From Oita: Austin Marathon Welcomes Elite Japanese Runners

High Five Events announces the continuation of the Austin-Oita Sister City Committee (AOSCC) elite runner exchange for the 2018 Austin Marathon®. Daichi Tanaka and Junko Sakamoto will represent Japan and compete in the Austin Marathon on Feb. 18, 2018.

“I am both excited and honored to run in the 2018 Austin Marathon as a symbol of friendship between the sister cities of Oita and Austin,” said Tanaka.

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Happy #GivingTuesday!

Donate this #GivingTuesday to foster the next generation of diplomatic leaders.

At Sister Cities International, we have a goal to give youth access to life-changing global education opportunities. With your help, we can make this a reality. Throughout the day today, people around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and make an impact.

Here are seven reasons to donate to SCI's youth programs:

  • Passion,
  • Leadership,
  • Connection,
  • Expression,
  • Diversity,
  • Education, and
  • Growth.

Our youth programs are an essential component of who we are and what we aim to do through our mission to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperationone individual, one community at a time.

Today, we ask for your support. Will you help us?

From Oita: Project ATX Finale at the Stateside Theatre

Last month in Oita, now back in Austin, Project ATX6 will be performing their Final Concert at the Stateside Theatre Downtown on Wednesday, November 29!

The event will feature this year's 6 musicians that traveled the globe and a 20 documentary short!  These musicians will be sharing stories and music about their tour to Angers (France), Hamburg (Germany), Oita (Japan), and Toronto (Canada). There will be give aways: a YETI cooler, 3 huge gift baskets from Texas Coffee Traders, and a few other goodies.

Come out and support Austin’s local musicians!

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Austin-Oita at the 6th Annual Global Marketplace

The Austin-Oita Sister City Committee - AOSCC Austin Oita Japan is at St. Edward's University to kick off International Education Week at the 6th Annual Global Marketplace! 

The marketplace will feature local Austin merchants and St. Edward's organizations helping make the world a better place. Shop for the perfect gift just in time for Christmas and enjoy live entertainment including music, dance, and an interactive graffiti art wall!

More infos here.

Saltillo Mayor Elect Manolo Jiménez Salinas in Austin

The Austin-Saltillo Sister Cities Association welcomes Saltillo Mayor Elect Manolo Jiménez Salinas to his first ever visit to Austin! 

Mr. Jiménez Salinas will meet with the Mayor of Austin, Steve Adler at City Hall to discuss the importance of the sister city relationship and ongoing collaboration between the two cities. This meeting will be followed by visits with APD Chief Manley at the Austin Police Station, and AFD representative Heather Arispe at the Austin Fire Station #1. 

In the evening, the Austin-Saltillo Sister Cities Assoc. in collaboration with the Consulado General De Mexico en Austin, is hosting an intimate welcome reception for Saltillo Mayor Elect, to enable conversation about the importance of connectivity between the US and Mexico and the impact that Global Cities have on international relations.

Austin World Tour Line-up

The 2017 ASCI Signature Event Passport to the World proudly present: 

For Austin-Hackney (UK): Kate Priestley
For Koblenz (Germany): Allegro Chamber Trio of Beerthoven Concert Series
For Taichung (Taiwan): Taichung Sister Cities Dancers
For Lima (Peru): Nicole Vidal
For Xishuangbanna (China): Celestial Gong and Hulusi Flute
For Oita (Japan): Austin Taiko Drummers