OSAKA (Kyodo) Osaka Castle signed a friendship agreement Friday with a palace in the Austrian city of Graz after a 16th century Japanese folding screen depicting Osaka was found there.

Schloss Eggenberg became the first foreign castle to tie up with the Osaka landmark, which already has several domestic sister castles. Austrian President Heinz Fischer attended the signing ceremony held in Osaka.

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