Established: 1972, under Mayor Louis Welch
Chairperson: Akemi Saitoh
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Relationship:
The Houston-Chiba Sister City Association, under the auspices of the Japan America Society, has a very active student exchange program with Johnston Middle School. As part of the long-standing program students attend classes, live with host families, visit local points of interest and meet with government officials. Houston-Chiba also participates in the annual Japan Festival, one of Houston’s most popular festivals.
To view gifts given to the City of Houston from our sister city, please visit Hermann Park’s Japanese Garden and the Visitors Center in City Hall to see a Japanese stone lantern and a replica of a samurai statue.
Find out more about Chiba, Japan.