Tokyo is engaged in a wide range of sports, cultural and environment- related exchanges with its 12 sister and friendship city/states .
Going forward, Tokyo will advance its city-to-city diplomacy beyond the framework of current friendship cities and strategically select cities with which to build cooperative relationships.
- To see documents on the establishment of sister and friendship city/state relationships, please click on this link. ⇒Documents on the establishment of sister and friendship city/state relationships, agreements and joint statements
- For details of the cities, please click on this link. ⇒Information on Sister and Friendship Cities/States（PDF ：554KB)
- Information on the Sister and Friendship Cities Lunch Fair at the TMG cafeteria ⇒here
Visitors to the Governor
Leaders of world cities, ambassadors, and other people who have ties with Tokyo in various fields visit the Governor.
Governor's overseas visit
To deepen collaboration with sister and friendship cities and other cities, the Governor makes official visits to overseas. For details, please see the Governor's Corner section of the TMG website. Relevant information is also available on Twitter @tocho_seisaku (Office of the Governor for Policy Planning, TMG).
Messages from the Governor
Messages from the Governor to Tokyo's sister and friendship cities and other cities can be seen here.
Signing of agreements
The TMG has signed agreements with sister and friendship cities and other cities concerning specific areas of exchange and cooperation. For the list of cities and agreements, please click on this link (List of Agreements).
Exchange with other cities
The TMG has deepened collaboration with cities with whom it shares common challenges, through technical and personnel cooperation and other exchanges. Details are available in Japanese. Please see this page