About the PSSCA

The Portland-Sapporo Sister City Association (PSSCA) is located in beautiful Portland, Oregon, home to a vibrant and thriving Japanese community. One of the oldest sister city relationships in the U.S., PSSCA was established in 1959, just a few years after President Dwight Eisenhower introduced the U.S. Sister City Program to create an international atmosphere of understanding and respect among cities sharing similarities like population, industry or art.

Over more than sixty years, thousands of Portland children and adults have been exposed to Japanese culture through the events and affiliations of the Portland-Sapporo Sister City Association.

PSSCA is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit with a volunteer Board of Directors and no paid staff, dependent on community support through sponsors, members and donors. Tax-exempt donations can be made through this website.