60th Anniversary 2022-2023
Oakland-Fukuoka 60th Anniversary Celebration
Since 1962, Oakland, California, USA and Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan have been official sister cities.
We extend our deepest gratitude to the many community members who have contributed to the 60th Anniversary. Thank you as well to all of the community members who have joined OFSCA as host families, student delegates, and supporters of our community & youth exchange programs over the decades.
Purchase a 60th Anniversary T-Shirt by Eric Murphy
Friend of OFSCA and Oakland artist Eric Murphy designed a 60th Anniversary t-shirt celebrating the Oakland-Fukuoka Sister City Relationship. The shirts are still available for purchase via 2042 Gallery in sizes S through 4XL in various styles.
Left: Former Mayor of Oakland Libby Schaaf with Eric Murphy
Right: Fukuoka Mayor Sōichirō Takashima and Former Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
Join Our Public Events
Learn about our 60th anniversary events.
Support our 60th Anniversary activities with a donation
The support of our community is critical to making these grassroots citizen exchange events a reality. Thank you to everyone who has donated to make these events a reality in 2022!
Thank you for your generous support of the 60th Anniversary Celebration!!
Mural Unveiling Ceremony Program
RIBBON CUTTING & MURAL UNVEILING (Lakeside Gardens)
OFSCA OFFICERS & DIRECTORS, 2021-2023
FUKUOKA CITY DELEGATIONS
FUKUOKA MAYORAL DELEGATION
FUKUOKA CITY COUNCIL
With Gratitude to Our 60th Anniversary Mural Donors
Laurie Callaway, Terisa Chaw & James A. Hendriksen, Kelly Chou, Mark Frey, Matthew & Nancy Fujikawa, Funasaki/Gopalan Family, Taichi Goto, Roy Ikeda, Bruce Jaffe, Jeanie Lee, Miriam & John Mangini, Leslie & Ken Morishita, Jenn Murawski, Sydney & Chip Nakamura, Bahia Simons-Lane, Spritzer-Satomi Family, Rex & Janet Takahashi, Deborah Thomas, Lauren Tran in Honor of JJ Kotler, Dan Westerlin, and Joanne & Eugene Wong
Special Thanks to Our Partners
Mural Design Committee, Pebble Collection, & Mural Fabrication Volunteers*: Jessy Aguilar, Rachel Aquilina, Julia Berger, Zane Berger-Azevedo, Jimmy Chan, Mark Frey, Taichi Goto (FOFA), Liz Gregor, Violet Gregor-Alan, Samantha Hartington, Yukiko Honda (FOFA), Honomi Ijima (FOFA), Momo Kawashima (FOFA), Mona Koh (EBRPD), Everett Kotler, Ren Kotler, Barbara Luck, Aya Lux, Kylie Quinn, Gabriella Rojas, Tamiko Shibata (FOFA), Susan Svensson, Kuraha Takaishi, Paula Urtecho (EBRPD), Takanori Yoshiura (FOFA), Saki Yoneda (FOFA), Siram