2018 Sister City Program - Seeking Host Families

Since 1968, the State of Michigan has enjoyed a sister state relationship with Shiga Prefecture in Japan. The purpose of this relationship is to unite the people of the two states in everlasting bonds of friendships and promote understanding of the people of the world.  This year, the State of Michigan will celebrate its 50th anniversary of the Michigan-Shiga relationship.  In September 2018, a Goodwill Mission from Shiga Prefecture will visit Michigan to participate in a cultural exchange and honor the historic milestone.

Click here for more information on the 2018 50th anniversary of the Goodwill Mission and how to volunteer as host residences for incoming delegates!