Hyogo and Washington established their sister state/prefecture relationship in October 1963.
By working closely on shared government agendas and issues, we can simultaneously gain valuable insight and share key information to further strengthen our sister state ties and advance the lives of our cites.
12 shared sister cities include:
|1||Seattle||1957 – Oct||Kobe|
|2||Spokane||1961 – Sept||Nishinomiya|
|3||Auburn||1968 – July||Tamba (Kasuga)|
|4||Renton||1969 – July||Nishiwaki|
|5||Kent||1969 – Nov||Tamba (Kaibara)|
|6||Walla Walla||1972 – Aug||Sasayama|
|7||Olympia||1980 – Apr||Kato (Yashiro)|
|8||Pullman||1989 – Nov||Kasai|
|9||Kittitas County||1992 – Apr||Sanda|
|10||Sequim||1993 – June||Shisho (Yamasaki)|
|11||Chelan||1996 – Nov||Kato (Tojo)|
|12||Port Townsend||2002 – Oct||Ichikawa|
|**click on a city to go to their website|