"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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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...

Fort Snelling Conversations: WWII and the Japanese American Experience

July 21 5:30-7:30pm Fireside Room, Kopp Student Center Normandale Community...

Mother’s Day Concert

Mother’s Day Concert at Landmark Center by Saint Paul Civic Symphony, sister...

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,...