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.

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.


[August 2023]

LANSCA welcomed the delegation led by Mayor Kawamura from Nagoya.

Teruko Weinberg, Chair of LANSCA  welcomed Mayor Kawamura’s delegation from City of Nagoya on August 9 at LAX. The delegation spent very busy time during their stay in LA, visiting Mayor Bass of Los Angeles, welcome dinner at the official residence of Consul General Sone, CareeaLab at Joe Baca Middle School, LAUSD, LA Chamber, the Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles International Airport, Nisei Week Festival Coronation, Japanese American National Museum, Nisei Week Parade and dinner with LANSCA members.

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[April 2023]

LANSCA Spring Luncheon 2023 on April 22

Photos by Mari Inagaki

LANSCA had Spring Luncheon 2023 at Ise Shima Restaurant in Torrance, welcoming Deputy Consul General Naoshima Aoshima as a guest.

Thank you to everyone who participated.

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LANSCA Facebook Page

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Nagoya Day 2019 short video

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