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SISTER CITY PROGRAM

姉妹・友好交流都市との交流

草津市の姉妹・友好交流都市や、滋賀県の姉妹州であるミシガン州との交流を深める活動をしています。

姉妹都市・友好交流都市との交流の推進

草津市は海外2都市と国内3都市と姉妹・友好交流都市提携を結んでいます。これらの5都市との交流推進のため、市とともに使節団の派遣や受け入れなどの交流事業を行っています。
また、米国ミシガン州ポンティアック市から使節団が来草する際には、市内の活動グループ「草津市ポンティアッククラブ」に協力していただきながら、互いに学び合うことができる交流を目標に受け入れの計画を行います。

ポンティアック市との交流写真

上海徐匯区との交流写真

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  • Pontiac City, Michigan, United States
    In August 1978, Pontiac City and Kusatsu City formed a sister city relationship. The City of Pontiac is located in Oakland County in southeastern Michigan, and is an industrial city centered on the automobile industry located southeast of Lake Huron. It is literally developing as the industrial, economic, and cultural center of Michigan, including Oakland University. →History of Sister City Program with Pontiac City(As of March, 2024) →Click here for the City of Pontiac homepage
  • Xuhui District, Shanghai China
    We entered into a friendship exchange city agreement with Xuhui District in May 1991. Xuhui District is located in the southwestern part of Shanghai, China, and one-third of the city is made up of luxury apartments and residential areas, and it is growing as an international city where many foreign companies are expanding. →Click here for the history of exchange with Xuhui District (H30.5.17 version) →Click here for the homepage of Shanghai Xuhuang District
  • Kanonji City, Kagawa Prefecture
    A sister city relationship was established with Kanonji City in October 1982. The giant sand painting ``Kanei Tsuho'' money mold is the symbol of Kanonji City, and it is said that if you look at it, you will not have to worry about money, so many tourists visit. →Click here for the history of interaction with Kannonji Temple →Click here for the Kanonji City homepage
  • Kusatsu Town, Agatsuma District, Gunma Prefecture
    We concluded a friendship exchange agreement with Kusatsu Town in September 1997. Our city and Kusatsu Town continue to have exchanges due to the fact that they share the same city/town name, which is rare in Japan. Kusatsu Onsen, one of Japan's leading hot spring resorts, is crowded with tourists throughout the year. →Click here for the history of exchange with Kusatsu Town (H30.5.17 edition) →Click here for the Kusatsu Town homepage
  • Date City, Fukushima Prefecture
    Date City and Date City participated in the Kusatsu Furusato Festival, which was held by an NPO in the city for the purpose of recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, and as a result, the administration began to interact with each other, and in November 2014 they received the Friendship Exchange Award. I tied it. Date City is located in the northern part of Fukushima Prefecture, and two-thirds of the city is recorded as forest. It is a declared city. →Click here for the Date City homepage

滋賀県ミシガン州姉妹県州友好親善使節団

1976年に米国独立200年を記念して、総勢165名による大使節団が滋賀県からミシガン州を訪問しました。これをきっかけに,両県州間での友好親善使節団の相互派遣が始まりました。
隔年での使節団派遣/受け入れの際には、ポンティアック市在住の団員のホームステイ受け入れや、草津市在住の団員の申し込みの取りまとめなどを行います。

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姉妹都市・友好都市特派員制度【KIFA会員限定】

草津市の5つの姉妹都市・友好交流都市を旅行されるKIFA会員の方に、特派員支援として3,000円を支給します。詳しくはKIFA事務局までお問合せください。

 

①各姉妹・友好交流都市につき、毎年先着1名に支給いたします。
②当該都市を訪問された後、そのまちの様子や訪問した感想などを400文字程度でまとめたレポートを書き、数枚の写真データとともにKIFAにお送りください。レポート文章は、KIFAの会報誌に掲載させていただきます。

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