Please join OKSCA at the 2018 Ethnic Celebration! It’s a free event for the whole family, with music and dance from around the world. Sample exotic flavors and artwork from the food and craft vendors, with activities for the kids, too!

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10am – 6pm at Saint Martins University! Visit the City of Lacey’s website for updates.

Japanese composer and pianist, Tempei Nakaura’s music is attracting fans and creating a maverick style in the piano field.  This concert is part of a celebration of the 55th Anniversary of the Sister State Relationship between the State of Washington and Hyogo Prefecture.

When: March 27, 2018 at 6pm
Where: St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2109 College Street, SE, Lacey, WA 98503
Register here: Japan Night.  More information click here


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 out in other ways, please let us know.

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.