2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Berkeley's sister city relationship with Sakai! Thank you for celebrating with us!
Updated Nov. 18, 2017
July 25 - August 4 2018
The Berkeley-Sakai Association is Announcing our Upcoming High School Student Exchange 2018
Visit Sakai Japan this summer and stay with a local host family. The trip also includes beautiful Kyoto and the bustling city of Tokyo!
Click here to go to the Interest Form (Gmail account required) fill it out online and click submit.
Interest Forms must be received by December 20th at 5 pm
The search is on for a runner for next year’s Senshu International City Marathon. Sakai will host a guest runner from Berkeley for 7 days, from February 16 to February 22, 2018. The runner will be given a tour of the marathon course on Saturday and attend a Welcome Reception in the evening. The marathon takes place on Sunday, February 18. Accommodations include 3 nights at the Hotel Nikko at Kansai Airport and 3 nights with a host family. The visit includes a Courtesy Visit to Mayor Takeyama, a visit to a local elementary school, and sightseeing in Sakai with a host family. Airfare to and from Japan and expenses while in Sakai covered by the marathon committee.