Our Mission


     Welcome to the Superior Sister City Commission Website.  We’d like to introduce our organization, share information about our activities, a little bit about the history of our Sister City relationship, and the culture of Ami-machi, Japan.  We hope you will visit often to find out about our latest efforts.

Our Mission

  • To promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, & cooperation — one individual, one community at a time.
  • To share the culture of our Sister City with the people of Superior, Wisconsin.
  • To promote exchanges of people and ideas between our two communities.

In support of this mission, the Mayors of Superior and Ami-machi renewed our Protocol Agreement in September 2010.

Where is Ami-machi?

     Ami-machi (machi is the Japanese word for town) is located in eastern Japan, about 2 hours from Tokyo by train, on the shore of Japan’s 2nd largest lake, Lake Kasumigaura.






Former Mayor Dave Ross receives a gift from delegation members from Ami-machi.