in diversity where each and every person can be themselves and lead an active and vibrant life.”

The two cities renewed their agreements signed on July 25, 2018 including:

  • As host cities for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, sharing best practices and experience concerning an array of initiatives, both tangible and intangible, that will lead to an enduring legacy.
  • Accelerating an equitable response to the climate crisis to halve CO2 emissions by 2030 and achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2050 under the recognition that now is the “Time to Act”.
  • Enhancing resilience, including resilience to natural disasters.
  • Promoting friendship between our Sister Ports and their mutual development, including exchanging views on green ports initiatives.
  • Promoting gender equity as co-founding cities of CHANGE (City Hub and Network for Gender Equity)

Both cities designate the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs of the City of Los Angeles, and the International Affairs Division, Office of the Governor for Policy Planning, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, as the departments responsible for the steady promotion, exchange, and cooperation in these agreed areas.

The two cities will regularly hold discussions to further deepen their cooperative relationship.

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