OUR MISSION

The Olympia-Kato Sister City Association (OKSCA) was incorporated as a non-profit in 1981. The mission of the OKSCA is to promote friendship and cultural exchanges between the citizens of the Olympia/Thurston County area and the city of Kato, Japan.

MONTHLY MEETING TIME AND LOCATION

The OKSCA Meeting! The next meeting will be Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 6pm at 1801 West Bay Dr. NW, Suite 205.  The main topic of discussion is the visit by the Kato area high school students from July 25 to August 2.  If you are interested in hosting please contact Myrna Lance at: moc.loa@ecnalanrym.

2018 Olympia Student Delegation

Ten Thurston County area high school students traveled to Kato in the summer of 2017. Thanks to Myrna Lance for coordinating our High School exchange program, and Junryo Miyashita & Brin Smith for chaperoning! In 2018, high school students from Kato will be coming to Olympia.  If you are interested in being a host family or helping…

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Karen Fraser Awarded the Order of the Rising Sun

2017 Spring Conferment of Decoration On April 29, 2017, the Government of Japan announced that the Honorable Karen Fraser, former Washington State Senator, has been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, in recognition of her contributions in furthering exchange between Japan and the United States by promoting Japanese culture in…

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2017 Olympia Student Delegation

Ten Thurston County area high school students will be traveling to Kato this summer.  Junryo Miyashita and Brin Smith will be the chaperones.  Thanks to Myrna Lance for coordinating our High School exchange program! Next year high school students from Kato will be coming to Olympia.  If you are interested in being a host family…

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