Estonian state decorations (The Mayor of Saku City, Japan)

President Kaljulaid and Mayor Yanagida in 2019
Reception held in Saku Estonia in 2019
On 23rd February, Estonian President Office announced the Estonian state decorations. Mr. YANAGIDA Seiji, the Mayor of Saku City, Japan shall be conferred with the decoration in recognition of his contribution in developing of relations between Estonia and Japan, and two Saku cities.
Saku Municipality, Estonia and Saku City, Nagano Prefecture of Japan signed a Friendship City Agreement in 2007 and a Sister City Agreement in 2019, based on mutual trust and respect cultivated by mutual visits by local government officials and children, homestay exchanges, joint culture and sports activities, etc. The Embassy hopes that both municipalities will continue to contribute to the promotion of mutual understanding and friendship between the two countries in a wide range of fields such as education, culture, arts, and economy.