Massachusetts-Hokkaido 25th Anniversary Celebration
February 26, 2016
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