Okayama, Japan. The sister city to San Jose.
Hoping to give a more “News-reporter style” post as suggested in a comment from “Randramble”, I’ll try to offer up a tiny bit more information. The 50th anniversary celebration of the Sister City affiliation between Okayama, Japan, and San Jose CA I spoke of in my first post started yesterday April 27th and ends Monday April 30th. The itinerary for the event is too long to list here, but you can get the full details in the link below.. As far as the point of all this, simple put it’s the pairing of two cities in different parts of the world with the hopes of bringing people together. These people may have different views, cultures, and lifestyles but may also share similarities in other ways. It’s all about getting to know one another….face to face. For San Jose and Okayama, Japan, it started back in 1956.
To learn more, check out the following websites.
MarketWire.com: With a complete itinerary of the celebration taking place here in San Jose.
Wikipedia: Where it’s referred to as “Town twinning”
The Official San Jose CA website: Get a full break-down on the San Jose Sister City Program.
Sister-cities.org: Offers a full list of cities in California with sister city programs as well as nation-wide.
Hey Randramble, you were right, I was short on the info….thanks for the push!