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San Bruno-Narita Sister City Relationship: A History

A look at the cultural exchange between the city and Narita, Japan, over the years.

The relationship between San Bruno and Narita, Japan, goes back more than 20 years to when a Japanese visitor arrived in the city and first sparked the idea. Click through the timeline below to see how the sister city relationship has evolved.

Sources: City of San Bruno, San Bruno Sister City Committee

Heidi Beck September 06, 2010 at 03:32 PM
This is a wonderful program! My younger son was a participant, and it was such a great learning experience for the entire family when we hosted a couple of boys from Narita.
Janet Arline Barker September 07, 2010 at 11:47 PM
I like this article and the park dedicated to this project! Just wondering if San Bruno has a Japanese Garden in honor of Narita. I'd like to do a painting there.
Heidi Beck September 08, 2010 at 03:32 AM
Not that I know of -- even Sister City Plaza doesn't have any kind of vignette that might suggest a Japanese aesthetic. But there's a lovely Japanese garden in San Mateo's Central Park!
Martin Ricard (Editor) September 08, 2010 at 05:00 AM
What about the tree planted at the plaza? Isn't that supposed to have some Japanese significance?
Heidi Beck September 08, 2010 at 03:39 PM
Could be -- I'll have to take a closer look! But one tree's no Japanese garden.

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