Sister Cities of Durham, North Carolina

Linking Durham to Cities in China, Costa Rica, England, Greece, Japan, Mexico, Romania, Russia, Tanzania

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 and Programs
--Hosting Toyama College of Foreign Languages Annually
--Exchanges of Medical Residents between our "Cities of Medicine"
--Working with Duke Gardens for the Japanese Tea Pavilion.
-- High school students to  Toyama.