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.

Olympia Oshogatsu: Free Community Event

Olympia-Kato Sister City Association and River Ridge High School Band will hold theOlympia Oshogatsu on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at River Ridge High School. This Japanese New Year’s Celebration is free and open to the community.   OLYMPIA OSHOGATSU brings a celebration of Japanese culture and the new year back to…

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Japan-America Grassroots Summit

OKSCA will be sponsoring an adult visit to Kato in conjunction with the 29th Japan-America Grassroots Summit from June 25 to July 1, 2019. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the application and request Kato City for the local session. Click read more for link to application. Application link. 

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November Board Meeting

The OKSCA will be meeting next Wednesday, 11/14/18, at 6pm at 1801 West Bay Dr. NW, Suite 205, Olympia, WA  98502. The main agenda items are the Oshogatsu celebration planned for 2/2/19 at River Ridge High School, the 2019 student visit to Kato, and a 2019 adult visit to Kato. Kato will be one of the…

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