Sister Cities - Overview
New Zealand has more local governmental international affiliations with Japan than with any other country, whereas, New Zealand is the th most prevalent country for Japanese local government international affiliations. The first sister city agreement was signed between Christchurch and Kurashiki-shi (Okayama Prefecture) on 7 March, 1973.
Click here for the list of sister city inforamtion between Japan and New Zealand.
Past Anniversary Ceremony
- The 30th anniversary ceremony of the sister city relationship between Marlborough and Tendo City in Yamagata (23 January 2020)
- The 25th anniversary of Wellington-Sakai Sister City Relationship Celebration (13 November 2019)
- Signing ceremony for the Sister City agreement between Palmerston North and Mihara City (21 March 2019)
- The 10th anniversary ceremony of the sister city relationship between Eniwa city in Hokkaido and Timaru (26 February 2018)