Scholarship for Sister Cities International Youth Leadership Summit

Do you know someone aged 14-18 who would like to attend the Sister Cities International Youth Leadership Summit in Virginia Beach from July 12-16, 2017? Here is information about a scholarship to attend: http://socalsistercities.org/scholarships/ ATTENTION YOUTH AGES (14-18) Are you interested in knowing more about Sister Cities International? You can make a difference in your […]

SoCal Sister Cities Announces Winner of Japan Airlines Trip

On January 16th, 2017, Sister Cities International Southern California Chapter held a raffle with proceeds supporting the Sister Cities International Southern California Chapter Young Professionals Committee activities. We are pleased to announce the three winners of the raffle: Japan Raffle Winners:     1st Prize Japan Airlines Round Trip Ticket Los Angeles – Tokyo Edna […]

Save the Date: SoCal Sister Cities Regional Meeting March 4, 2017

Save the date for the next Sister Cities International Southern California Chapter regional and board meeting! We will begin by viewing the Sister Cities Young Artists/Authors Exhibit at the Valencia Library at 9:00 am, then move to Santa Clarita City Hall for the meeting beginning at 9:45 am. The regional meeting will be held in the […]

His Majesty the Emperor of Japan’s Birthday Celebration

Tues. Dec 6, 2016 The Consul General of Japan Akira Chiba hosted a celebration of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan’s birthday at the Consul General’s residence in Los Angeles. Tokyo Journal Executive Editor and President of Sister Cities International Southern California Chapter Dr. Anthony Al-Jamie attended a celebration of His Majesty the Emperor of […]

Sister Cities of Los Angeles Re-Launch Gala

On November 9th, 2016, Sister Cities of Los Angeles (SCOLA) held a re-launch gala at Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles. The organization, which was founded in 1959, oversees Los Angeles’s 25 sister city relationships. SCOLA had become inactive after City Councilman Tom LaBonge, who had been a driving force behind the program in recent years, […]

Autumn 2016 SoCal Sister Cities Regional Meeting Held in Anaheim

The Autumn 2016 Sister Cities International Southern California Chapter regional and board meeting was held on November 5th, 2016 at Anaheim University’s center in Anaheim, California from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. The theme of the regional meeting was “Best Practices and Success Stories” and speakers included Paul Waters of 1st Community Insurance Services, who […]

Anaheim and Mito, Japan Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Sister City Relations

On August 18th, 2016 a 26-member delegation from Mito, Japan visited Anaheim, California to commemorate the 40-year anniversary of sister city relations between the cities of Anaheim, California and Mito, Japan. This delegation included Mito Mayor Yasushi Takahashi, Mito City Council Chairman Shinyo Murata, five Mito City Council members, four Mito City Hall staff and 15 Mito […]

Santa Barbara and Toba, Japan Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Sister City Partnership

Toba, Japan’s Mayor Kusuichi Kida was among a delegation of two dozen people who visited Santa Barbara to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Santa Barbara-Toba Sister City partnership. On Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens became home to three Japanese Cherry Blossom trees, donated by the City of Toba. The group spent the day […]