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 2022]

LANSCA welcomed the delegation from the city of Nagoya.

LANSCA(Los Angeles and Nagoya sister City Affiliation) welcomed a delegation from the City of Nagoya to Los Angeles for the first time in 3 years after the pandemic. The delegation members led by Deputy Mayor Matsuo and Teruko Weinberg, the Chairwoman of LANSCA, participated in the Nisei Week Parade in Little Tokyo and visited Consulate-general of Japan in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles City Hall and the Port of Los Angeles.

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[May 14, 2022]

LANSCA Spring Luncheon 2022 on May 14

LANSCA had their first in person luncheon since the start of the pandemic at Ise Shima in Torrance.

Thank you to all who participated.

LANSCA Spring Luncheon 2022 on May 14

Photo by Mari Inagaki

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Paintings by Students in Nagoya 2021
Art Program Committee

Please enjoy about 50 painting drawn by students in Nagoya (In no particular order).

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LANSCA Facebook Page

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Nagoya Day 2019 short video

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