企画:Karen Baker-MacGrotty
運営:Mari Kato

New Westminster (BC) and Moriguchi (Osaka) formed the first Canada and Japan sister city relationship in 1963.

To strengthen the tie despite the pandemic, JCCOC hosted a Youth Online Session on February 12th 2022 with 33 young participants agad 13-25 from Canada and Japan.
They shared an inspiring time together, talking about their life, culture, and language in a 60-minute session. It was also a perfect opportunity for those studying Japanese or English to try out their second language in practice, or for bilingual participants to assist other participants for better communication.

Believing that creating more bonds among people does lead us to a better world, we will continue offering more occasions of online interactions between Canada and Japan, while wishing that they will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the sister city relationship next year in person.

Organizer: Karen Baker-MacGrotty
Facilitator: Mari Kato