Japan Council:Kansas City

Independence, Missouri Sister City (Higashimurayama)

Purpose / Mission: To promote peace and friendship between Higashimurayama, Japan and Independence, Missouri.

Year Established: 1978

Meetings: Meetings are held the third Thursday of the month.

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: glhresume@sbcglobal.net (published quarterly)