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…

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…

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…

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…

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…