In celebration of the ten year anniversary of our Sister City relationship with Obihiro, Japan, delegates from Japan came to visit our city this week. They had a chance to tour the Capitol and UW campus, saw the views from the Monona Terrace and the Central Library and on Tuesday morning, they came up to my office for a presentation and to conduct a bit of business.
That evening we had a wonderful dinner ceremony to commemorate our long relationship. You can see some of the pictures of the Mayor of Obihiro, Norihisa Yonezawa and I below. I look forward to what the next ten years as Sister Cities will bring!
I would like to thank our Sister Cities representative Jo Oyama Miller for helping to coordinate this event, the translators, and all of the other City staff that came together to help make this visit a most memorable one.