“K”Line to provide free transport for prefecture capital celebrations

JOC Staff |

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) has announced that it has provided free ocean transportation of festival decorations that will be used at sightseeing and products promotion events in California, the United States, which will be held by six prefectural capitals in Tohoku region, Japan, in collaboration.

These events will be held in the aims of attracting tourism from foreign countries and expanding markets for local products of Tohoku, which was seriously affected by the great east Japan earthquake in 2011, and “K” Line has decided to provide ocean transportation for the events for free as part of supports for reconstruction of the region.

The festival decorations will be used at two events being held in Los Angeles County. One is the 75th NISEI WEEK JAPANESE FESTIVAL on August 15th and 16th in Little Tokyo, and the other is the 2nd RISING TOHOKU FOOD FAIR IN L.A from August 20th to 23rd in Torrance. “K” Line hopes the success of those events which will result in the improved recognition, the increase of tourism from abroad, and the expansion of the market of products in Tohoku region.