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


Celebrating the 60th anniversary year of the sister city relationship between Los Angeles and Nagoya

Date: Monday, March 25, 2019
Time: 12pm-5pm
Place: The Paley Center for Media | 465 N. Beverly Drive

Attractions of interest to tourist visitors / Samples of unique Nagoya cuisine / Displays of Unique Nagoya crafts and products by Nagoya companies / Perfomances by samurai warriors
And more