Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association

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MISSION STATEMENT
“To create rapport between the cities by exchanging cultural, civic and educational ideas and issues and to promote better understanding and friendship between the United States and Japan.”
Founded in 1963

ABOUT US

The Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association is a non-profit 501c(3) organization made up of volunteers who work to improve and maintain good relations between the two sister cities by the exchange of cultural and education information and opportunity.

The Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association runs 4 annual programs: Trio Cultural Exchange, Environmental Summit, Yokkaichi English Fellows (YEF), and Physicians Program.  Click on the links to learn more.

READ ALL ABOUT Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association 50th Anniversary Celebration events that took place in in the cities of Yokkaichi and Long Beach in October & November 2013.

50th Anniversary Book

READ “Kizuna, The Bonds Beyond the Ocean”, a book published by Yokkaichi to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City association. This beautiful book begins in 1963 and chronicles the programs (with 2013 Kizuna Coverphotos of past Trio, YEFs, and Environmental Summit delegate) and events celebrated between our two cities.

Congratulations to Mayor Toshiyuki Tanaka and his dedicated, hardworking staff who worked for months compiling historical photos and documents to create this memorable book.   Click here to view “Kizuna”.

OUR FOUR PROGRAMS

TRIO PROGRAM

ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT

YEF

DOCTORS PROGRAM

2015 LB Trio
2013 Summit Photo
2013 YEF B. Duran Teaching at Minato
2003-02-14 - Doctors Photo

1 Teacher and 2 high school students visit the host city each year in late July on an 18-day cultural exchange tour.

Yokkaichi will be sending a Trio to Long Beach in 2018 and Long Beach will be sending a Trio to Yokkaichi in 2019.

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Each summer 4 students and 1 chaperone from Long Beach go to the Yokkaichi Environmental Center  for 10 days to study environmental issues with students from Japan and China.

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Each year LBUSD teachers or Cal State Long Beach graduates have the opportunity to serve two years in a paid position as assistant English language teachers at the elementary and middle school levels in Yokkaichi, Japan.

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Each February doctors from the Yokkaichi Municipal Hospital visit Long Beach to study medical issues at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and other local hospitals. 

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Contact Mike Vaughn with questions at mike@vaughnlawoffice.com or at
562-592-9350.
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