"Bridging Cultures Through Understanding"

Saint Paul - Nagasaki Sister City Committee

Mission Statement

The Saint Paul-Nagasaki Sister City Committee is committed to cultural understanding and appreciation, through both public and members-only events, and the continual development of our sister city relationship with Nagasaki, Japan.

Who We Are

The Saint Paul-Nagasaki Sister City Committee (SPNSCC) was commissioned as the first Japanese-American city partnership in 1955, predating the International Sister City Affiliation enacted by Congress during the Eisenhower administration.  Its purpose was, and continues to be, to promote beneficial relationships between the American and Japanese people in the two cities, and to promote the cause of peace.

What We Do

Our first programs helped the city of Nagasaki recover from the damage it sustained from nuclear bombing during World War II.  Today, we continue to connect Japanese and American cultures through grass-roots ambassadorship and to promote Japanese culture in the greater Twin Cities metro area.

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Annual Dinner to Honor Metro State – Nagasaki University Exchange Dec 2

Saturday, December 2, at Metro State Saint Paul – Nagasaki’s Annual...

Lanesboro marks Anniversary of Return of the Sword

Lanesboro marks Anniversary of Return of the Sword on September 21,...

Saint Paul Civic Symphony First Concert of Season Oct 22

“An Autumn Journey” Brahms – Symphony No. 3 Takemitsu – Night...

Nov 15 Sushi Social and Business Meeting

Enjoy Sushi and sake at SPNSCC annual business meeting on Wednesday, November 15,...

Nov 10 Concert for Peace at the Ordway

“Then spake Sir Launcelot . . . and I shall send a messenger unto my lord Arthur, a...

Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemoration Events

Each event unique – participate in one or all! Each year we remember the atomic...

Lantern Lighting Festival renamed Como Japanese Obon Festival

New name reflects Japanese holiday the event celebrates. The 2017 Como Park Japanese...

11th Day Prayer for Peace

Theme is “Every Word is Precious” The 11th Day Prayer for Peace is an annual...

Dinner in honor of Takayuki Miyanishi and students

Dinner in honor of Takayuki Miyanishi and students Sunday, June 4, 6:00...

Harukaze Concert (JASM) on the 7th

Nagasaki University/MetroState student exchange   We welcome Ayano Tsuchihashi and...