Purpose / Mission: To promote peace and friendship between Higashimurayama, Japan and Independence, Missouri.
Year Established: 1978
Main Activities: Annual student exchange, adult exchanges (every five years). Cherry Blossom Festival in late April at the Sermon Center. Glendale Culture Club in association with sister city elementary school, Megurita, in Higashimurayama, Japan.
Newsletter Editor: Gerald Hancock, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (published quarterly)