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 Belmont Sister City

The City of Belmont has built a 34 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 community.development@belmont.wa.gov.au
 
 
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 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 to Adachi - January 2018

City of Belmont Sister City Student Delegation travelled to Adachi, Japan in January 2018. Nine students were accompanied by Deputy Mayor Cr Robert Rossi, Tour and Culture Leaders. The delegation experienced many cultural landmarks and enjoyed traditional Japanese cuisine. Some highlights included visting the
Tokyo Skytree, Nishiarai-Daishi Temple and a Daruma Kuyo ceremony and festival in Uonuma.
On behalf of the City of Belmont and the Special Ward of Adachi Tokyo, we would like to thank everyone involved who supported the 2018 Sister City Student Delegation to Adachi.

Applications for the 2019 Sister City Student Delegation to Adachi will open mid-2018.

 
Sister City Adachi Student Delegation - July 2018
 
Applications are now open for home hosts families to host the visiting Adachi students during the 2018 Sister City Adachi Student Delegation in Belmont from Wednesday 25 July to Wednesday 1 August 2018.

Please refer to the 2018 Home Host Application and Guidelines for more information. Completed applications are required to be returned to the City of Belmont by close of business, Thursday 29 March 2018.
 

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 community.development@belmont.wa.gov.au