Sister city agreement between Honolulu City and Edogawa Ward, Tokyo

2022.6.27 16:25
Edogawa-ku, Tokyo has signed a sister city agreement with Honolulu, USA, in order to deepen exchanges as a city aiming for a symbiotic society. It is the first time in 34 years that the ward has signed a similar agreement since the city of Central Coast, Australia.

Mayor Rick Blangiardi and Mayor Saito signed the agreement in Honolulu (provided by Edogawa Ward)

Honolulu is the capital of Hawaii with a population of about 1 million and is one of the world's leading resort destinations. They have accepted immigrants from all over the world, including Asia, Polynesia, and Europe, and have built a society that integrates diverse ethnic cultures. About 36,000 people with roots in about 120 countries and regions live in Edogawa Ward, accounting for 5.2% of the population.
The agreement stipulates that the two cities aiming to realize a symbiotic society will "communicate regularly and achieve mutually fruitful activities." Mayor Takeshi Saito, who attended the signing ceremony at the site, said, "For the happiness of both cities, we hope to deepen friendship and grow together."

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