Miki City, Japan
Our relationship with Miki City, Japan was formed July 1, 1993. The Miki City Sister City Committee furthers international understanding through the exchange of ideas, culture, education, municipal, professional and technical projects between the City of Visalia and Miki City, Japan.
Miki City has a population of a little over 85,000 people...check out the Official Miki City, Japan Website (In English)
Miki Mayor, Chamber Members Visit Visalia
A delegation from Miki, Japan, including Mayor Yoshihide Yabumoto, visited Visalia on May 11. The group's visit included the groundbreaking of Miki Park, a reception and dinner, a gift exchange with Visalia Chamber of Commerce Board President Nancy Lockwood, and a tour of business sites in and around Visalia.
Nine students have been selected to participate in the Miki City Student Exchange Program this summer.
The students selected to go are: Allison Grant, 18, a freshman at California State University, Fresno; Carly Yoshida, 16, a sophomore at El Diamante High School; Devin TeVelde, 18, a senior at Central Valley Christian High School; Maricela Sanchez, 16, a junior at El Diamante High School; Joshua Sheltzer, 16, a junior at Redwood High School; Alyssa Wilsey, 16, a junior at Redwood High School; Juan Godinez, 17, a senior at Redwood High School; Analis Lopez, 17, a senior at Redwood High School; and Christina Rodriguez, 15, a sophomore at El Diamante High School.
The students will leave around July 20 and return to Visalia on July 29. Students will live with host families while they are in Miki City, Japan.