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Sister City Information

Sister city relationships FAQ

Q1: How do I find a Japanese sister city?
Q2: What constitutes a "written agreement"?

Q1. How do I find a Japanese sister city?

There are many different ways to find a sister city in Japan. Depending on whether you have a potential partner in mind, or whether you have done any previous exchanges with the city, the process can differ. You may approach the city directly, or ask CLAIR to be the intermediary during the initiation process. For further information, please contact the International Exchange Division at CLAIR.

Q2. What constitutes a "written agreement"?

Please refer to sample agreements below to see what constitutes a "written agreement"

For Enquiries
International Exchange Division
Tel : +81-3-5213-1723
Fax : +81-3-5213-1742
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