United Kingdom

Sister (Friendship) City Affiliations

United Kingdom

Updated 24 November 2016 

Municipality
Prefecture
UK Partner
UK Area
Partnership Date
Details of the link
Yoichi TownHokkaidoEast Dumbartonshire12 October 1998Article on Rita Cowen on whom the link is based
Murata TownMiyagi Buckley Flintshire21 April 1989Flintshire and North Wales’ links with Japan
Kawasaki CityKanagawaSheffield City CouncilSouth Yorkshire30 July 1990Kawasaki look to Sheffield for Tokyo 2020 Games Legacy
Komatsu CityIshikawa Gateshead2 August 1991Gateshead Council webpage on links with Komatsu City
Otari Village Nagano Ottery St. Mary Devon4 May 1992
Beppu CityOita Bath & Northeast Somerset County31 October 1994
Kyoto PrefectureCity of Edinburgh Council29 August 1997Details of the Japanese Friendship garden, gifted by the prefecture of Kyoto to Edinburgh
Maizuru CityKyoto Portsmouth City CouncilHampshire 27 May 1998https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/the-council/policies-and-strategies/twinning.aspx
Yokosuka CityKanagawa MedwayKent26 August 1998
Toyota CityAichiDerbyshire County Council, Derby City, South Derbyshire District16 November 1998 Derbyshire CC information on the link with Toyota
Ito CityShizuoka PrefectureMedwayKent9 April 1999Annual Gillingham 'Will Adams Festival', celebrating Japan links and the 'Blue Eyed Samurai'
Hakusan CityIshikawa Boston Lincolnshire 24 May 2002
Mashiko TownTochigi St. Ives Cornwall20 September 2012St Ives and Mashiko sign declaration of friendship
Nagasaki City Aberdeen City Council2010Visit to Aberdeen by Mayor of Nagasaki in 2016