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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017

Osaka mayor to end sister-city status with San Francisco over ‘comfort women’ statue

Japan’s third-largest city, Osaka, and San Francisco became sister cities in 1957 – part of a project to twin Japanese cities with American counterparts to foster peace between former enemies …


Then and Now: Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden

Spokanites have loved the Japanese garden at Manito Park for family outings, nature photos and quiet meditation since it’s opening in 1974. The area is named for Nishinomiya, Japan, Spokane’s …


Italian American Club to mark 50 years with new Sister City

On Saturday, the American Italian Club of Spokane will celebrate its 50th anniversary, as well as designate a new International Sister City with Cagli, Italy, a town with longtime ties …


Students from Cagli, Italy a vanguard for Spokane’s sixth Sister City designation

Gonzaga students have spent time in Cagli, Italy for a dozen years, and now a group of Italian students will be coming to Spokane. The exchanges are paving the way …


Washington, Japan celebrate 50 years

OLYMPIA – Leaders of Washington state and Japan’s Hyogo prefecture marked the oldest “sister-state” relationship in either country by making speeches, planting a tree, and feasting on smoked salmon and …


Petition about 20 years too late; ties to Russian city ended in ’90s

A liberal political group trying to rally its members to fight discrimination against gays and lesbians in Russia asked Spokane residents Wednesday to petition their City Council to cut sister …


Boring meets Dull in international partnership

Boring: Meet Dull. That’s what happened when two small towns, one in the U.S. state of Oregon and the other in Scotland, decided to get together and become sister communities.


Mayor visits first Sister City

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner last week rekindled the city’s relationship with its first sister city. This year officials from Nishinomiya, Japan, and Spokane celebrated the 50th anniversary of their sister …