Two elementary teachers from Iizuka did home-stays with elementary school teachers in Sunnyvale. They toured Sunnyvale elementary schools to observe the differences between primary education in Iizuka and Sunnyvale.
Iizuka Mayor Makoto Katamine and City Council Chair Seiichi Fujiura visited Sunnyvale and delivered remarks at a Sunnyvale City Council meeting.
Sunnyvale Mayor Glenn Hendricks visited Iizuka and delivered remarks at the Iizuka City Council Meeting
Eighteen (12 middle school and 6 high school) Sunnyvale students visited Iizuka for S2I 2017
Second Cherry Blossoms (Hanami) Picnic at Braly Park
Second Robot Programming Class with 12 Sunnyvale participants
Mayor Hendricks of Sunnyvale and Mayor Saito of Iizuka signed the Sister City Agreement marking the commencement of the official sister city relationship
Two more Sunnyvale adults visited Iizuka and were moved by the hospitality of their hosts
Twenty Iizuka students visited Sunnyvale and attended Homestead High School and Sunnyvale Middle School
Fourteen Sunnyvale students visit Iizuka
First Adult Exchange Program: Dr. Nawata from Iizuka visited Dr. Yoshida in Sunnyavle and Dr. Yoshida visited Dr. Nawata
Sunnyvale Rotary Club welcomed Iizuka Rotary Club and they started their friendship
First Cherry Tree Viewing (HANAMI) picnic at Braly Park
Sunnyvale Middle School robotics class taught by three Kyuushu Institute of Technology students from Iizuka
Moved to Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale
Announced 2016 dates for S2I (Sunnyvale to Iizuka) student exchange program
The cherry tree planting ceremony was covered by the Sunnyvale SUN.
Twenty Iizuka students visited Sunnyvale and attended Fremont High School and Sunnyvale Middle School.
Iizuka also donated twenty cherry trees to Sunnyvale and planting ceremonies were held at Homestead High School and Columbia Middle School.
Eight Sunnyvale students visited Iizuka on SSCA’s second student cultural exchange trip.
Held information session on 2015 S2I program
San Jose Mercury News covered SSCA activitiesSunnyvale Sister City Association completes inaugural student exchange program
State of California granted California State tax exempt status to SSCA
The District Digest covered SSCA activitiesSunnyvale Middle School Students Visit Iizuka, Japan
Sunnyvale welcomed 20 junior high school students from Iizuka who enjoyed Bay Area life and attended classes at Sunnyvale Middle School
Iizuka donated cherry trees as a token of lasting friendship which were planted at six different locations in Sunnyvale
Eleven Sunnyvale students visited Iizuka as the first exchange program students
IRS granted Federal income tax exemption to SSCA, as a 501(c) 3 organization
Confirmed that eleven Sunnyvale students will visit Iizuka in June
Announced the S2I Project, sending Sunnyvale students to Iizuka from Fremont High School, Sunnyvale Middle School, and Columbia Middle School
Morichika Saito, Mayor of Iizuka, signs a "Friendly Exchange Relations Agreement" after getting approval from Iizuka's City Council
SSCA turns in form 1023 to the IRS in order to get classified as 501(c)3
Anthony Spitaleri, Mayor of Sunnyvale, signs a "Friendly Exchange Relations Agreement" after getting approval from Sunnyvale's City Council
SSCA mails an official application for NPO status to the Secretary of State, and 501(c)3 status for the organization is pending.
Akiko Inoue, SSCA's Event Manager, visits schools in Iizuka to discuss future activities between the two cities.
A representative from Iizuka Friendship Network visits Mayor Anthony Spitaleri and delivers a letter from Iizuka's mayor.
Iizuka Friendship Network, NPO, is officially organized to facilitate a sister city relationship with Sunnyvale.
Mark Kato visits several candidate cities in Japan and discusses possibilities.
At an SSCA meeting, Iizuka in Fukuoka prefecture is selected to be a sister city of Sunnyvale.
Through the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan, Kei Hagiwara announces to 1,700 Japanese cities that volunteers in Sunnyvale are looking for a sister city.
SSCA holds its first meeting.
Staff recruitment for the Sunnyvale Sister City Association (SSCA) begins.
Kei Hagiwara, Vice Consul of the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, Mike Michitaka, and Mark Kato meet with Sunnyvale Mayor Anthony Spitaleri and request municipal support for their activities.
Mike Michitaka and Mark Kato deliver a written proposal on their sister city idea to Anthony Spitaleri, Mayor of Sunnyvale.
Mike Michitaka and Mark Kato brainstorm on grassroots activities that will benefit Sunnyvale citizens and the sister city idea takes hold.