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

Recent Updates

  • We are happy to announce our candidates for our 2019 Spokane-Nishinomiya Sister City Society high school exchange program. This exchange program, now in its 45th year, is going strong thanks to the support of so many of you. Congratulations to Sarah Holman (left) from Lewis & Clark High School, Jonah Bloom (center) from Ferris High School, and Hana Hill (right) from Mt. Spokane High School. The three of them are scheduled to leave for Japan on June 13 and will stay with a Japanese family in Nishinomiya for 6 weeks. During this time they will experience Japanese family life and attend the local high school. This will help them experience Japan fully as part of the family and local school. What an adventure awaits them. The impact it will have on their young lives will be priceless!

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Sarah Holman • Jonah Bloom • Hana Hill

Check out their exchange blog HERE.

  • Check out the blog of Rachel Binger, the Assistant Language Teacher from Spokane now in Nishinomiya.
  • Check out our new video collection.
  • Donate to support our high school exchange program.
  • Check out the BLOGS of our 2018 summer high school exchange students. (Camille Miller, Sydney Travis and Amaya Martin)

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