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.
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              Goodwill Mission to Shiga, Japan       

The 2017 Goodwill Mission will travel to Shiga September 5-15 with Governor Snyder and
Governor Mikazuki attending the opening Gala of our 50th anniversary celebration in Otsu! See 'Goodwill Mission' for more information and the application!