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Ebetsu, Japan

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For information on Sokcho, Korea, please contact
HJ Yu at

For information on Owerri, Nigeria, please contact
Ken Onyima at

Please enjoy your trip through our website. Find out who we are, what we do, and how you can join us.

The Gresham Sister City Association has been in existence since 1977 when the first committee was founded with Ebetsu, Japan, adding Sokcho, South Korea in 1985, and Owerri, Nigeria in 1991.

The Gresham Sister City is a non-profit organization that develops strong bonds of friendship with other sister cities by promoting cultural education and understanding through student exchange and cultural events.

We are volunteer based organization that works in our local community in conjunction with our sister cities abroad, currently just Ebetsu, Japan, to promote and strengthen our educational, economic and cultural ties to enrich the lives of our citizens by contributing to world peace and prosperity.

japanese gardenOur latest endeavor is renovation of Tsuru Island in Gresham's Main City Park. For more information on how to be a part of this exciting Japanese Garden, contact Jim Card at