Tokyo Station will become this week a sister station of Hsinchu Station in northwestern Taiwan.
Designed by the leading Japanese architects of the time, Tokyo Station was the creation of Kingo Tatsuno and opened for service in December 1914. Hsinchu Station, designed by Tsumunaga Matsugasaki, was completed in March 1913.
The signing ceremony is scheduled for Thursday at Hsinchu Station, with the stationmasters of both facilities in attendance.
“We hope to deepen friendly relations by organizing exchanges,” an official at East Japan Railway Co. said.
Tokyo Station has a similar relationship with two celebrated architectural masterpieces — Amsterdam Central Train Station in the Netherlands and New York’s Grand Central Terminal.
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