Category Archives: Tateyama Japan

Japanese New Year’s Celebration (Shinnenkai) – January 24th!

A shinnenkai (Japanese 新年会, literally “new year gathering”) is the Japanese tradition of welcoming the arrival of the New Year.  A shinnenkai is a shinnenkaiis their way of getting together to celebrate a new year and to make promises to each other to do their best for this … Continue reading

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It Is Time To Register For The 2016 Wakashio Marathon

Would you like to run in our Sister City Tateyama, Japan’s 36th Wakashio Marathon/10K/2K on January 31st, 2016? We’ve been sending folks to Tateyama for decades and this might be your year!  If so, contact us immediately as the deadline is … Continue reading

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Come Join Bellingham Sister Cities And Help Build World Peace

It is almost time for world peace! November 7th will be a great evening for you to be part of building  world peace in the vision of President Eisenhower who saw Sister Cities as a way to lesson the chance of … Continue reading

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Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville Welcomes BSCA Ski-To-Sea Team

Friday, May 22, 2015- Bellingham, Washington’s Mayor, Kelli Linville, welcomed international visitors to City Hall today with the presentation of honorary citizenship certificates and warm words of greeting. The visitors are athletes and delegates from three of Bellingham’ s sister cities, … Continue reading

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BSCA Ski-to-Sea Team Kick-Off Dinner

On Thursday night, Friday May 21, the Bellingham Sister Cities Association International Ski-to-Sea team met at “Tatdaddy’s” home to get to know one another and to meet many of the Bellingham Sister Cities Board. Joining Gabe Starbuck, Kyle Nelson and Max Baker … Continue reading

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Meet the BSCA Sister Cities Ambassadors Ski to Sea Team!

Today’s installment of “Meet the BSCA Team” introduces you to our Ski to Sea racers from Tateyama, Japan. Eriko Kondo, our team’s road runner, and Kazuki Wada, our road biker, are both excited to be participating in this year’s Ski … Continue reading

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Britt Setter and United We Dance’s Upcoming Trip to Tateyama

United We Dance is taking thirteen students ranging in age from 14-18 and three dance instructors from The Dance Studio to Tateyama, Japan this July. We are so excited for our second cultural exchange to Tateyama! We are fortunate enough … Continue reading

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President Teresa Van Haalen Extends An Invitation To The BSCA Annual Dinner

Well we are only a week away and we have to have our confirmed number of dinners in by 2:00 Tuesday, April 7 and as this years President for Bellingham Sister Cities Association I wanted to again extend a personal … Continue reading

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Next Masters of Japanese Cinema film — Early Summer

The next Masters of Japanese Cinema film will be Ozu Yasujiro’s wonderful 1951 film Early Summer.  It screens at Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay Street) at 6:30pm on Tuesday, April 7th.  Further details can be found here: http://www.pickfordfilmcenter.org/programs/pickford/early-summer/ Ozu probably doesn’t … Continue reading

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From War To Peace – Remembering Jack Pierce, One Of BSCA’s Founders …

In going through some old materials, we happened upon a 1998 article that was posted in the Bellingham Herald about Jack Pierce, one of the founders of our Bellingham Sister Cities Association back in 1958.  He was a man who … Continue reading

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