Edinburgh – Kyoto
In 1992, the Deputy Governor of Kyoto made a visit to the UK. Interchange had already been happening in the Lothian area, and in 1994, Kyoto signed a friendship agreement with them. After the reorganisation of the councils, intercultural exchange continued with Edinburgh and has been growing ever since with the agreement renewed in 1997. 2007 saw the 10th anniversary of links between Kyoto and Edinburgh, and cooperation and exchanges now focus on the areas of culture and heritage, education, technology and trade.