Mr. Masanori Tanimoto, Governor of Ishikawa Prefecture, announced to reporters visiting the prefecture that the first charter flight between Komatsu and Shanghai left for Shanghai on the 17th, carrying 300 tourists.
The flight time from Ishikawa
to Shanghai, once six hours, has been shortened to two hours.
Governor Tanimoto said that because the prefecture has a sister province/prefecture relationship with Jiangsu in China, he expects that many Chinese tourists will come to Ishikawa.
is located in the center of Japan, facing the Sea of Japan.
It is characterized by its traditional textile industry, manufacturing and tourism.
has recently been striving to develop its high-tech industries and has obtained excellent results.
According to Mr. Tanimoto
, many of Ishikawa's manufacturing companies and businesses in other industries are making inroads into the Chinese market, including Shanghai.