"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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Helpers Needed for Pan Asian Arts Festival at Mall of America

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

Metro State University Offering Summer Course is Japan-US Communication

Course will feature two students from the Nagasaki Exchange Program The special topics...

Free educators webinar with Caren Stelson, author of Sachiko

Join the Five College Center for East Asian Studies at Smith College for a webinar with...

Cherry Tree Celebration June 3

Saturday, June 3 at 9:30 AM – 12 PM Fifth anniversary of the Gift of Trees from...

Pan-Asian Festival at Minnesota History Center on Saturday, April 22

Join in the fun at Pan-Asian Festival at Minnesota History Center on Saturday, April 22....

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...