City-to-City Diplomacy

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.

Cities

Sister and friendship cities/states

Map of the sister and friendship cities and states of Tokyo
・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: 307KB)

Efforts

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.

Outcomes

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.
Contact
Management Section
International Affairs Division
Office of the Governor
for Policy Planning
11th Fl., Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building No. 1
2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku,
Tokyo 163-8001

TEL: 03-5388-2222
FAX: 03-5388-1215
Email:
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