Massachusetts-Hokkaido 25th Anniversary Celebration

25th Anniversary Celebration of the Massachusetts Hokkaido Sister State Relationship (October 19, 2015)

The celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Massachusetts Hokkaido Sister State Relationship was held at the State House.
It was celebrated through a public exchange of greetings between the Governors, legislators and other members of the delegation.  The Governors or their representatives signed a Memorandum of Understanding continuing the relationship for another five years. Governor Baker of Massachusetts officially declared October 19, 2015, “Hokkaido Day”.

Hokkaido Vice-Governor Yoshihiro Yamaya, Governor Charlie Baker, Hokkaido Legislative Assembly Speaker, Ren Endo, Consul General Tsutomu Himeno

Exchange meeting with Governor Baker

Hokkaido Vice-Governor Yamaya and Senate President Rosenberg

Senate President Rosenberg and Hokkaido Legislative Assembly Speaker Endo

In the Senate Chambers

Agreement signed in the Great Hall


Longmeadow High School Lyrics sing Hokkaido Pioneers

Dr. Tom Curtin, President, Massachusetts Hokkaido Association

Great Hall of Flags