The annual Potluck and Meeting of the Berkeley-Sakai Sister City Association will be celebrated on Friday, March 13, 2020, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. We will meet at the Berkeley United Methodist Church at 1710 Carleton Street in Berkeley.
Everyone is cordially invited to our dinner, which is open to anyone, not just board members. Those who are interested in our exchanges and activities are encouraged to attend to get the latest updates about the student exchange, to view Kindergarten art from Sakai and talk with others who are interested in cultural exchange with Japan. Please click here to RSVP for the dinner if you know you are coming; you are still welcomed to come if you decide to come at the last minute.
It is a potluck, so please bring an appetizer, salad or side dish to serve 10. The board will supply the main dish, dessert and beverages.
The 27th KIX Senshu International Marathon will take place on Sunday, February 16, 2020. The guest runner for 2020 from Berkeley was Talia Stewart. Talia works as an Accounting Office Specialist in the Finance Department of the City of Berkeley. She is married and has two sons, 4 and 5 years old. Talia was active in track and field in school and has a special interest in art. She is a strong runner and is very excited about running a marathon in Sakai. She is visiting Japan with her husband for the first time. They will also visit Tokyo and the Olympic Stadium during their trip.
The Senshu International City Marathon was started in September 1994 by Sakai City and nine other cities and four towns in Osaka Prefecture to commemorate the opening of the Kansai International Airport. (KIX). Besides Berkeley, Sakai has 3 other sister cities (Wellington, the capital of New Zealand; Lianyungang in Jiangsu Province, China; and just recently Danang City, Vietnam) who also have runners participating in the marathon.
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