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Celebrate Our First African Sister City

The Pasadena Community is Invited to
Dakar-Plateau, Senegal – Delegation in Pasadena

Visit Dates: June 13 – June 21, 2019
The Honorable Alioune Ndoye and Delegation

Saturday, June 15:
Rose Bowl Stadium Visit
Welcome at Flemings Steakhouse

Sunday, June 16:
Friendship Pasadena Church Service
Pasadena Police Department Car Show
Helicopter Tour of Pasadena- private
Bus Tour of Pasadena

Monday, June 17:
Freedom School Tour
Huntington Library Tour
Pasadena City College Tour
Signing Ceremony at City Hall
Water and Power Plant Tour

Tuesday, June 18:
Business & Economic Panel Breakfast
Community Reception at City Hall
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Tour

Wednesday, June 19:
California Institute of Technology Tour

Thursday, June20:
Norton Simon Museum Tour
Community Reception at Alkebu-lan Cultural Center
Pasadena Historical Museum Tour

Friday, June 21:
Gala Event

For more information – email:

Hosted by Dakar-Plateau Sister City Committee

Pasadena–Mishima 2019 Summer Youth Program

July 30 – August 6, 2019
Pasadena, California

The Pasadena – Mishima Summer Youth Program is happy to host Friendship 2019 to be held from July 30 to August 6 in Pasadena.  This program will bring together selected teens from the city of Mishima, Japan with youth from the Pasadena area to share an experience of a lifetime and to develop a better understanding between our two countries.  The program has seen each community visiting our respective cities on alternating years.  We would like to invite youth to participate as a representative of Pasadena in this exciting and significant program.

The program is the result of an invitation Bryan Takeda received through the Pasadena Sister Cities Committee in the summer of 2001 for several youth from the Pasadena area to participate in an International Summer Camp at Mt. Fuji, Japan.  Several teenagers and chaperones joined exchange students from Pasadena at the camp for a week of activities and relationship building.  During a special meeting between Mishima Mayor Koike and Bryan at the end of the program, the Mayor accepted an invitation to send 15 youth from Mishima, Japan beginning in the Summer of 2002.  Since that time our youth have visited each of our cities on alternating years for a week of field trips, activities and homestays.  Trips to Japan have included visits to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima and more recently Tohoku and Fukushima.  This year’s schedule in Pasadena includes field trips to a Dodgers baseball game, Battleship USS Iowa, BBQ with students from Germany and Finland, Universal Studios, the California Science Center and the Space Shuttle Endeavor, the Japanese American National Museum, Griffith Observatory and Hollywood.

Applications are now being accepted.  For more information, please contact Bryan Takeda at or (626) 396-9927.

Registration Form

Program Schedule

Day 1  Tuesday, July 30

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Meet host families

Day 2  Wednesday, July 31

  • UCLA
  • Hollywood and Highland
  • Griffith Observatory

Day 3  Thursday, August 1

  • Battleship USS Iowa Tour

Day 4  Friday, August 2

  • Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Diego Padres baseball game

Day 5  Saturday, August 3

  • California Science Center / Space Shuttle Endeavor
  • Japanese American National Museum
  • Go For Broke National Education Center
  • Pasadena Sister Cities BBQ

Day 6  Sunday, August 4

  • Universal Studios Hollywood

Day 7  Monday, August 5

  • The Rose Bowl
  • Old Town Pasadena
  • Pasadena City Hall
  • Farewell Party

Day 8  Sunday, August 6

  • Mishima students return to Japan

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