The City of Belmont has built a 32 year relationship with its Sister City, Adachi-ku in Tokyo, Japan. The City of Belmont entered into a Sister City relationship with the Special Ward of Adachi-ku in October of 1984. The mainstay of this relationship since its inception has been the annual Student Exchange Program.
The Sister City relationship promotes cultural and educational exchanges between the two cities. Each year City of Belmont students travel to Adachi in early January to experience Japanese culture and customs. Similarly, students from Adachi-ku visit the City of Belmont in July-August where they explore the City and the wider Perth region and participate in cultural tours, school visits and sightseeing. Students are home hosted by local Belmont families, which contributes to their cultural experience and offers them an opportunity to improve their English language skills.
The City of Belmont works in close partnership with the Belmont Sister City Association to ensure tours are well planned and managed. To make contact with the Belmont Sister City Committee, please contact the Coordinator Community Projects at the City of Belmont on (08) 9477 7141 or email@example.com
Sister City Adachi Student Delegation - July / August 2017
Pictured: Tomoko Takahashi (Chief of Adachi Tourism and Exchange Association), Akiko Kamida, City of Belmont Cr Bernie Ryan, Kazue Katano (tour leader), City of Belmont Chief Executive Officer Stuart Cole, Peg Parkin (J.P. AM Member of the Order of Australia, Freeman of the City of Belmont, Freeman of Adachi-Ku, Life Member Belmont Sister City Association), Tatsuo Hirayam (Consul-General of Japan), City of Belmont Cr Janet Powell, City of Belmont Deputy Mayor Cr Robert Rossi JP.
The City of Belmont welcomed students from its Sister City of Adachi in Japan to Belmont in July 2017 where they were greeted by their host families.
The 32-year partnership between the two countries, cities and cultures has resulted in hundreds of students travelling to Australia from Adachi offering the opportunity for many local students to experience a different culture.
For many of the Adachi students this was their first time in Australia.
The students spent the week travelling around Perth, experiencing Australian culture and making new friends.
The students’ itinerary included such locations as Caversham Wildlife Park, Margaret River Chocolate Factory, Maalinup Aboriginal Art Gallery, Perth Mint, local attractions Adachi Park and Bilya Kard Boodja Lookout, as well as many other experiences.
City of Belmont Mayor, Councillor Phil Marks said it was wonderful to welcome the students to Belmont.
“The City of Belmont’s Sister City relationship with Adachi in Tokyo continues to be a strong one,” Mayor Marks said.
On behalf of the City of Belmont and the Special Ward of Adachi Tokyo, we would like to thank everyone involved who supported the 2017 Belmont Sister City Adachi Student Delegation.
Sister City Student Delegation - January 2018
Applications are now closed for the 2018 Sister City Student Delegation to visit Adachi City.
For more information on the Sister City exchange
program or to express interest in hosting and/or attending a future delegation, please contact the Coordinator Community Projects at the City of Belmont
on (08) 9477 7141 or firstname.lastname@example.org