Sister City Exchange with Nagoya

The Sydney-Nagoya Sister City Committee

The Sydney-Nagoya Sister City Committee was established in November 1980 to assist in a wide variety of exchanges between the two cities, including cultural, educational, and sports exchanges. It is managed by volunteer members appointed by the Lord Mayor of Sydney and plays an important role as the contact point in Sydney for sister city exchanges.

Participation in Nagoya Festival

The Sydney Citizens Delegation comes to Nagoya during Nagoya Festival every year in October, where they participate in the Sister City Festival, the Sister and Friendship Cities Goodwill Missions Welcome Reception, and the Nagoya Festival Parade, thereby deepening exchange between Nagoya and Sydney.


  • Sister and Friendship Cities Goodwill Missions Welcome Reception

  • Nagoya Festival Parade

Nagoya City High School Student Study Tour in Sydney

Every summer, more than 10 high school students are selected from Nagoya City high schools and sent to Sydney through a program run by the Nagoya City Board of Education. High school students have life-changing experiences through such things as homestays and studying at a local high school during their stay.

University Exchange

Nagoya City University's Medical School, School of Nursing, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Economics, and School of Humanities and Social Sciences have formed agreements with the University of New South Wales and conduct joint research and exchange of research personnel and students.

Sister Zoo Exchange between Higashiyama Zoo and Taronga Zoo

Opened in 1916 by the State of New South Wales, Taronga Zoo is a state-funded zoo in the City of Mosman, a suburb of Sydney. Higashiyama Zoo and Taronga Zoo formed relations with the establishment of the sister city affiliation between Nagoya and Sydney. Koalas presented to Higashiyama Zoo from Taronga Zoo in 1984 were the first koalas to ever enter in Japan. In 1996, the two zoos signed a sister zoo agreement, and so far, a total of 15 koala bears have been sent to Higashiyama Zoo from Taronga Zoo, including Tilly the Koala in 2014.


  • Taronga Zoo

  • Tilly the Koala

Sister Marathon Exchange between the Nagoya City Marathon and the Sydney Running Festival

In August 2012, the Nagoya City Marathon and the Sydney Running Festival concluded a sister marathon affiliation. The Sydney Running Festival is held in September every year and is the biggest marathon event in the southern hemisphere. The course features the beautiful city of Sydney as its backdrop, where runners cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge and finish at the Sydney Opera House. Since becoming sister marathons, each year a mutual exchange takes place where runners from Nagoya race in Sydney, and runners from Sydney race in Nagoya.


  • Sister City Marathon Agreement Signing Ceremony

  • Nagoya City Marathon 2014 1st place winner Scott Westcott and 2nd place winner Yuki Kawauchi

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Nagoya Sister Cities Association
c/o International Relations Division, Tourism & Exchange Department Bureau of Tourism, Culture & Exchange , City of Nagoya
1-1, Sannomaru 3-chome, Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-8508
TEL:(052)972-3063 FAX:(052)972-4200
E-mail:info@nsca.gr.jp

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