Support for Sister City

Support for Sister City Affiliations and Exchange

CLAIR Singapore provides support for the establishment of sister city affiliations and friendly relations between local governments in Japan and the ASEAN region as well as India. Specifically, the support is rendered in the following forms:

  1. Collect and publish information pertaining to the establishment of sister city affiliations / friendly relations between local governments in Japan and the ASEAN region as well as India;
  2. Survey and evaluate existing affiliations / relations, and identify outstanding cases that may serve as references to future exchanges;
  3. Provide advice and consultation on establishing sister city affiliation / friendly relation, and at the same time provide assistance in locating suitable partner cities in the event where such request arises.

Please kindly contact CLAIR Singapore should your organization wish to establish sister city affiliation / friendly relation with a Japanese local government.

List of Sister City Affiliations with Japan (by country)

The following is a list of sister city affiliations conducted between local governments in Japan and the ASEAN region as well as India (as of 29th Feb 2015):

Indonesia

Prefecture Local Government Affiliated Counterpart
Yamagata Papua
Chiba Medan, North Sumatra
Tokyo Jakarta
Kyoto Yogyakarta
Osaka East Java
Shimane Mas Village, Bali
Kochi Surabaya, East Java

Thailand

Prefecture Local Government Affiliated Counterpart
Hokkaido Hokkaido Chiangmai Province
Ibaraki Yuki City Mae Sai, Chiang Rai
Saitama Yasothon, Yasothon
Chiba Bangkok
Toyama Chiangmai, Chiangmai
Fukuoka Bangkok

India

Prefecture Local Government Affiliated Counterpart
Kanagawa Mumbai, Maharashtra
Tottori,
Shimane
Nakaumi Shinjiko Daisen Keniki Shichokai Kerala
Okayama Pimpri Chinchwad, Maharashtra
Okayama Pune, Maharashtra
Hiroshima Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
Fukuoka Delhi

Vietnam

Prefecture Local Government Affiliated Counterpart
Osaka Ho Chi Minh City
Fukuoka Hanoi City
Fukuoka Kitakyusyu City Haiphong

Philippines

Prefecture Local Government Affiliated Counterpart
Hokkaido Baguio, Benguet
Aomori Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Iwate La Trinidad, Benguet
Yamagata Kawit
Yamagata General Trias
Ibaraki Sakuragawa City Bacoor, Cavite
Ibaraki Sakai Town Marikina,
Gunma Muntinlupa
Saitama Baguio, Benguet
Chiba Quezon
Chiba Legazpi, Albay
Kanagawa Manila, Luzon
 Nagano  La Trinidad, Benguet
Shizuoka Dagupan, Pangasinan
Kyoto Manila, Luzon
Osaka Manila, Luzon
Hiroshima Tacloban, Leyte
Kagawa Passig
Kochi Benguet Province

Malaysia

Prefecture Local Government Affiliated Counterpart
Saitama Miyoshi Town Petaling Jaya
Fukuoka Ipoh, Perak
Kagoshima Hioki City Subang Jaya, Selangor

Cambodia

Prefecture Local Government Affiliated Counterpart
Aichi Siem Reap Province
Fukuoka Kitakyusyu City Phnom Penh

Sri Lanka

Prefecture Local Government Affiliated Counterpart
Kyoto Uji City Nuwara Eliya
Osaka Moratuwa
Oita Usuki Cty Kandy

You can also obtain information on the sister city affiliations / friendly relations established between local governments in Japan and the world from the following link:
Information on Sister (Friendship) City Affiliations