Delegates from the city of Atsugi in Japan spent four days in Dunedin to establish and enhance relations with Dunedin. Their visit involved meetings with Dunedin City Council officials and the Deputy Rector of King’s High School, Darryl Paterson along with the opportunity to watch the Highlanders and Chiefs match played at Forsyth Stadium. The manuhiri also spent time at Ōtākou Marae. Atsugi City has a population of 225,000 and is situated southwest of Tokyo — an hour by train. The city has been chosen as one of the host cities for the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Olympic Games. [Read more…]