Building Leaders for a Global Community
— Peace through Personal Diplomacy —
This plaque was dedicated on the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the
Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association to honor the citizens of both cities
who are dedicated to peach through personal diplomacy.
November 8, 2013Bob Foster
Mayor, City of Long Beach
Mayor, City of Yokkaichi
Jeanette Schelin, President
Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association
Yokkaichi Friendship Garden
Rededicated in 2013 to the friendship between the citizens of Long Beach and Yokkaichi, this garden features cherry trees donated by the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens and the Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles, and crab apple trees donated by S.C. Yamamoto, Inc.
Special thanks to the Long Beach Parks and Recreation Commissioners and staff and to Professor Keiji Uesugi and his students at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona who contributed to the design as a class project.
The Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association Programs and Our PartnersTrio Exchange Program
. Alternating each year with our sister city, one teacher and two high school students from Long Beach are selected to visit Yokkaichi as goodwill ambassadors on a three-week cultural exchange.Long Beach Unified School DistrictYokkaichi English Fellows Program (YEF)
. Each year Long Beach teachers or CSULB graduates have the opportunity to serve two years in a paid position as assistant language teachers at elementary and middle schools in Yokkaichi, Japan.California State University, Long Beach
Yokkaichi Board of EducationEnvironmental Summit Program
. Each summer 4 students and 1 chaperone from Long Beach study environmental issues and solutions with students from Japan and China at the International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer (ICETT) in Yokkaichi.Port of Long Beach
ICETTThe Physicians' Program
. Each year visiting doctors from Yokkaichi Hospital study medical issues at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and other local hospitals.Long Beach Memorial Medical CenterTo learn more about the Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association and its programs, please visit us at www.longbeach-yokkaichi.org