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Governor meets with Japanese Ambassador to Mexico to discuss security, travel and Maya Train

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The governor of Quintana Roo, Mara Lezama Espinosa, met with the Japanese Ambassador to Mexico, Noriteru Fukushima. The pair met Thursday to discuss topics such as the Jata Fair in October, the importance of the Maya Train, Quintana Roo student scholarships, tourism promotion, security and greater tourism connectivity, among others.

During the meeting, both sides discussed Cancun’s hosting of the STS Forum (Science and Technology Society), a non-profit organization created in Japan in 2004, and normally held in Kyoto every Fall.

Likewise, working in collaboration with the MIRAI-Japan Institute for STEM projects in boys and girls in Quintana Roo, which is an integrative approach that encourages students’ interest in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics as it develops a variety of important skills.

As a result of the meeting, an alliance was created with the Government of Quintana Roo and the Embassy of Japan in Mexico for the exchange of young students to Japan with full scholarships.

They also discussed the importance of the Maya Train, which will allow a circuit connection of several states in the southeast of Mexico, which will mean that tourists and visitors have more overnight stay options.

In Quintana Roo, it will give travelers the opportunity to discover the natural beauties and cultural richness of the north, center, and south of the state.

During the meeting, a greater promotion in Japan was considered important to increase the number of visitors to the state. According to Sedetur, Quintana Roo captures 25 percent of Japanese tourism with two Aeroméxico flights from Japan to Cancun.

Fukushima stressed the importance of Quintana Roo since it is a favorable destination for the Japanese.