The focus of the Sister City relationship is based on two cultures getting to know one another and learning from the experience. Since the Exchange Program is based on teenagers touring each others cities every five years, a tour is set aside for the adults to have a chance at participating in the exchange.
Adult exchange trips are then signified by having Anniversary celebrations in both Higashimurayama and Independence. In this short time the food, culture and friendships are shared and renewed from anniversary to anniversary.
|In Higashimurayama, Japan the 30th Anniversary was started with dedicated JSCC members having a party.|