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Fukuyama City

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Sister Cities of Fukuyama City

 
Fukuyama City actively encourages exchange with other cities both domestically and internationally. Fukuyama City has one sister city in Japan and four sister cities overseas. They exchange culture, education, industries and information of various fields. With the cooperation of the Fukuyama Association for Global Exchange, Fukuyama aims to be an international city, open to cities all over the world.

Okazaki City (Aichi Prefecture)

 Okazaki City (Aichi Prefecture)

Okazaki City is located in the center of Aichi Prefecture, the hub of the West Mikawa District. Okazaki and Fukuyama have many points in common including the fact that they both started their municipal administration on the same day and both have done post-war reconstruction.
Date of Affiliation:
November 9, 1971
Purpose:
This city became a municipality on the same day as Fukuyama City. The size of the city and population were similar when the two cities became sister cities. These two cities were also both reconstructed after World War II. These two cities, with many similarities, exchange their education, culture, economics and aim to become modern citizen-centered cities.
Outline of the city:
Okazaki City is located in the middle of Aichi Prefecture. This location is also well known as the origin of Ieyasu Tokunaga and the warriors of Mikawa. Okazaki City has developed as the center city of Nishi-Mikawa
Exchange work:
Sister schools, Tomo Elementary School (Fukuyama) and Ida Elementary School (Okazaki), visit each other during the summer. Other organizations have exchange programs as well.

Hamilton City (Canada)

 Hamilton City (Canada)

Facing Lake Ontario and located near Niagara Falls, Hamilton is an industrial city hosting Canada's top-ranking steelworks.
Date of Affiliation:
October 4, 1976
Purpose:
These two cities with many similarities exchange their education, culture, industry and hope to improve the conditions of citizens' lives and promote social welfare. By expediting the relationship between Japan and Canada, they hope to contribute to world peace and welfare for humanity.
Outline of the city:
This city is located southwest of Toronto, Ontario and faces one of the Great Lakes, Lake Ontario, and is also near Niagara Falls. This city is also known as an industrial city as Canada's famous iron mill is located there.
Exchange work:
Citizens visit each other and there is also a youth homestay program in order for young people to experience different cultures.

Pohang City (South Korea)

 Pohang City (South Korea)

Pohang, facing the Sea of Japan, holds the greatest steelworks in Korea and has chosen the rose as its city flower.
Date of Affiliation:
January 19, 1979
Purpose:
These two cities inherited traditional Asian cultures. They recognize the importance and role of each city in an international society. They exchange culture and friendship and aspire to contribute to the growing friendship of these two countries and world peace.
Outline of the city:
This city faces the Sea of Japan. Their population is approximately 520,000. This city has the biggest iron mill in Korea. Similar to Fukuyama City, their city flower is the Rose.
Exchange Work:
Various organizations visit each other and exchange culture.

Tacloban City (Philippines)

 Tacloban City (Philippines)

Tacloban is the provincial capital of Leyte Island, located southeast of Luzon Island, location of the capital Manila. During World War II many of the 41st lnfantry Regiment, mainly formed by Fukuyama citizens, died in battle there.
Date of Affiliation:
October 19, 1980
Outline of the city:
This city is located 580km southeast of Manila and their population is approximately 165,000. Their main industries are copra, fishing, and weaving (matting). During World War II, many of the 41st Infantry Regiment, mainly composed of citizens from Fukuyama, died in battle and are buried in Leyte Island, where Tacloban City is located.
Exchange Work:
Leyte Day (Assembly for Peace)is held every year on October 20th. This memorial service is primarily participated by the families of those who died during the war. The Leyte YMCA and Fukuyama YMCA have exchange programs.

maui

 Maui County (United States of America, Hawaii)

Made up of several islands, Maui County is a beautiful area located in the state of Hawaii. Its economic center is the Wailuku and Kahului area, and tourist attractions of Maui include numerous resort hotels and luxurious golf courses.
Date of Affiliation:
May 17, 2008
Purpose:
Both Fukuyama and Maui County have common interests in education, culture, trade, and economics, and through these both cities wish to build trust between their communities. The two cities hope that through their efforts they will contribute to a more peaceful and prosperous society.
Outline of the city:
Maui County consists of the islands of Maui, Molokai, and Lānai, with a total population of around 150,000 people. The flower of Maui Island is the Lokelani, a variety of rose. In addition, during the Meiji and Taisho periods many people from Hiroshima Prefecture immigrated to Maui.
Exchange work:
Reciprocal exchanges between various groups in each community.