Awano Delegation

On November 17, 2004, Grand Forks Mayor Michael R. Brown led a community delegation to Grand Forks' Sister City, Awano, Japan. The mission of the Sister City effort was to increase global cooperation, promote cultural understanding and stimulate economic development through partnerships with other communities nationally and internationally. The intent of this specific trip was to further the existing relationship with Awano in the areas of friendship, culture, youth education, university programming and economic development.

While in Japan, the delegation participated in Awano Town's 50th Anniversary Commemoration. Also during the visit, a bronze statue of a buffalo was presented as a gift from the City of Grand Forks to the citizens of Awano.

Click here to view the text of Mayor Brown's speech for the unveiling ceremony

Click here to view photos from the Awano trip

Click here to view the text of Misato Yokose's speech

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