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.

2018 Michigan-Shiga Goodwill Mission (Shiga to Michigan)

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Shiga Tourism Website


           News & Events
50th Anniversary Celebration Dates:
Welcome Ceremony: September 7, 2018
Farewell Ceremony: September 11, 2018! 
Host Family Orientation: July 28th, 2018

 Goodwill Mission from Shiga, Japan to Michigan ~ September 5-12, 2018