"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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Japanese American Incarceration Day of Remembrance Feb 19

February 19 at the Minnesota History Center Seventy-five years ago, the lives of more...

Join us Potluck February 17 in honor of NSPSCC President

Metro State and Nagasaki University Signing MOU The Nagasaki St. Paul Sister City...

Delegation Presents Sachiko Yasui with Copy of Book

Book was also Presented to Mayor Taue On January 3, Caren Stelson led a delegation to...

SPNSCC  Annual Business Meeting and Sushi Social Nov 16

Wednesday, November 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Kellogg Square Apartments Party Room 111 E....

Celebration of 2016 & Sachiko

Enjoy good food and fellowship and learn about our 2016 and 2017 activities at the SPNSCC...

SPNSCC Annual Celebration Dinner Dec 3

Saturday, December 3, at the Minnesota Humanities Center Enjoy good food and fellowship...

Wishes for Peace Reception

An Art Exhibition by Yang Mee-Moua Yang October 1-31,2016 Opening Reception October 14,...

Publishing of Sachiko: A Promise Kept

In 2010, Caren Stelson, an author from Minnesota, wrote a letter to Sachiko Yasui, a...

Hiroshima Nagasaki Commemoration Events

Events are hosted through-out August Join us for the following commemoration...

Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival August 21

Expanded festival will include more entertainment, food, and vendors! The 2016 Como...