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Sister and Friendship City/State Relationships

Commencing with the signing of its first agreement with New York City in 1960, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government currently has sister or friendship city/state relationships with 11 cities and states around the world. Sports exchanges, including a youth football tournament, and technical exchanges and collaboration in fields such as the environment have been taking place in recent years.

Sister and Friendship Cities/States of Tokyo

City / State Country Date of Affiliation
New York (City) United States of America February 29, 1960
Beijing People's Republic of China March 14, 1979
Paris French Republic July 14, 1982
New South Wales Australia May 9, 1984
Seoul Republic of Korea September 3, 1988
Jakarta Republic of Indonesia October 23, 1989
Sao Paulo (state) Federative Republic of Brazil June 13, 1990
Cairo Arab Republic of Egypt October 23, 1990
Moscow Russian Federation July 16, 1991
Berlin Federal Republic of Germany May 14, 1994
Rome Republic of Italy July 5, 1996

Major Events and Activities

  • Tokyo International Youth Football (U-14) Tournament (held annually since 2008)
  • Official visit to New York City by the Governor of Tokyo (April 2013)
  • Tokyo-Beijing Air Quality Management Workshop (October 2013)
  • 20th anniversary of the Tokyo-Berlin friendship city relationship (2014) (events to include an exchange of citizen runners at the Tokyo Marathon and Berlin Marathon)


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