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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 Feb. 7, 1990
Sapporo City Portland, Oregon Nov. 17, 1959
Asahikawa City Bloomington-Normal, Illinois Oct. 11, 1962
Muroran City Knoxville, Tennessee Jan. 16, 1991
Obihiro City Seward, Alaska March 27, 1968
Obihiro City Madison, Wisconsin Oct. 25, 2006
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 Feb. 8, 1991
Nemuro City Sitka, Alaska Dec. 19, 1975
Chitose City Anchorage, Alaska April 21, 1969
Takikawa City Springfield, Massachusetts Aug. 7, 1993
Setana Town Hanford, California Aug. 11, 1991
Shakotan Town Seaside, Oregon June 10, 1968
Iwamizawa City Canby, Oregon July 19, 1989
Shimukappu Village Aspen, Colorado Aug. 29, 1991
Teshio Town Homer, Alaska April 7, 1984
Saroma Town Palmer, Alaska Oct. 28, 1980
Shinhidaka Town Lexington, Kentucky July 21, 1988
Memuro Town Tracy, California Aug. 5, 1989
Nanae Town Concord, Massachusetts Nov. 15, 1999
Noboribetsu City Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands Nov. 20, 2006
Aomori Prefecture State of Maine May 25, 1994
Hachinohe City Federal Way, Washington Aug. 1, 1993
Kuroishi City Wenatchee, Washington Oct. 5, 1971
Misawa City Wenatchee, Washington Oct. 4, 1981
Mutsu City Port Angels, Washington Aug. 13, 1995
Misawa City East Wenatchee, Washington Aug. 23, 2001
Tsugaru City Bath, Maine Sept. 7, 1993
Owani Town Novi, Michigan Feb. 3, 1972
Itayanagi Town Yakima, Washington Feb. 3, 1972
Tsuruta Town Hood River, Oregon July 27, 1977
Takko Town Gilroy, California April 18, 1988
Iwate Prefecture
Otsuchi Town Fort Bragg, California Oct. 15, 2005
Hanamaki City Hot Springs, Arkansas Jan. 15, 1993
Kitakami City Concord, California Oct. 25, 1974
Kuji City Franklin, Indiana Oct. 5, 1960
Yahaba Town Fremont, Michigan July 22, 1995
Hanamaki City Rutland, Vermont Oct. 8, 1986
Kanegasaki Town Amherst, Massachusetts Aug. 18, 1993
Iwaizumi Town Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin Aug. 6, 1992
Miyagi Prefecture State of Delaware Sept. 10, 1997
Sendai City Riverside, California March 9, 1957
Kakuda City Greenfield, Indiana Sept. 12, 1990
Iwanuma City Napa, California Feb. 15, 1973
Marumori Town Hemet, California May 12, 1990
Shichigahama Town Plymouth, Massachusetts Oct. 3, 1990
Akita Prefecture
Akita City St. Cloud, Minnesota Sept. 28, 1990
Akita City Kenai Peninsula Borough Jan. 22, 1992
Nikaho City Anacortes, Washington Dec. 16, 1965
Oga City Livingston, California Aug. 18, 1994
Nikaho City Shawnee, Oklahoma Sept. 27, 1990