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Sister State and Sister City Relations Between the U.S. and Northern Japan

Japanese Prefectures & Cities U.S. Counterparts Date Signed
Hokkaido State of Massachusetts February 7, 1990
Sapporo City Portland, Oregon November 17, 1959
Asahikawa City Bloomington-Normal, Illinois October 11, 1962
Muroran City Knoxville, Tennessee January 16, 1991
Obihiro City Seward, Alaska March 27, 1968
Kitami City Elizabeth, New Jersey June 12, 1969
Iwamizawa City Pocatello, Idaho May 20, 1985
Ebetsu City Gresham, Oregon May 20, 1977
Mombetsu City Newport, Oregon April 8, 1966
Mombetsu City Fairbanks, Alaska February 8, 1991
Nemuro City Sitka, Alaska December 19, 1975
Chitose City Anchorage, Alaska April 21, 1969
Takikawa City Springfield, Massachusetts August 7, 1993
Setana Town Hanford, California August 11, 1991
Shakotan Town Seaside, Oregon June 10, 1968
Kurisawa Town Canby, Oregon July 19, 1989
Shimukappu Town Aspen, Colorado August 29, 1991
Teshio Town Homer, Alaska April 7, 1984
Saroma Town Palmer, Alaska October 28, 1980
Shizunai Town Lexington, Kentucky July 21, 1988
Memuro Town Tracy, California August 5, 1989
Nanae Town Concord, Massachusetts November 15, 1999
Takinoue Town Mountain Village, Alaska December 2, 1988
Aomori Prefecture State of Maine May 25, 1994
Hachinoge City Federal Way, Washington August 1, 1993
Kuroishi City Wenatchee, Washington October 5, 1971
Misawa City Wenatchee, Washington October 4, 1981
Mutsu City Port Angels, Washington August 13, 1995
Hirosaki City Martin, Tennessee June 13, 1998
Shariki Town Bath, Maine September 7, 1993
Iwaki Town (Hirosaki City) Milwaukee, Oregon June 4, 1993
Owani Town Novi, Michigan February 3, 1972
Itayanagi Town Yakima, Washington February 3, 1972
Tsuruta Town Hood River, Oregon July 27, 1977
Takko Town Gilroy, California April 18, 1988
Iwate Prefecture
Otsuchi-cho Fort Bragg, California October 15, 2005
Hanamaki City Hot Springs, Arkansas January 15, 1993
Kitakami City Concord, California October 25, 1974
Kuji City Franklin, Indiana October 5, 1960
Yahagi Town Fremont, Michigan July 22, 1995
Ishidoriya Town Rutland, Vermont October 8, 1986
Kanegasaki Town Amherst, Massachusetts August 18, 1993
Iwaizumi Town Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin August 6, 1992
Miyagi Prefecture State of Delaware September 10, 1997
Sendai City Riverside, California March 9, 1957
Ishinomaki City Everett, Washington August 23, 1993
Furukawa City Middletown, Ohio October 18, 1990
Kakuda City Greenfield, Indiana September 12, 1990
Iwanuma City Napa, California February 15, 1973
Marumori Town Hemet, California May 12, 1990
Shichigahama Town Plymouth, Massachusetts October 3, 1990
Akita Prefecture
Akita City (Yuwa Town) St. Cloud, Minnesota September 28, 1990
Noshiro City Wrangell, Alaska December 16, 1965
Wakami Town Livingston, California August 18, 1994
Nikaho Town Shawnee, Oklahoma September 27, 1990