"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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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...

Strategic Planning Session July 20

Mirja Hanson will lead the discussion All SPNSCCC members are invited to join the board...

August Nagasaki Tennis Exchange

This August, six youth tennis players will be coming from Nagasaki to participate in a...

OBAMA’S VISIT TO JAPAN

St. Paul-Nagasaki Sister City Committee sets the right focus. President Obama’s call...

SPNSCC Cherry Tree Celebration

Join us June 4 at Como Park! Bring the whole family to enjoy a summer morning of crafts,...

Helpers Needed for Pan-Asian Day at the Mall of America

SPNSCC will have a table at the giant Pan-Asian Festival at the Mall of America on...

Festival of Nations Volunteers Needed!

Help needed at the Japanese Food Booth at Festival of Nations, especially Thursday...