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Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association

Building Leaders for a Global Community

 

—Peace through Personal Diplomacy —

 
Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 18, 2014
1. Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association Marker
Inscription.
This plaque was dedicated on the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the
Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association to honor the citizens of both cities
who are dedicated to peach through personal diplomacy.
November 8, 2013

Bob Foster
Mayor, City of Long Beach

Toshiyuki Tanaka
Mayor, City of Yokkaichi

Jeanette Schelin, President
Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association

Yokkaichi Friendship Garden
Rededicated in 2013 to the friendship between the citizens of Long Beach and Yokkaichi, this garden features cherry trees donated by the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens and the Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles, and crab apple trees donated by S.C. Yamamoto, Inc.

Special thanks to the Long Beach Parks and Recreation Commissioners and staff and to Professor Keiji Uesugi and his students at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona who contributed to the design as a class project.

The Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association Programs and Our Partners
Trio Exchange Program--Established 1965. Alternating each year with our sister city, one teacher and two high school students from Long Beach are selected to visit Yokkaichi as goodwill ambassadors
Torii Gate Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 18, 2014
2. Torii Gate Marker
Commemorating
the
Dedication of the
Torii Gate

A Centennial Gift
from our Sister City
Yokkaichi, Japan

In Friendship
Mayor Ernie Kell
City of Long Beach
Mayor Kanshi Kato
City of Yokkaichi

May 18, 1989

Donated By:
The City of Yokkaichi
in Commemoration of
the 25th Anniversary
Sister City Affiliation
July 1988
on a three-week cultural exchange.
Long Beach Unified School District

Yokkaichi English Fellows Program (YEF)--Established 1987. Each year Long Beach teachers or CSULB graduates have the opportunity to serve two years in a paid position as assistant language teachers at elementary and middle schools in Yokkaichi, Japan.
California State University, Long Beach
Yokkaichi Board of Education

Environmental Summit Program--Established 2007. Each summer 4 students and 1 chaperone from Long Beach study environmental issues and solutions with students from Japan and China at the International Center for Environmental Technology Transfer (ICETT) in Yokkaichi.
Port of Long Beach
ICETT

The Physicians' Program--Established 2002. Each year visiting doctors from Yokkaichi Hospital study medical issues at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and other local hospitals.
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

To learn more about the Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association and its programs, please visit us at www.longbeach-yokkaichi.org
 
Erected 2013 by Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association.
 
Location. 33° 46.54′ 
Torii Gate image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, April 18, 2014
3. Torii Gate
N, 118° 8.075′ W. Marker is in Long Beach, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on Federation Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Long Beach CA 90804, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Recreation Park Bandshell (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Long Beach Marine Stadium (approx. half a mile away); The Lone Sailor (approx. 1.6 miles away); Discovery Well - Signal Hill Field (approx. 2 miles away); La Ciudad de Valparaiso a La Ciudad de Long Beach (approx. 2 miles away); Discovery of Oil on the Hill (approx. 2.1 miles away); JAAN-2 Gun Battery (approx. 2.1 miles away); "Unity Monument" (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Long Beach.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located in Recreation Park.
 
Also see . . .  Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association. The selection of Yokkaichi as Long Beach’s Sister City can be traced to Nagoya being the Sister City of Los Angeles. That affiliation became official in 1959. The mayor of Nagoya recommended Yokkaichi as a sister city for Long Beach because of the close proximity of Long Beach and Los Angeles and Nagoya and Yokkaichi. (Submitted on April 20, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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