"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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60th Anniversary Year-in-Review

Sorry for the delay, but here is the video that was going to be shown at the SPNSCC 60th...

Submit Your Stories for the 60th Anniversary Annual Hochi Magazine

Dear Hochi Subscribers, I hope you have enjoyed reading the Hochi as much as I have...

Volunteer Needed for Membership Coordinator

Thank you Fusako Muro for your years of service! Fusako Muro (pictured on left), our...

Save these dates in 2016!

Sunday, January 31 3:00 p.m. “Hot and Cool Classics” by Saint Paul Civic Symphony,...

THE STORY OF CROW BOY

Created by Masanari Kawahara, Sandy Spieler, Steven Epp and Momoko Tanno. Performances...

Join us for our Annual Meeting & Celebration

A big thank you to everyone who has helped make this 60th anniversary year a success! ...

Silent Auction Items for Annual Meeting & Celebration

We are collecting items and gift certificates for silent auction at the annual meeting....

Jan 9 Tour of Mary Griggs Burke Collection @ MIA

SPNSCC is sponsoring a guided tour of the Mary Griggs Burke Collection at the Minneapolis...

Armistice Day Remembrance @ Landmark Nov. 11

ARMISTICE DAY REMEMBRANCE LANDMARK CENTER AUDITORIUM, 75 West 5th Street, St...

Michiko Harada, Atomic Bomb Survivor Testimony Events

On Saturday, September 26, at 1:00 p.m., atomic bomb survivor Michiko Harada will tell...