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Kitamae Ships Mayor's Summit
 
"Kitamae Ships Mayor's Summit" has been held every year. This summit is based on history and culture brought by the Kitamae Ships. The main purpose of this summit is to maintain close coordination among the cities and towns, and to achieve development of each community.

Since the first summit held in Esashi Town in the eighth year of the Heisei era, participating mayors exchanged views about how the Kitamae Ships could be used for community development. The head office of the summit is in Esashi Town Office.

First summit Esashi Town May 26, 1996
Theme: 10th Anniversary of "Shinetsu-Maru" shipping, and the Future
Participation: Esashi Town, Hakodate City, Fukaura Town, Tsuruga City, Wajima City, Tsuna Town, Goshiki Town,Takeno Town

Second summit Esashi Town October 28, 1997
Theme: "Sailing Course of the Kitamae Ships" and Legacy of Our Predecessors
Participation: Esashi Town, Hakodate City, Fukaura Town,Ogi Town, Tsuruga City, Kono Village, Goshiki Town,Sumoto City, Onomichi City

Third summit Onomiti City August 1, 1998
Participation: Esashi Town, Hakodate City, Atta Village ,Fukaura Town, nakajyo Town, Tsuruga City, Kono Village, Tsuna Town, Goshiki Town, Takeno Town, Sumoto City, Kobe City, Onomichi City, Takehara City, Fukuyama City, Hutyu Town, Yunotsu Town, Hikari City

Fourth summit
Kono Village August 5, 1999
Theme: Romance of Around Japanese Sea Area
Participation: Esashi Town, Atta Village, Fukaura Town, nakajyo Town, Sakata City, Jyoetsu City, Kashiwazaki City, Tsuruga City, Kono Village, Obama City, Mikuni Town, Komatsu City, Kaga City, Monzen Town, Takeno Town, Sumoto City, Kobe City, Onomichi City

Fifth summit Esashi Town October 7, 2000
Theme: To 21st century Kitamae Culture, Economic Exchange, and Community Development
Participation: Esashi Town, Matsumae Town, Kaminokuni Town, Kumaishi Town, Hakodate City, Kodaira Village, Atta Village, Ajigasawa Town, Fukaura Town, Honjyo City, Sakata City, Jyoetsu City, Kashiwazaki City, Tsuruga City, Kono Village, Obama City, Suzu City, Kaga City, Takasago City, Sumoto City, Onomichi City, Yunotsu Town

Sixth summit Sakata City August 4, 2001
Theme: 21st century New Era for Interaction
Participation: Esashi Town, Ajigasawa Town, Fukaura Town, Sakata City, Jyoetsu City, Kashiwazaki City, Tsuruga City, Kaga City, Takeno Town, Onomichi City, Saigo Town

Seventh summit Kaga City August 11, 2002
Theme: Community Development and Collaboration by the use of the Kitamae Ships
Participation: Esashi Town, Atta Village, Ajigasawa Town, Fukaura Town, Honjyo City, Sakata City, Kashiwazaki City, Tsuruga City, Kono Village, Obama City, Mikuni Town, Suzu City, Kanazawa City, Matto City, Komatsu City, Kaga City, Yamanaka Town, Mikawa Town, Monzen Town, Goshiki Town, Takeno Town, Onomichi City, Hikari City