What is LANSCA?

Los Angeles and Nagoya Sister City Affiliation was born as a part of President Eisenhower’s Citizens’ international Exchange Program in 1959, creating a sister city relationship between the cities of Los Angeles and Nagoya.

The primary goal of the sister city program is to foster mutual understanding between the people of Los Angeles and Nagoya through people-to-people exchange activities.

Student Exchange Program Committee

A student exchange program is a program in which students from a secondary school or university study abroad at one of their institution’s partner institutions.

Teach English in Nagoya!

Teach English in Nagoya! LANSCA offers this unique job opportunity to credentialed teachers with experience in ELD, foreign language, ELA or in teaching content to English Learners. Participants enjoy the immersive cultural experience of teaching at a public high school for two years.

Art Program

The Art Committee of LANSCA cultivates art programs to deepen our relationship with children and artists of Nagoya, using this fundamental principal, that art is a way of communicating without words.

Event Planning Committee

LANSCA’s Event Planning Committee organizes and carries out various theme events such as culture, business and tourism.


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[November 2023]

The pre 65th anniversary event
“Explore Nagoya Central Japan”
LANSCA, City of Nagoya and Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles held a tourism promotion event “Explore Nagoya Central Japan” at the official residence of the Consul General on 11/1.

Deputy Mayor Matsuo of Nagoya gave a presentation about Nagoya as an attractive destination to the audience from the U.S. Travel industry.

The booths promoting Nagoya were set up and a drawing for hotel accommodations and theme park admission tickets in and around Nagoya was held with the corporation of the sponsor companies.

Also the attendees enjoyed various Nagoyameshi(Nagoya local food) by the chef of the official residence.

The booth operated by City of Nagoya

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LANSCA Facebook Page

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Nagoya Day 2019 short video

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