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Sister Cities International 57th Annual Conference

San Antonio, TX, July 12-13, 2013 Sister Cities International, elected officials, engaged citizens, community and business leaders will come together in San Antonio to discuss the power of multi-sector partnerships in building sustainable cities and sustainable relationships. The conference will feature a variety of keynote speakers from around the world, including Seishi Kohyama, Mayor of […]

LRSCC Celebrates Japan-United States Friendship on Arbor Day

On April 26th, 2013 the LRSCC and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero welcomed to Lansing the Honorable Mr. Kuninori Matsuda, Consul General for Japan in Detroit, for the planting of three Japanese Blossoming Cherry Tree saplings in Riverfront Park along the east bank of the Grand River.  The Sister Cities Commission with the generous support of […]

Lillian Kumata 1923-2013

  LRSCC Vice President and founding member Lillian Kumata passed away unexpectedly at her home on April 2, 2013. Lillian was a key piece of the Sister Cities Commission, and a dear friend to those who knew her. In her 56 years living in East Lansing, Lillian was deeply involved in local, national, and international […]

Lansing Recognizes Japanese Resolve in Aftermath of 2011 Japan Earthquake

Honoring the Japanese people and the memory of all who perished or were affected by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, Mayor Bernero joined with the Consul General of Japan in declaring March 27th as “A Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan”. The devastating 9.0 earthquake […]