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MAYOR CARLISLE SIGNS SISTER-CITY PACT WITH
(Fri., March 2, 2012)—Mayor Peter Carlisle and
"Nagaoka is a beautiful city, and we're very proud to finalize this relationship and bring our people closer together,"
Mayor Carlisle visited Nagaoka last year and witnessed the city's spectacular annual Grand Fireworks Festival. Nagaoka began holding the festival after World War II ended in 1945, to serve as a memorial and symbolize a desire for world peace. Nagaoka was heavily bombed by
Mayor Mori has encouraged peace-oriented exchanges with
A delegation from Nagaoka attended the Hawaii Sister-Cities Summit in
The mayors signed the sister-city agreement today in Mission Memorial Auditorium, exchanged gifts and enjoyed performances by the Royal Hawaiian Band Glee Club.
Nagaoka is Honolulu's 28th sister-city, joining Baguio, Philippines; Baku, Azerbaijan; Mumbai, India; Bruyeres, France; Caracas, Venezuela; Cebu, Philippines; Chengdu, China; Funchal, Madeira, Portugal; Haikou, China; Hiroshima, Japan; Hue, Vietnam; Incheon, Korea; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Laoag City, Philippines; Manila, Philippines; Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands; Mombasa, Kenya; Naha, Okinawa, Japan; Qinghuangdao, China; Rabat, Morocco; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Seoul, Korea; Sintra, Portugal; Tokyo, Japan; Uwajima, Japan; Vigan, Philippines; and Zhongshan, China.
Media contact: Louise Kim McCoy, Mayor's Office, 768-7798.