General Consul Akira Muto Visits Bath, May 10, 2013

The Bath-Tsugaru Sister City Exchange Program and the City of Bath is pleased to welcome Akira Muto, Consul General of Japan on Friday, May 10, 2013. Mr. Muto will travel from his Boston office to visit Governor LePage at the State Capital, Bath City officials, and other Maine-Japan exchange programs.

Bath, Maine and Tsugaru City, Japan are celebrating 20 years of intercultural exchange. The exchange began to commemorate the efforts by Japanese villagers to rescue sailors of the Bath-built ship the Cheseborough, which wrecked in 1889 off the coast of Shariki (now Tsugaru) Japan.