Since formalizing its sister-state relationship with Hokkaido in 1990, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has had many exchanges with Hokkaido; none, however, on a scale equal to that of Hokkaido in terms of expense or the commitment of personnel. Only the Massachusetts city of Springfield has sent a sizable group to Hokkaido. The CCHS trip is the single biggest event of its kind from Massachusetts to Hokkaido. It also underscores the Commonwealth's long and enduring relationship with its Japanese "sister." This relationship began more than 100 years ago, and continue to flourish today with the strong support of both the Governor's and the Massachusetts-Hokkaido Sister State Association.
Rarely does a community have such an opportunity to profoundly affect a segment of its young people while furthering its own and the Commonwealth's ends. We hope you enjoy your visit.
Concord Carlisle High School
500 Walden Street
Concord, Massachusetts 01741