Since 2001, more than 300 students from two middle schools in Sakura City, Japan, have traveled to Rancho Palos Verdes to attend Miraleste Intermediate School, enabling students from both cities to attain a robust cultural understanding and appreciation of both countries. Over the years, the exchange program has strengthened cultural bonds and fostered many enduring and deep friendships.
On August 4, the City will officially recognize Sakura City as a “sister city” to Rancho Palos Verdes!
Watch the virtual signing ceremony by tuning in to the City Council meeting at 7 p.m. on RPVtv or at rpvca.gov/agendas.
Located 25 miles northeast of Tokyo, Sakura City is a thriving community of more than 175,000 residents with a rich and vibrant history. The city is perhaps best known for the famous cherry blossoms that give it its name.