The Consul General Nishimaki, who had been in Izmir due to the Japan Sakura Inspiration Izmir Japan Culture Week Events organized by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and JIKAD (Japan Izmir Intercultural Friendship Association), spoke in Turkish at the meeting. Nishimaki said: “Turkey is my second homeland. The activities of Japanese business people in Turkey are increasing steadily. We're in a much better point than we were 20 years ago. The Japanese people is very happy to work in Turkey. We want to improve our relations with Turkey and Izmir.”
While Nishimaki presented a table clock and a calendar to Tunç Soyer, the Mayor of Izmir, Tunç Soyer presented a Clock Tower embossed plaquet to Nishimaki.