Japanese Sister City Program
Cherry Blossom Festival 2014
Independence Sister City Committee is excited to announce our annual Cherry Blossom Festival on Sunday April 27,2014 at the Sermon Center.
JSCC Exchange with Higashimurayama, Japan
On October 9th eighteen adults representing the Japanese Sister City Committee from Independence will be travelling to Higashimurayama, Japan to celebrate the 35th anniversary of our joint sister city relationship.
JSCC Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2014 Student Exchange
The Japanese Sister City Committee is now accepting applications for the summer 2014 Student Exchange. Any person between ages 15 – 22 who lives in Independence is eligible to apply for a position as student ambassador to Higashimurayama, Japan. Please download and print the student application form and return it to the Mayor’s Office at City Hall in Independence.
New Sister School
Pioneer Ridge Middle School, home of the Explorers, is now a Japanese Sister School!