Mishima, Shizuoka prefecture of Japan
Important times in signing friendly relationship
On April 16, 1996, Mishima, in Japan's Shizuoka prefecture, and the original Lishui city (now Liandu district) established a friendly exchange relationship.
On May 12, 1997, the original Lishui and Mishima formally established a sister-city relationship with the approval of The Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.
On Aug 15, 2001, after Lishui was established as a prefecture-level city in Zhejiang province, it renewed the sister-city relationship with Mishima.
Introduction to Mishima
Mishima is located in the east of Shizuoka prefecture, at the foothills of Mount Fuji and the throat of Izu Peninsula.
The city is 100 kilometers from Tokyo, covers 62.17 square kilometers and has a population of 110,000.
Its city tree is maidenhair, and the city flower is the cherry blossom.
The main industries in Mishima include services, construction, business, transport, manufacturing of machinery, metals and food.
The total output value of machinery manufacturing accounts for 30.1 percent of the total industrial output value, while that of general machinery accounts for 16.7 percent.
The degree of modernization of agriculture is also high. The planting industry focuses on rice, potatoes, Chinese cabbages, radishes and flowers, while milking cows, beef cattle, layers and broilers are mainly raised by the breeding industry.
Mishima has 14 primary schools, seven junior high schools, three high schools and five colleges, as well as the National Institute of Genetics of Japan, the international relations department of Nihon University and a railway research center.
The city's transport is well developed. The area was once called "Mishima Post" since it was one of the 53 courier stations connecting Tokyo and Kyoto. There are two railways in Mishima, JR Tokai and Shinkansen. The Mishima stop of Shinkansen is the tourism entrance for Izu (いず, a famous tourist attraction in Japan). In addition, the No 1 national line runs through the city.
Benefiting from its superior natural environment, Mishima has been a city with flourishing culture from ancient times to modern. It is regarded as "the model area of water and greening" by the Japan Land Bureau. The goal of the city is to develop "water, greening and culture" through education, residence, business and tourism.