Sister-City Relationships

2019/7/10

Cities in Japan and BC/Yukon have established many sister-city relationships. Click on the highlighted city names to visit the their websites. Some websites contain further details about their specific sister-city relationships.

 

* indicates the website is in Japanese only. Use an on-line translation service to translate a word, phrase or web page to get an idea of its contents.
 

Japan British Columbia
Year of Agreement
Moriguchi-shi (Osaka-fu)* New Westminster
1963
Yokohama-shi (Kanagawa-ken) Vancouver
1965
Kushiro-shi (Hokkai-do) Burnaby
1965
Owase-shi (Mie-ken)* Prince Rupert
1968
Chiba-shi (Chiba-ken) North Vancouver
1970
Wakayama-shi (Wakayama-ken) Richmond
1973
Ikeda-cho (Hokkai-do)* Penticton
1977
Kamisunagawa-cho (Hokkai-do)* Sparwood
1980
Kasugai-shi (Aichi-ken) Kelowna
1981
Shiraoi-cho (Hokkai-do)* Quesnel
1981
Ishikari-shi (Hokkai-do) Campbell River
1983
Morioka-shi (Iwate-ken) Victoria
1985
Abashiri-shi (Hokkai-do) Port Alberni
1986
Tome-cho (Miyagi-ken)* Vernon
1986
Izu-shi(Shizuoka-ken)* Nelson
1987
Bandai-machi (Fukushima-ken)* Oliver
1988
Date-shi (Hokkai-do)* Lake Cowichan
1989
Koto-ku (Tokyo-to)* Surrey
1989
Embetsu-cho (Hokkai-do)* Castlegar
1989
Uji-shi (Kyoto-fu) Kamloops
1990
Inashiki-shi (Ibaraki-ken)* Salmon Arm
1990
Bifuka-cho (Hokkai-do)* Ashcroft
1994
Numata-cho (Hokkai-do)* Port Hardy
1994
Izu-shi (Shizuoka-ken)* Hope
1995
Toyokoro-cho (Hokkai-do) Summerland
1996
Oyama-cho (Shizuoka-ken)* Mission
1996
Saitama-shi (Saitama-ken) Nanaimo
1996
Fukagawa-shi (Hokkaido) Abbottsford
1998
Karuizawa-machi (Nagano)* Whistler
1999
Shika-machi (Ishikawa-ken)* Colwood
1999
Shimizu-cho (Ishikawa-ken)* Squamish
2003
Annaka-shi (Gunma)* Kimberley
2005
2008
(33 cities)    
Japan Yukon
Year of Agreement
Ushiku-shi (Ibaraki-ken) White Horse
1985
(1 city)

For Canadian local authorities wishing to establish as sister-city relationship with a Japanese local authority are advised to view the List of Japanese Local Authorities looking for Exchange Partners and direct their inquiries or requests to the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) office in New York.

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