October 16, 2008 - Mayor Domenic Sarno proudly dons a gift given to him by a contingency of guests who traveled to Springfield from our Sister City of Takikawa, Japan.
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the signing ceremony that established the sister city relationship between Springfield and Takikawa City.
The delegation will be led by Mr. Oda, Superintendent of Schools, and Mr. Yamauchi, who heads the International Relations Section of the Takikawa City Government.
“We are looking not only to foster social relationships, but also potential economic development opportunities,” said Sarno.
“And I love this gift. I’ll wear it in meetings as a sign that I mean business,” joked the Mayor.