The Lyon Junior Chamber (JCEL) had the honor of hosting a delegation of 10 Japanese visitors from Nagoya, who chose Lyon for the quality of its riverbanks, its Confluence project and its Vélo'V bike-rental system. This visit proved to be rich in cultural, economic and social exchanges.
Amongst other things, the Japanese delegation visited JETRO, a Japanese paragovernmental organization for the promotion of exchange and investment; and the Lyon Area Economic Development Agency.
The Nagoya Junior Chamber is, indeed, very interested in the development of the Rhone Embankments, and would like to follow the example of Lyon and its Confluence project.
Nagoya is a city of water, with many embankments to be developed and one of the largest harbors in Japan. And bikes are a very popular means of transportation in Japan. Thus, the Vélo'V bike-rental system, invented by Lyon, appealed very much to these Japanese visitors, many of whom are fervent bike riders.
Through this project, the Lyon Junior Chamber contributed to enhancing the city's influence by highlighting its greatest urban projects.
This information was reported to us by 3 ONLYLYON Ambassadors, members of the Junior Chamber: Denis Bouillet, Francis Pallini and Lionel Clarini.