Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sister City relationships Reception

On February 3rd,  Japanese Consul General Matsuda from Detroit hosted
"Ohio-Japan Sister City Celebration" at the Residence Inn in Troy, Ohio.
Mr. & Mrs. Konuma and Kaz Sato attended the celebration from
Gifu Sister City Committee.  Main guests were the six mayors from surrounding

areas, and others had Japanese companies located in their cities.
Other notable guests included Ohio State Senator Eric Kearney.
Please refer to the sister city relationships we have in Ohio below.

The event began with the Consul General's welcome remarks thanking
attendees for their contribution in "forty years of goodwill, exchange and
friendships between the states, cities, businesses, schools, communities and
families."  After the remarks from distinguished guests, there was
traditional Japanese dance performance by Mrs. Toyoshima and her daughter.

The reception that ensued was liberally supplied with fine Japanese foods including
sushi made to order by the chef of Sakai restaurant in Troy.  All of the attendees had
some kind of connections with Japan.  There were representatives of Japanese
companies in the area, JET alumni, Japanese American Citizens League,
the businesses that work with Japan and Japanese college professors and doctors.
 It was a somewhat mixed crowd, but many good conversations went on in the reception.
Everyone enjoyed the fine Japanese dishes tremendously.

Consul General Matsuda expressed his willingness to hold similar meetings in the future.
State of Ohio / Saitama Prefecture
Dayton / Oiso-machi, Kanagawa
St.Mary's / Awaji-shi, Hyogo
Milan / Yawata-shi, Kyoto
Cincinnati / Gifu-shi, Gifu
Troy / Takahashi-shi, Okayama
Middletown / Osaki-shi, Miyagi
Bellefontaine / Suzuka-shi, Mie
Euclid / Naraha-machi Fukushima
VanWert / Sumoto-shi, Hyogo
Celina / MinamiAwaji-shi, Hyogo
Lima / Harima-cho, Hyogo
Worthington / Sayama-shi, Saitama
Toledo / Toyohashi-shi, Aichi
Mansfield / Tamura-shi, Fukushima

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