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A cycling event cohosted by the Ehime Prefectural Government and a major Taiwanese bicycle manufacturer started Friday in Hiroshima Prefecture, looking to promote cycling routes for foreign tourists in the two prefectures around the picturesque Seto Inland Sea.

King Liu, 77, chairman of Giant Manufacturing Co., was among around 50 businesspeople and other visitors from Taiwan participating in the event, which kicked off in the city of Etajima and will cover routes totaling around 265 km through Monday.

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