"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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Volunteers Needed for Pan Asian Day April 25

Saturday, April 25 from noon to 4 p.m. Pan-Asian Day at the Minnesota History...

Nagasaki Road Naming April 20

Join Mayor Chris Coleman, Taikollaborative, Councilperson Amy Brendmoen and SPNSCC...

SPNSCC 60th Anniversary Tour to Japan October 2-11, 2015

Nagasaki Okunchi Festival, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima $3,750 includes airfare between MSP...

An Exploration in Peace and Reconciliation: Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Today’s Pathways to Peace

Saturday, April 18, 2015 8:30am 3:00pm Hamline University – Minneapolis Imagine the...

Annual Meeting & Dinner Dec 6

Join us for SPNSCC’s Annual Meeting for an evening of food, celebration and remembrance...

Give to the Max Day Nov 13

The Saint Paul – Nagasaki Sister City Committee is raising money to support two...

Hiroshima and Nagasaki Memorial, August 5-6 & 8

Each August we remember the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and renew our...

July 11 Prayer for Peace

This year’s Prayer for Peace has been cancelled. Please join us at the Hiroshima...

Normandale Japanese Garden Festival, June 14

Normandale Community College’s Japanese Garden is a two-acre oasis on its campus in...

Annual Cherry Tree Celebration, June 7

Free and open to the public! Bring the whole family to enjoy a summer morning of crafts,...