Cupertino Sister City - Toyokawa, Japan
Cupertino Raises $28,500 for Japan’s Earthquake & Tsunami Relief
Cupertino transferred funds totaling $28,500 in the care of its sister city - Toyokawa, Japan, following the devastating March earthquake and tsunami. The Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities Committee served as the custodian and collection focal point for these private, small organization, and school community donations. Funds were collected through a variety of events including direct donations, school projects, T-shirt sales, and the annual Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival. Toyokawa was fortunate to not suffer the direct physical impact of the natural disaster and will assist in disbursing the funds to those in need. Read more.
Student Exchange Program
Each autumn, Toyokawa middle school students travel to Cupertino with their chaperones. They are guests of Cupertino and the Cupertino Union School District. Each spring, Cupertino seventh and eighth-grade students are chosen to visit Toyokawa, with their chaperones, in a similar exchange.
Cupertino Toyokawa Sister Cities 2014 Delegation
Fourteen students (7th and 8th graders from the Cupertino Union School District) and two chaperones were selected to be members of the 2014 delegation that will visit Cupertino’s sister city of Toyokawa, Japan. The delegation was introduced at the annual Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival in April and will travel to Japan in late June. In September, they will host a student delegation visiting from Toyokawa, Japan. The Cupertino Toyokawa Sister Cities Committee organizes the annual student exchange and Cherry Blossom festival. For more information, visit www.cupertinotoyokawa.org.
Back row: Sean Emmons (chaperone) , Jason Park, Michelle Wei, Katie McLaughlin, Andrea Saavedra, Audrey Shiomoto, Kritika Sharma, Irene McNelis, Mansi Reddy, Heather McCook Emmons (chaperone)
Front row: Alina Wan, Karina Wang, Santosh Sivakumar, Naomi Gau, Ronni Ariel, Aarushi Shah