Supporting the Sister City relationship between 
concord, california and kitakami, japan

Join Us to Help Celebrate
50 Years of Friendship in 2024
for more information

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Your Donations Help Keep the Sister City Spirit Strong

The Concord Ambassadors, Inc. is a non-profit public benefit corporation operated exclusively for charitable and educational purposes under
IRS codes 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(2)   
Donations are tax deductible to the 
extent allowed by law   
Our Federal Tax ID is 68-0193789 
Our California Corp. ID is C1669308


Where We've
Traveled in Japan
45th Sister City
Anniversary Tour

October 18-30, 2019
visit web page

see our photos
Kitakami Visit - 2019
Japan Tour - 2019

 35th Sister City
Anniversary Tour
October 2-12, 2009
Web Page Here

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Concord Ambassadors

Concord Ambassadors

City of Concord Facebook

City of Concord, CA website
City of Concord - Sister City page

Kitakami City website (English)
Kitakami Tourism website

Kitakami International Assembly Hall and Facebook

Sister City Network

Let's Sharing - Living in Kitakami

Kitakami Photoblog

Japan Today - News
GaijinPot Travel Magazine

Consulate of Japan - San Francisco 

NHK Japan World Television   
also available on:

Comcast Ch.22 (North Bay)   
DirecTV  Ch.22
Dish  Ch.22
AT&T  Ch.22

Comcast Ch.17 (Bay Area)
DirecTV Ch.43 
Dish Ch.60 
AT&T Ch.43 
Wave/Astound Ch.21

see our

History and Photo Gallery

Our Founders

Court Kirkeeng     Zenji Katagata

Kitakami Mayors

Goro Saito

Akira Ito      Moriyoshi Takahashi

Toshihiko Takahashi

Sister City Exhibit
at Concord City Hall
View Exhibit Here

The Concord Ambassadors is the all-volunteer organization that maintains the sister city relationship between Kitakami, Japan and Concord, California.

We're dedicated to promoting mutual exchanges in the fields of education, culture, social affairs and economics. We encourage personal and business relationships between individuals and groups.  

For nearly 50 years there has been a steady flow of visitors between the two cities enjoying the opportunity for "home stay" visits and cultural exchange.


Kitakami, Japan   Concord, California

50 Year Pin
50 Years
of Sister City Friendship
in October, 2024


October 25, 1974
Kitakami Mayor Goro Saito
Concord Mayor Richard Holmes
Officially Establish the Sister City Program


1974 Sister City Proclamation

Event Calendar




General Meeting

3rd Tuesday; 6:30pm, Concord City Hall 
Permit Center 

Conference Room


Support Concord's Adopt-A-Street Program


Will Resume in Future

Semi-Annual General Membership Dinner

Views of Kitakami

10,000 Cranes
for Japan

Commemorating Concord's response to the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami
 Created from over 10,000 origami cranes folded by our community as symbols of hope for Japan's recovery

Dedicated to our Sister City
Kitakami, Japan
See our 10,000 Cranes for Japan

See our

March 11, 2011 Earthquake
and Tsunami Relief
web page (click here)

The Communion Bridge sculpture
in the Japanese Friendship Garden
at the Concord Civic Center
spans the distance to our

Sister City - Kitakami, Japan

Sister City Monument 

in Kitakami, Japan