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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.”

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IN THE BEGINNING – 1963

STILL GOING STRONG 50+ YEARS!

The Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association Program began in 1963 in the spirit of President Eisenhower’s 1956 “People to People” program.  Long Beach Mayor Edwin Wade, 1963-09-24 - Mayors Wade & Hirata w-Dr. John Kashiwabara PhotoYokkaichi Mayor Sukenori Hirata, The Port of Long Beach, Friends of Yokkaichi and numerous citizens in both countries, established the first and one of the most successful sister cities.

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 Yokkaic2013 Kizuna Coverhi and Long Beach in October & November 2013.

Yokkaichi City has published, “Kizuna, The Bonds Beyond the Ocean”, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City association. This beautiful book begins in 1963 and chronicles the programs (with photos 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 booClick 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 who will arrive:

July 22, 2018 - August 9, 2018

We will need 6 families to host the two students and teacher. 

if you are interested in hosting a teacher or student for a period of 9 days, please contact Trio Chairperson, Yoko Pusavat at
yoko.pusavat@csulb.edu. 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION & DOWNLOAD THE HOST FAMILY APPLICATION FORMS.

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.

2018 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

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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.

2018 APPLICATION FORM IS NOW AVAILABLE.

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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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“YOURAN” HANDBOOK
READ ALL ABOUT YOKKAICHI’S ATTRACTIONS
AND FOLLOW THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS OF THE CITY.
   
http://www.city.yokkaichi.lg.jp/youran/HP_yokkaichiyouran-ENG.pdf
 

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