Oakland-Fukuoka Sister City Association

Oakland-Fukuoka Sister City Association The Oakland Fukuoka Sister City Association promotes cultural awareness, understanding and friendship between the people and cities of Oakland and Fukuoka
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Established by the Oakland City Council in 1962, this time-honored relationship between the two cities grew out of President Dwight Eisenhower’s “people-to-people” program. This program encourages a cordial paring of American communities with those abroad. Today, OFSCA’s programming focuses on two areas vital to all sister city relationships: introducing Fukuoka City and its culture to our community through numerous local events, and fostering mutual understanding and long-term relationships between generations of Oakland and Fukuoka citizens. We are proud that this camaraderie continues to strengthen ties between our cities, our regional communities, and the young people who serve as ambassadors to each country. OFSCA activities help to enhance international understanding and harmony. As a result of this program, many life-long friendships are formed.

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08/18/2019
Made it back to San Francisco— with all of our bags 🧳 and gifts 🎁🎁🎁to share with our friends and family!! 🙌🏽😋💕 @ San Fra...
07/03/2019

Made it back to San Francisco— with all of our bags 🧳 and gifts 🎁🎁🎁to share with our friends and family!! 🙌🏽😋💕 @ San Francisco International Airport

✈️🇯🇵✈️🇯🇵👘💕✈️
07/03/2019

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Sweet group send-off in Japan! ✈️FUKUOKA➡️SAN FRANCISCO✈️
07/03/2019

Sweet group send-off in Japan!
✈️FUKUOKA➡️SAN FRANCISCO✈️

Parents picking up their world travelers at the airport ✈️🇯🇵🌎🌏🌍 @ San Francisco International Airport
07/03/2019

Parents picking up their world travelers at the airport ✈️🇯🇵🌎🌏🌍 @ San Francisco International Airport

Ready for take off 😉✈️ 15 hour trip— here we gooooo!!
07/03/2019

Ready for take off 😉✈️ 15 hour trip— here we gooooo!!

Saying “see you soon” to our host families at the airport! ✈️👋🏼✈️
07/03/2019

Saying “see you soon” to our host families at the airport! ✈️👋🏼✈️

HUGE THANK YOU to this group!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽💯🙌🏽💯🙌🏽💯 it’s because of them that our trip was so incredible😋👍🏼 #travel #anaairli...
07/03/2019

HUGE THANK YOU to this group!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽💯🙌🏽💯🙌🏽💯 it’s because of them that our trip was so incredible😋👍🏼 #travel #anaairlines #fukuoka

Our gracious and generous hosts!! 🇯🇵🇯🇵 Many thanks for an amazing trip!!✈️✈️
07/03/2019

Our gracious and generous hosts!! 🇯🇵🇯🇵 Many thanks for an amazing trip!!✈️✈️

💐💐🎏🇯🇵💐💐💐
06/30/2019

💐💐🎏🇯🇵💐💐💐

Thank you for the beautiful tea ceremony!! 🙌🏽🍵👘 #japan #teaceremony #greentea
06/30/2019

Thank you for the beautiful tea ceremony!! 🙌🏽🍵👘 #japan #teaceremony #greentea

Thank you for the beautiful tea ceremony!! 🙌🏽🍵👘 #japan #teaceremony #greentea
06/30/2019

Thank you for the beautiful tea ceremony!! 🙌🏽🍵👘 #japan #teaceremony #greentea

Welcome reception introductions! 🎤
06/30/2019

Welcome reception introductions! 🎤

#fukuokafood
06/30/2019

#fukuokafood

👘🍜 #foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel
06/30/2019

👘🍜 #foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel

Always stop and make a bouquet at a flower shop!! 💐💐💐#fukuoka
06/30/2019

Always stop and make a bouquet at a flower shop!! 💐💐💐#fukuoka

#foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel
06/30/2019

#foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel

BAPE BAPE #BAPE
06/30/2019

BAPE BAPE #BAPE

Eating in the ramen stalls!! 🍜🍜 #foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel
06/30/2019

Eating in the ramen stalls!! 🍜🍜 #foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel

Nom nom nom 🍜#foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel
06/30/2019

Nom nom nom 🍜#foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel

Ordering ramen! 🍜 #foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel
06/30/2019

Ordering ramen! 🍜 #foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel

🐶🐶🐶hey pup!
06/30/2019

🐶🐶🐶hey pup!

06/30/2019

🐼🐼🐼☕️☕️☕️ #foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel

Kickin off the food tour 🥞🥞🥞#foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel
06/30/2019

Kickin off the food tour 🥞🥞🥞#foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel

Fluffy pancakes!! #foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel 😋🐼🥞
06/30/2019

Fluffy pancakes!! #foodtour #fukuoka #japan #travel 😋🐼🥞

Robby and his Softbank Hawks team! 🙌🏽⚾️💯🇯🇵#fukuoka #japan #baseball
06/29/2019

Robby and his Softbank Hawks team! 🙌🏽⚾️💯🇯🇵#fukuoka #japan #baseball

Had dinner at the coolest 🐟 restaurant!!! 👘🎣🐟😄#fukuokafood #japan
06/29/2019

Had dinner at the coolest 🐟 restaurant!!! 👘🎣🐟😄#fukuokafood #japan

06/29/2019

Gone fishin’ 🎣😂😋

Timeline Photos
06/29/2019

Timeline Photos

🎣👘🐟🎣🐟👘🎏👍🏼😄#fukuoka #japan
06/29/2019

🎣👘🐟🎣🐟👘🎏👍🏼😄#fukuoka #japan

Catching our own fish at the coolest dinner restaurant!!! 👘🎣🐟😄#fukuokafood
06/29/2019

Catching our own fish at the coolest dinner restaurant!!! 👘🎣🐟😄#fukuokafood

06/29/2019

Catching our own fish at the coolest dinner restaurant!!! 👘🎣🐟😄#fukuokafood

Catching our own fish at the coolest dinner restaurant!!! 👘🎣🐟😄#fukuokafood
06/29/2019

Catching our own fish at the coolest dinner restaurant!!! 👘🎣🐟😄#fukuokafood

🐟🐟Freshly caught dinner!
06/29/2019

🐟🐟Freshly caught dinner!

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Oakland, CA
94661-3022

General information

Student Exchange Program Each summer, Oakland and Fukuoka alternate hosting a group of six high school students for 10 days. Students learn about their host city through their home stay and participation in local activities. Cultural interaction takes place both in Oakland and Fukuoka. Oakland students can participate by visiting Japan and Oakland families can serve as host families to students from Fukuoka. Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention Held in Fukuoka, the Convention aims to build bridges between nations across the Pacific Rim by fostering bonds among the next generation of world citizens. OFSCA selects four Oakland elementary school students to participate in the annual program. Torii Gate Maintenance In 2002, the Torii Gate was unveiled near Lake Merritt to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Oakland Fukuoka sister city relationship. OFSCA is committed to the upkeep and beautification of the area to ensure that the Torii Gate, along with the surrounding area, can be enjoyed for years to come. OFSCA is a member of the East Bay Garden Club and holds quarterly clean-up days at the Gate. Otsukimi The famous Japanese moon viewing festival is held in October close to the full moon. The event showcases traditional Japanese activities and is open to the public. Participation in Local Cultural Festivals In order to maintain and strengthen Japanese cultural ties in the East Bay, we participate in local festivals throughout the year, including the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco.

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Just waved goodbye to this great team of Oakland Junior Ambassadors headed to Fukuoka! What an exciting 2 weeks are ahead for them and thank you Linda Nakamura for your amazing leadership and kindness.