Exchange and Diversity

We work to establish new links with and support for programs involving Saint Paul and Nagaski.

Events and Programs

Subcommittees of the SPNSCC work on a variety of projects, including:

  • Festival of Nations
  • Annual Obon Lantern Lighting Festival at Como Park
  • Annual August 9th Commemoration event at the Global Harmony Labyrinth
  • 11th Day Prayer for Peace with Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality
  • The mini Hochi newsletter
  • Special members-only events

Sister City Relations

The Saint Paul-Nagasaki Sister City affiliation has been commemorated by exchanges of official gifts and delegations on important occasions.  These have enriched the cultural heritage of both cities, and have led to the commissioning of the Paul Granlund sculpture”Constellation Earth’ for the Nagasaki Peace Park in 1992, and master potter Richard Bresnahan’s 1997 ‘Global Harmony Platters.”

The City of Nagasaki’s excellent English website can be found here.