On June 19, Ambassador Hayashi visited the City of Ghent, at the invitation of the Mayor of Ghent Daniel Termont. During a meeting with the Mayor at the city hall, it was recognized that the cities of Ghent and Kanazawa, Ghent’s sister city, have many points in common, and that lively activities and exchanges are being organized. It was confirmed that both cities will strive to further strengthen the relations. Ambassador Hayashi also visited Ghent University, where he exchanged ideas with the Dean of the faculty of Literature Prof. Marc Boone, Head of the Japanology Department Prof. Andreas Niehaus and others. Ambassador Hayashi paid a visit to the “Ransho Garden” which was donated by the city of Kanazawa to the city of Ghent as well. Ms. Kono and Ms. Kurihara accompanied the visit.