MINOKAMO POINTS WAY TO FRIENDSHIP

Dubbo’s Coronation Drive is now officially Minokamo Way in recognition of 30 years of sister friendship between the two cities.

Mayor of the Dubbo Region Councillor Ben Shields was joined by Minokamo Mayor Mr Seiiti Ito and Japan’s Consul-General to NSW Kiya Masahiko for the street sign unveiling ceremony on Sunday.

Each spoke of the strong connection forged between Dubbo and Minokamo that has grown to be regarded as one of Australia’s most successful sister city links.

Hundreds of students from the two cities have participated in exchange programs between Japan and Australia since 1987.

Following the unveiling ceremony, members of the visiting delegation and Dubbo residents were entertained by Japanese music performances in Shoyoen Garden.

The garden was officially opened on 23 November 2002, the 153rd anniversary of the founding of Dubbo and the 13th anniversary of the sister city relationship with Minokamo.

The newly-named Minokamo Way takes visitors to the entrances of Shoyoen Garden and Dubbo Region Botanic Garden.

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Last Edited: 25 Nov 2019

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