Sister City Celebrates 50 Years

The Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association presented Long Beach Unified School District President John McGinnis with a plaque recently commemorating 50 years of partnership between the Japanese city and LBUSD.

The nonprofit sister city organization is made up of volunteers who work to improve and maintain good relations between Yokkaichi and Long Beach through the exchange of cultural and education information and opportunity.  Programs include Yokkaichi English Fellows, which allows Long Beach teachers to teach in Japan, and the Trio Exchange, which allows teachers and students from long Beach to visit Yokkaichi for a three-week cultural exchange.