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Leadership:

Committee Co-Chair: Yoko Noge-Dean
Committee Co-Chair: Mark Scott

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The photography exhibit Kizuna 5, detailing ongoing recovery efforts from the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, is displayed throughout Chicago in 2016.
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絆 Kizuna 5 Economic Seminar

The 絆 Kizuna 5 Economic Seminar will feature a special program on doing business in Japan’s Tohoku region. Akihiro Ohyama, Chairman of IRIS USA will be featured as a speaker. More information and speakers to be announced. The economic seminar is part of 絆 Kizuna 5: Voices of the Youth, the fifth phase of an ongoing project focused…

絆 Kizuna 5: Voices of the Youth Commemoration Ceremony

  To commemorate the 5th anniversary of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, the Osaka Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International is hosting a ceremony to remember the victims, celebrate the reconstruction of the Tohoku region and show continued support from the people of Chicago to those affected by the earthquake and tsunami. The ceremony will feature…

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Chicago Sister Cities International Welcomes New Co-Chairs

Recently, the Advisory Board of Chicago Sister Cities International approved a resolution to require each of our sister city committees to have two individuals serve as co-chairs. To this end, CSCI is honored to welcome five newly appointed co-chairs: Ruben Ocampo, Co-Chair of the Bogota Committee Annette Seaburg, Co-Chair of the Gothenburg Committee Adriana Escárcega,…

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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…

絆 Kizuna 5 Panel Discussion: Emergency Response for Natural Disasters and Global Partnership

To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011, the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago will be hosting a panel discussion on emergency response and the importance of international cooperation during natural disasters. This panel discussion on natural disasters and global partnerships seeks to spread knowledge and awareness of…

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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,…