In celebration of the 20th anniversary of our sister city relationship with the City of Ako, we have created an e-book detailing community contributions, photos of past visits and events.
Read the e-book
Sister city relationship with Ako City Japan formed in April 1997
A sister city relationship is a formal, long-term relationship based on diverse linkages between the two cities – including cultural, educational, tourism, sporting and business links. The relationship requires a high degree of commitment on both sides, as well as the active involvement of the Global Friendship Committee and Working Parties.
Friendly city relationship with Kota Kinabalu Malaysia formed in 2006
A friendly city relationship is less formal than a sister city relationship and it generally has a lower profile. It is likely to be a long-term relationship, but the level of community support and involvement is not as high and the number of links may be more restricted than a sister city relationship. For example, the purpose may be for only a particular sporting event held on an annual basis.
World Masters Games 2021 Kansai, Japan
The World Masters Games 2021 were held in Kansai in 2022.
The World Masters Games are an international multi-sport athletic competition, held every four years by the International Masters Games Association (IMGA), for athletes over the age of 30 and into their middle age and senior years. These games are open to amateurs and professionals.
The games are held in the year following the Olympics. The first World Masters Games were held in 1985 in Toronto, Canada.
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