Sister Cities of Durham, North Carolina

Working Toward World Peace: One Friendship and One Community at a Time

Toyama, Japan

Toyama, Japan Sister City since 1989:  
Located on a delta plain between the Sea of Japan and the towering Southern Japanese Alps, Toyama was completely rebuilt after WW II bombing raids.  It is now a thriving modern metropolis and a "City of Medicine".

The "Mountains -- Waterways" connection is that Toyama lies at the base of the towering Southern Japanese Alps.


Pictured above:  This brick mural was presented to Durham from Toyama to celebrate the opening of the new Bulls baseball park.

Activities of the Toyama City Committee:
--Hosting Toyama College of Foreign Languages Annually
--Exchange of Medical Residents between our "Cities of Medicine"
--Working with Duke Gardens for the Japanese Tea Pavilion.
-- They are working on plans for a group of high school students to visit Toyama in July, 2019.