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In Constanta Tabacarie park, only a few hundred meters from the Parc Hotel in Mamaia resort, there is a "Japanese stone torch" given by the local Yokohama city administration in Japan following its twinning with Constanta in October 1982. At the base of the monument he wrote: "From the chairman of the Friendship Committee Yokohama - Constanta, M. Ariyama on the occasion of the 5 anniversary of signing the twinning document of the two cities".
In the book "133 of Years of Romania-Japan Relations", Ion Scumpieru, the former Counselor Minister at the Embassy of Romania in Tokyo, describes extensively the events of close connection between Romania and "Sunrise Country".
"The twinning proclamation was signed at 12 October 1977 by the two mayors, Gheorghe Trandafir (mayor of Constanta) and I. Asukata (Mayor of Iokohama). The ambassador of Romania to Tokyo was also present at the ceremony. The document says: "The cooperation between the two cities contributes not only to the consolidation of friendship and cooperation between Romania and Japan but also to the consolidation of peace in the world ... The two municipalities will exchange in the fields of culture, education and economy ... Parties express The conviction that this twinning will promote knowledge between the two cities and their citizens. " Constanta was the first city in eastern Europe and the eighth city in the world to infest Yokohama.
... In Constanta, they had a meeting with Mayor Gheorghe Trandafir and other representatives of the mayoralty, after which the guests visited the port, the shipyard, as well as the seaside resorts. The delegation was also invited to visit the Murfatlar Winery. From the notes later published in the Kanagawa Shimbun newspaper by some members of the delegation, it appears that the Japanese were impressed by the warm reception made by the hosts, they were glad that they could make a first impression of Romania as a communist country ; To know the economic and tourist possibilities of Constanta.
... Yokohama is located in the bay of Tokyo, not far from the capital of Japan. It has an 437,38 square foot and a puppet of 3,7 million inhabitants, which places it second in Tokyo. With a history of about 150 years, Yokohama has become one of the country's main maritime and commercial gates.
... Due to the good relations between the two cities, the Constanta City Council gave the name of Yokohama to a street in the city.