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Spokane-Nishinomiya Sister City Society

Celebrating 59 years of Friendship

Become a member (or renew your membership) and support the Society.

The mission of the Spokane-Nishinomiya Sister City Society is to promote goodwill between the people of Spokane, Washington and Nishinomiya, Japan through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation with cultural, educational and economic activities and exchanges.

We encourage all Spokane citizens to be actively involved by becoming members, attending Society events, hosting exchange guests, assisting with fundraisers, planning events, and participating in various other activities.

Society business and planning meetings are usually held the first Thursday of every month starting at 7:30 p.m. at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute. You are welcome to attend but first check with Roland Herriges, our Society President at

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Hana Hill, a student from Mt. Spokane High School, shares about her 2019 Japanese high school exchange experience.

Recent Updates

  • Unfortunately, due to the worldwide pandemic, the High School Exchange will not resume until 2022.
  • Check out this page for some of our Society Newsletters.
  • Check out the blog of Rachel Binger, the Assistant Language Teacher from Spokane, who is now in Nishinomiya.
  • Check out our new video collection.
  • Donate to support our high school exchange program.