CSCI Cheering Stations at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

In celebration of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, various Chicago Sister Cities International committees will join with international organizations and foreign consulates to cheer on and celebrate international runners at points along the marathon route on Sunday, October 9. Stations will have signs in foreign languages, flags and other activities. Committee Cheering Station Locations…

Lessons in Effective Social Services Across International Contexts

Join a presentation and discussion about effective social service policy and practice across international contexts. Chicago delegates who traveled to Osaka in 2015 for an annual week-long social services exchange will discuss findings as they pertain to ethnic minorities, LGBT services, mental illness, developmental disabilities, homelessness and older adults. 6:00PM Reception 6:30PM Presentations from Exchange Participants 7:30PM Q&A RSVP…

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絆 Kizuna 5: Voices of the Youth Photo Exhibition

The 絆 Kizuna 5: Voices of the Youth photo exhibition displays the photos of Sendai-based photographer Kiyotaka Shishido who visited the Tohoku region of Japan to visually document portraits of children who participated in a video project to mark the 5th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011. Accompanying each photo will be…

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絆 Kizuna 4: Through Our Eyes

絆 Kizuna 4: Through Our Eyes is the fourth phase of a multidimensional photography exhibition focusing on the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The first three phases toured venues throughout Chicago in 2012, 2013 and 2014. The exhibition will be at the Richard J. Daley Center Lobby from March 9–13 and the James R….

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CSCI at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

In celebration of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, various Chicago Sister Cities International committees joined with international organizations and foreign consulates to cheer on and celebrate international runners at points along the marathon route on Sunday, October 12. Committee Cheering Station Locations • Gothenburg, Sweden: Sandburg Terrace at LaSalle Street, between Goethe and Schiller • Osaka,…

OSAKA: Japan Festival

The Osaka Committee will have a booth and also present the photo exhibition Kizuna 3, at the Japan Festival in Arlington Heights on June 7-8, 2014. Japan Festival 2014 is the Midwest’s largest showcase of all things Japanese. The festival features martial arts demonstrations, video game exhibitions, taiko drumming performances, food vendors, a marketplace, J–Pop performances…

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OSAKA: 絆 Kizuna 3: Unbroken Circle

The Osaka Committee of CSCI, along with the Japan America Society of Chicago, the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Chicago and the Japan External Trade Organization Chicago, is proud to present 絆 Kizuna 3: Unbroken Circle, the third phase of a multidimensional photography exhibition focusing on…

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OSAKA: Japan is Back: The Phenomenon of Abenomics

As part of the programming for 絆 Kizuna 3: Unbroken Circle, the Japan America Society of Chicago presents the economic seminar Japan is Back: The Phenomenon of Abenomics, a Firsthand Experience of The Great East Japan Earthquake and the Progress of the Recovery featuring a keynote address by Mr. Ichiro Soné, Chief Executive Officer, JETRO Chicago;…

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OSAKA: Tōhoku Tomo Film Screening

Tōhoku Tomo is a Kickstarter-funded documentary film telling the story of true friendship and commitment to Japan’s recovery by the international community following the Great East Japan Earthquake. Countless people dropped what they were doing and dedicated themselves to Japan’s recovery. Many of them even took it upon themselves to establish non-profit organizations aimed at connecting…

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OSAKA: 絆 Kizuna 3 Opening Ceremony

An opening ceremony for the exhibition 絆 Kizuna 3: Unbroken Circle commemorates the third anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami. The ceremony will feature speakers and performances. The Osaka Committee of CSCI, along with the Japan American Society of Chicago and the Consulate General of Japan at Chicago, is proud to present 絆 Kizuna 3: Unbroken Circle,…

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Chicago Sister Cities International Festival

The 8th Annual Chicago Sister Cities International Festival transforms Daley Plaza into an international village filled with food, music, dance and merchants, August 5-9, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Chicago’s 28 international sister cities will be represented at the festival, where visitors will be able to sample international cuisine and view live cultural…

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Discussion with Ambassador Sasae

Chicago Sister Cities International is sponsoring a discussion His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador of Japan to the United States, presented by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. “Japan is back,” declared Shinzo Abe, prime minister of Japan, in a major speech in Washington this year. It may well be that the country’s ‘lost decade’ of…

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OSAKA: Panel Discussion on US-Japan Relations

Chicago Sister Cities International is sponsoring a panel discussion on 120 years of US-Japan relations with the Chicago Council of Global Affairs. The Chicago Council’s panel of policy and urban architecture experts will explore the progress of the physical and political landscapes of our city and celebrate the blooming fruits of the seeds of diplomacy….