8 Our Hiroshima Prefecture
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Higashihiroshima City is connected to many countries and regions in Japan. Where is it connected to and how?
Do you know that child ambassadors from Kitahiroshima City in Hokkaido visit your school for exchange during the summer holiday every other year? Child ambassadors from Higashihiroshima City also visit Kitahiroshima City every other year. Higashihiroshima City and Kitahiroshima City are sister cities and promote educational, industrial and cultural exchanges.
Higashihiroshima City also has friendship agreements with foreign cities. It has a good will city agreement with Marilia City, a friendship city agreement with Tokuyo City (China), and a friendship exchange agreement with Virginia Beach City.
Based on these agreements, people in each city visit and communicate with each other.
Many foreigners live in Higashihiroshima City.
About 1,000 foreign students study at Hiroshima University.
There are foreigners who work at companies in the city too.
About 5,300 foreigners live in Higashihiroshima City.
They are from all over the world, but most of them come from Asian countries.