Kasukabe and Tome

City profile - Kasukabe

Kasukabe is a city in eastern Saitama, Japan, approximately 30 kilometres north of Tokyo and has an area of approximately 12 kilometres from north to south and 11 kilometres from east to west.

The estimated population is 236,200 people. The city's official flower is the wisteria.

Current status

In September 2014, a delegation from the Fraser Coast travelled to Kasukabe. The Fraser Coast signed a Sister City Agreement with Kasukabe City at a signing ceremony during the Friendship Festival.

A delegation from Kasukabe, including Mayor Ryozo Ishikawa, Chairperson of Kasukabe City Council, Councillors, Kasukabe City staff and business delegates visited the Fraser Coast from 29 July – 1 August 2015.  Whilst here, they visited agricultural, fisheries, medical and education facilities. They also met with Fraser Coast business leaders for presentations about the region.

School exchanges

Aldridge State High School

Aldridge State High School and Kasukabe Junior High have had a Sister School Agreement since 2003.

Eighteen students from Kasukabe Junior High visited the Fraser Coast in August 2015 and attended school with students at Aldridge State High School. They enjoyed a tour of Maryborough and lunch with the Mayor and Councillors.

In September 2016, 19 students and teachers from Aldridge State High School visited Kasukabe and enjoyed eight nights homestay with students from Kasukabe Junior High. Whilst there, they learnt Calligraphy, participated in school lessons and watched a sumo wrestling match!

Maryborough State High School

Maryborough State High School and Onuma Junior High School in Kasukabe signed a three year Sister School Agreement in March 2017.

The relationship will promote inter-cultural understanding and language skills through communication, student exchange and other activities.

Maryborough State High School plans to visit Onuma Junior High School in September 2018.

St James Lutheran College

St James Lutheran College has established a link with KIFA (Kasukabe International Friendship Association) which provides opportunities for groups of up to 20 students and teachers to participate in exchange visits.

In September 2014, 15 students and 4 staff from St James visited Kasukabe. Whilst there, students stayed with host families and the students attended Higashi Junior High School. 

Seventeen students from various Kasukabe schools joined the Kasukabe International Friendship Association on a visit to the Fraser Coast from 24 July – 1 August 2015. They attended school with St James Lutheran College students. They enjoyed a tour of Maryborough and lunch with the Mayor and Councillors on Thursday 30 July.

Last updated 12/06/2017

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