An introduction to Shandong Province, China
Shandong Province in China and Yamaguchi Prefecture signed a document of concord in August 1982. They have used these friendly relations constructively since then, to work together in many fields. Most of their efforts have been directed towards protecting the environment, the economy, tourism, agriculture, fishing, and culture.
For five years, beginning in 1998, numerous volunteers from Yamaguchi participated in the planting of 500 hectares of forest on the banks of the Yellow River, to prevent sand from being blown away, and thereby protect the environment.
To celebrate 20 years since the signing of the document of concord, Governor Nii visited Shandong province in 2002, and pledged to keep promoting friendly relations between the two areas.
Shandong Province Outline
Surface area: 9.6 million square kilometers
Population: 92.5 million
Government headquarters: Sainan
Location: East coast of China
Economy: strong (particularly agriculture)
Industry: Energy and electricity production, metallurgy, building materials
Sightseeing: Shandong Province is home to several World Heritage sites, and is famous for being the birthplace of Confucius
Starting in December and continuing through March 11, the Hagi Uragami Museum is holding the 7th exhibition in the Yamaguchi-Shandong Series. The exhibit, titled ”Distant Utopia of the East: Antiques excavated from the Yantai Region” (東方はるかなユートピア －煙台地区出土文物精華－), held in collaboration with the Shandong Provincial Museum, features hundreds of antiques from the northern Shandong city of Yantai.
Hours: 9:00～17:00 (last entry 16:30). Closed on Mondays.
Cost: General entry 700 yen, students 500 yen.
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