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OUR MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Portland-Sapporo Sister City Association is:

(a) To cause the people of the City of Portland, Oregon, and the people of Sapporo, Japan, to acquire a consciousness of each other, to understand one another as individuals, as members of their community, as citizens of their country, and as part of the family of nations.

(b) To foster as a consequence of such knowledge and consciousness, a continuing relationship of mutual concern between the City of Portland, Oregon and the people of Sapporo, Japan.

(c) To undertake, both in seeking and in consequence of such consciousness and concern, any activities and programs as will provide to one another appropriate aid and comfort, education and mutual understanding.

(d) To participate as an organization in the promoting, fostering and publicizing of state and national programs of international municipal cooperation organizations, and thereby to encourage other organizations and residents of American communities to engage and participate in such programs, to foster and promote friendly relations and mutual understanding between the people of Portland, Oregon, and the people of Sapporo, Japan, and to act as a coordinating body, community, agency or counsel among those organizations, groups and individuals desiring to and engaging in the activities of such international municipal cooperation organizations.