The OKSCA is looking for volunteers to help with Bon Odori on August 17th. We need help with set up, take down, and watching the hospitality room. If you are interested in helping, please contact Junryo Miyashita at moc.oohay@oyrnuj.
This is a free event held at St. Martin’s University. The focus of the seminar will be a sharing of knowledge, experience, and best practices related to disaster response and emergency preparedness by representatives of the respective sister-states. HAPSA will present details on the recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 from a…
We are pleased to announce the creation of our new OKSCA Facebook page. The new page replaces the former “group”, so please be sure to give us a like!
We are still seeking host families for the August 2013 Kato Student Delegation. If you’re interested in becoming a host family, please fill out the Host Family Application Packet and return it to Barbara McConkey as soon as possible. If you have any questions, you can contact Barbara at ten.tsacmoc@brabmrofni. We appreciate your help in making this trip…
The 2013 Saint Martin’s University Dragon Boat Festival will be held at Port Plaza in Budd Inlet on Saturday, April 27, 2013.
This event celebrates the 40th anniversary of Washington and Hyogo being sister states. The ceremonies will commence at 10 a.m. at the Capital building in Olympia Washington.
This committee helps organize visits to and from Kato. The Visitation Committee helps arrange food and lodging, as well as events and activities.
The OKSCA is currently seeking families to host students from Kato August 18th – 27th. Please contact Addison Appleby at email@example.com if you are interested and for more information.
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.
Oshogatsu in Olympia 2013 was a huge success! A record number of visitors (nearly 3,000!) enjoyed traditional Japanese foods, live entertainment and cultural activities at this educational community outreach event. Check out these photos of event highlights and plan to attend our next celebration in January 2014.