The annual Friendship program brings youth from the cities of Pasadena and Mishima, Japan together to share life experiences and develop increased understanding of our two cities and cultures.
On alternating years, several young teens from Mishima, Japan and Pasadena visit each other for a weeklong program highlighted by Dodgers baseball, Universal Studios, the Battleship USS Iowa, the California Science Center and the Space Shuttle Endeavor, Little Tokyo and a farewell party. The Friendship program is open to young teens who are interested in meeting students from Mishima and who have in interest in Japan and Japanese culture.
Founded and operated by Bryan Takeda in 2002, the Friendship Youth Programs have led over 250 youth to and from Mishima and Pasadena to build friendships and learn about Japanese and American culture. Pasadena and Mishima have been Sister Cities since 1957. For more information, please contact Bryan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (626) 396-9927 or visit the Pasadena Sister Cities Committee website at http://passcc.org/. Join us for an experience of a lifetime!