Kashiwa City has four sister & friendship cities: Torrance (USA), Guam (USA), Chengde (China) and Camden (Australia). Kashiwa and these cities engage in various activities such as youth exchange programs. Camden became our fourth friendship city in 2005 when Shonan Town merged with Kashiwa.
Due to the continuing spread of COVID-19 around the world, Kashiwa International Relations Association (KIRA) has decided to cancel the exchange programs to our four sister-friendship cities. KIRA is very sorry to anyone who was planning to participate in these programs.
As one of our volunteer activities, KIRA maintains a registry of local families willing to take in foreign visitors for overnight stays as well as day visits.
KIRA takes part in a wide range of programs, including youth exchange delegations to sister & friendship cities.