【Established Date】Tianjin and Kobe of Japan officially established friendship-city relations on June 24, 1973, which is the first pair of friendship cities concluded between China and Japan as well as between China and foreign countries.
【City Characteristics】Kobe is the core city of the Hanshin Industrial Zone in Japan, and its industries are mainly based on transportation machinery, steel, rubber and motors. The business is well developed, mainly engaged in textiles, furniture and department stores. Kobe Port is one of the largest international trading ports in the world. Kobe has the most advanced medical technology research institutions in Japan, and is committed to building a “Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster (KBIC)”. Kobe’s specialties include sake, wine, pearls and Kobe beef.
【Cooperation Fields】Senior leaders and people from all walks of life in Tianjin and Kobe exchanged visits frequently, and have developed fruitful cooperation in ports, education, sports, animal breeding, youth exchanges and other fields.