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Message from President

Utilizing International Exchange to Revitalize Local Communities

Today, international exchange activities are becoming the key in terms of regional economic revitalization.

International exchange activities can be broadly divided into two categories: "exchange with foreign cities, including sister cities" and "exchange with foreign residents in the city. It is important to promote internationalization through international exchange and to create a comfortable city for foreigners to live in where their human rights are protected.

Citizens play the leading role in international exchange. We would like to form a network of citizen collaboration to enrich local communities and aim for citizen participation in international exchange.

Keijiro Minami
President of Kusatsu International Friendship Association

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