About us

About us

Asahikawa International Center Organization

International/City Relations Division

The main duty of the International/City Relations Division is to facilitate exchange with the sister cities and friendship cities of Asahikawa.

Link: International/City Relations Division


Asahikawa International Committee

The Asahikawa International Committee (AIC) was formed to promote international exchange between Asahikawa residents and foreign residents at a grassroots level.

Asahikawa・Bloomington・Normal Sister Cities Committee

This committee is involved with promoting sister city exchange with the cities of Bloomington/Normal, Illinois in the United States of America. Activities include exchange student programs for high school students and short-term exchange programs for middle school students. Middle school students from Japan visit the U.S. each spring, and in the summer students from the U.S. come to Japan.


Asahikawa Japan-Korea Friendship Association 

We are also home to the Asahikawa branch of the Japan-Korea Friendship Association. Every year through cooking seminars we aim to introduce Korean culture throughout Asahikawa.


Asahikakawa-Harbin Friendship Association

This office works to facilitate exchange and mutual understanding between Asahikawa and its friendship city of Harbin in Heilongjiang Province, People’s Republic of China. 


JICA Asahikawa Desk

A Coordinator for International Cooperation from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is posted here. Aside from offering training courses for representatives from developing nations, the officer is involved in recruitment for the overseas senior volunteer program and youth cooperation group, as well as staff development in northern Hokkaido through providing lectures on development education support activities.