Established in 1968, the Michigan-Shiga partnership is the oldest and most comprehensive sister state relationship between the United States and Japan. Residents of Michigan and Shiga continue to maintain close ties through exchanges involving students, teachers, community members and government officials.

News & Events

50th Anniversary Celebration

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Michigan-Shiga sister state relationship!

2018 Michigan-Shiga Goodwill Mission (Shiga to Michigan)


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