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.


[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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[October 2023]

The LANSCA Student Exchange Luncheon

LANSCA held a welcome back luncheon for the students who spent time in Japan this summer at Miyako Hotel in Little Tokyo on 10/1.

4 students, Samantha Chan ,Holden Yung, Elena Yegyan and Joseph Kim gave presentations about their special experiences in Nagoya and their families and LANSCA members listened with great interest.

The students and the chaperone.

The students and the chaperone.

Samantha compared Kikuzato high school in Nagoya to her high school in LA.

Samantha compared Kikuzato high school in Nagoya to her high school in LA.

Teruko Weinberg, Chair of LANSCA at the reception desk(right).

Teruko Weinberg, Chair of LANSCA at the reception desk(right).

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LANSCA Facebook Page

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Nagoya Day 2019 short video

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