Oakland-Fukuoka Sister City Association (OFSCA)

Oakland's Oldest Sister City Relationship, Since 1962

Celebrating our 60th Anniversary in 2022!

The sister city program between Fukuoka and Oakland began with President Dwight Eisenhower’s "people-to-people" program, which made the pairing of American communities with those abroad a national priority. Because of the many similarities between the two cities, the Oakland City Council adopted a resolution in 1962 making Fukuoka its official Sister City.

The Oakland Fukuoka Sister City Association helps to foster and promote cultural awareness, understanding, and friendship between the people and cities of Oakland and Fukuoka. We believe that this collaboration will strengthen us as individuals, strengthen our cities, our regional communities and our Sister City organization, which will ultimately enhance international understanding and harmony between cities and nations.

Summer 2023 High School Exchange

The 50th Annual Oakland-Fukuoka High School Student Exchange Program is expected to take place June 29 - July 10, 2023. Current Oakland high school students are invited to apply to participate in this 10-12 day program in Fukuoka, Japan.  Applications are now open and space will be limited to 6 students. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 10, 2023. Interviews with applicants will be scheduled in the weeks following the deadline. 

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