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Portland celebrates 50th anniversary of Sapporo sister city relationship

Commissioner Nick Fish greets Sapporo Mayor Ueda at a June 5 celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Portland-Sapporo sister-city relationship.

June 8, 2009

2009 marks the 50th anniversary of Portland's sister-city relationship with the city of Sapporo, Japan. Several activities marked the occasion: an official recognition ceremony in Council chambers at City Hall on Friday afternoon was followed by a reception in the City Hall Atrium; a Friday evening Dinner & Reception was hosted by the interim Consul General of Japan, Mr. Murabayashi; and members of the official delegation from Sapporo marched in the 2009 Grand Floral Parade on Saturday, June 6.

 Nick was honored to be participate in these special events and to be a part of the unique bond between Sapporo and Portland.

Thanks to Charles King for the photo!