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.

High School 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.

Teacher Program Committee

A teacher exchange program means that you swap jobs with another teacher in another part of the world for a specific time period. An international teacher exchange is making for a more internationally focused and fulfilling teaching career.

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.


July 5, 2019

Four high school students of the LANSCA exchange program departed for Japan

On July 5, 2019, four high school students departed for Japan to stay there for 3 weeks. They will be attending a high school in Nagoya and stay with their host families to experience Japanese culture. LANSCA appreciates the support for this student program from Japan Airlines. Japan Airlines celebrates its 60th anniversary of its Japan-US flight as LANSCA is celebrating its 60th anniversary as well.

With their families

Mr. Kiichi Nakajima(left) and Ms. Yukie Morinaga(right) of Japan Airlines and Teruko Weinberg of LANSCA

*Check Event Page for more detail.