"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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Hiroshima Nagasaki Commemoration Events August 5-9

Wednesday, August 5th 5pm Lyndale Park Peace Garden Lake Harriet...

60th Anniversary Luncheon Registration

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Sister Cities of Saint Paul and...

2015 Volunteer Opportunities: Get Engaged!

Docents For the Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Exhibition and Pictures from a Hiroshima...

Seven Host Families Needed, August 6-13 for Junshin Singers

The Junshin Peace Singers 2015 are arriving on August 5 and leaving on the 14th.  We are...

July 11 Prayer for Peace

Service will honor the Saint of Nagasaki The July 11 Prayer for Peace service at Our Lady...

Nakamuras Visit Brought Joy (and Kites!) to Cherry Tree Celebration

Seikoo and Akiko Nakamura Traveled from Nagasakit to Clebrate our 60th Anniversary Seikoo...

Como Japanese Garden in Springtime

Please come visit the Charlotte Partridge Ordway Japanese Garden this spring! Designed by...

Cherry Tree Celebration and Kite Flying

This is the 60th Anniversary of St.Paul/Nagasaki Sister City. Events to help celebrate...

Exhibition Opening August 22 at Landmark Center

Join us for the grand opening at the historic Landmark Center on August 22nd with Mayor...

Nagasaki Road Naming April 20

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