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Miami Beach Sister Cities to host free Japanese culture event

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The public is invited to free event showcasing Japanese culture that includes an authentic Japanese Tea Ceremony, a flower arranging demonstration and a traditional Japanese dance. It will be held this coming Thursday afternoon at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

The program is being done to mark the 55th anniversary of the Sister Cities relationship between the City of Miami Beach and Fujisawa, Japan. It will be presented by artists from Fujisawa, who are part of a delegation visiting here.

"What a great opportunity to have artists from Fujisawa, our sister city since 1959, here with us again to experience Miami Beach on the 55th anniversary of our friendship," said George Neary, chairperson of Miami Beach Sister Cities Committee. Miami Beach Mayor Matti Bower will open the program and members of the delegation from Fujisawa and the Miami Beach Sister Cities Committee will be on hand.

Fujisawa was Miami Beach's first Sister City. Over the past 55 years, Miami Beach has established relationships with a total of 10 Sister Cities throughout the world. Delegations from those cities visit here, and members of the Miami Beach Sister City Committee visit those cities as well to experience other cultures and help promote tourism.

Recent Sister Cities activities have included the donation of a fire truck to Ica Peru and the establishment of a Miami Beach Sister Cities Garden planted with the native flowers of Sister City Brampton, Canada. A visiting delegation from Nahariya, Israel is expected in a few weeks. The group includes student choral members who will perform here.

Sister Cities International is a non-profit organization created to advance peace and prosperity through cultural, educational, humanitarian, and economic development exchanges. It serves as a hub for institutional knowledge and best practices in the field of citizen diplomacy.

Event details: Thursday, Nov. 14, 4-6 p.m. Miami Beach Botanical Garden on 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach.

For event info, call Diana Fontani at (305) 673-7030 or email

More Info: Miami Beach Sister Cities



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