Local restaurants decided to surprise their customers with another dish from Russian cuisine – shashlik (a sort of barbecue).
おいでませ！プーチン大統領。焼き鳥の街、長門市では「ロシア風やきとり」キャンペーン絶賛展開中。 pic.twitter.com/NkROdZOpUQ— Akiyoshi Komaki 駒木明義 (@akomaki) 14 декабря 2016 г.
Journalists were offered waffles with green tea, and traditional Japanese desserts made from mandarins and rice flour while they were waiting for the meeting to begin. Other dishes in the menu for press included salty coffee and Russian bread baked by Japanese school children.
“There has never been such a big event in the history of our city,” the head of municipal press service Masaaki Murakami told the journalists.
Moreover, the city administration decided to make a website in Russian. They found only one person who speaks the language in the entire prefecture, but he was eager to help, a representative said.