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.

Explore Nagoya 2019


March 25, 2019
at The Paley Center for Media [Beverly Hills, California]

LANSCA held Explore Nagoya 2019 as a part of its 60th anniversary event on March 25 at Beverly Hills, an exhibition of culture, food and craft from Nagaoya open to the public.

A reception on the rooftop of the center followed the exhibition, having various guests from LA and Nagoya.

*All photos by (c) Mari Inagaki
*See Event Page for more details.