Mayor Aboutaleb' s speech was "Rotterdam: Diverse, Entrepreneurial City for the Next Generation Economy." At the end of the conference, the Mayor invited our students to visit Rotterdam.
Two students, Ms. Azuma and Mr. Yasuda, among dozens of students, were selected to visit the Rotterdam between February 15th and 24th. They visited the mayor and accompanied him to the Deltares Institute, a water research laboratory. They also visited many places, including state-of-the-art clean-energy port facilities, the Embassy of Japan, and the International Court of Justice. Their remarkable experience was enhanced by the opportunity to meet passionate peoples with multi-cultural backgrounds such as a female entrepreneur producing and selling traditional Japanese foods in the EU market.