Exciting time for our programs

Our youth exchange programs are the core of what we do. It is through these programs that we have maintained our friendship with Asahikawa for 53 years.

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Who we are

The Japanese Sister Cities Committee is a commission of 20 citizens appointed by either the City of Bloomington or Town of Normal council.  The committee is charged to facilitate the friendship with Asahikawa, Japan and serve as ambassadors of Japanese culture in Bloomington-Normal, which we have been doing since 1962.