Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko is on her way to New York City to meet Mayor Eric Adams. They plan to discuss global issues such as climate change and energy problems.
Koike departed from Tokyo's Haneda Airport on Thursday morning for a four-day trip to New York City, the sister city of Tokyo.
Koike and Adams are also expected to discuss how people can coexist with the coronavirus.
Koike plans to visit a local organization that supports start-up businesses to learn their advanced approaches. Her Metropolitan Government is trying to boost the international competitiveness of Tokyo's economy by supporting start-ups.
Before leaving for New York, Koike told reporters that although her stay will be short, she wants to communicate that the two sister cities can work together.