Established in 1968, the Michigan-Shiga partnership is the oldest and most comprehensive sister state relationship between the United States and Japan.  Residents of Michigan and Shiga continue to maintain close ties through exchanges involving students, teachers, community members and government officials.
Michigan-Shiga Sister State Program on Facebook          
Shiga Tourism Website


                 News & Events

SAVE THE DATE! The 50th Anniversary celebration will take place on September 11, 2018! 

 Goodwill Mission from Shiga, Japan to Michigan               September 5-12, 2018