Concord and the Massachusetts-Hokkaido Sister State Relationship
Concord's Town Meeting voted to formalize its relationship with
Nanae and the Concord-Carlisle High School's decision to send
its Concert Band to Hokkaido are the culmination of many years of
involvement with Hokkaido and Nanae. The following is a description
of Nanae and an outline of the activities of the Town of Concord
and its citizens group, the Concord Public Schools and the
Concord-Carlisle High School
Nanae is a town of 23,733 located a short distance from the major city of
Hakodate in Southwestern Hokkaido. Its main industry is agriculture.
It is a portion of the Hakodate Technopolis Project which aims at
developing a "brain intensive" industrial park. The
owns the Onuma
Quasi National Park. Mr. Horace Capron, the American who oversaw the
in the 1870's, built a plantation there.
- 1989: 46 students, parents and teacher have home stay with the
Concord-Carlisle High School
and Concord Academy
- 1992: Concord Minutemen serve at opening ceremony of Hokkaido Week
- 1992: Governor Yokomichi and delegation tour Concord, see former home
and attend potluck supper at the Concord Museum.
- 1993: Nanae sends a delegation of thirteen to Concord, including their
of schools, to discuss the possibility of a sister-city relationship with
- 1994: Thoreau School sends videotape, artwork and artifacts to Onuma
elementary School in
- 1995: Seven Concord citizens, including two educators, visit Nanae
Massachusetts-Hokkaido sister State Fifth Anniversary Celebration in
Nanae Network and bring gifts from Concord Public Schools to Nanae schools
further the sister
- 1995: Nanae sends five middle school students, a teacher and the
Concord Middle School for a four-day exchange and home stay. Articles
- 1995: Concord-Carlisle hosts five Hokkaido students and two Sapporo
members for four-day home stay as part of larger Hokkaido visit to
- 1995: Ms. Lehn's Willard School class sends Haiku to Togeshita School.
- 1995: Dr. Tom Curtin wins first place in Massachusetts Community
Contest--educational, instructional, community volunteer category for
- 1996: Nanae builds snow sculpture of Concord Public Library for Winter
- 1996: Ms. Dillon's Willard School class sends scrapbook and videotape
classroom and trip
Town Forest to Togeshita School.
- 1996: Nanae hosts Ms. Alias (CA '96) and Ms. Bratzler (CCHS '98).
- 1996: Concord Nanae Network (Concord citizen friends group) hosts five
Nanae women for three-day home stay.
- 1996: Concord Public Schools hosts five Nanae middle school students,
teacher, an interpreter and a town government official for four days.
- 1996: Concord Public Library--"Hokkaido Pioneers" photo exhibit
Hokkaido photos from the 1870's.
- 1997: Concord-Carlisle High School Art Gallery--"Hokkaido Pioneers"
William Wheeler's Hokkaido photos from the 1870's.
- 1997: Concord Town Meeting votes to formalize sister-city relationship
with Nanae Town.
- 1997: Dr. Robert Furey, Concord-Carlisle High School Social Studies
Ms. Janet Furey attend week-long Pacific Educational Conference organized by
of Hokkaido Senior High School Parent-Teachers' Associations.
- 1997: Nanae sends five middle school students, two high school
teacher, an interpreter, a town official, and a citizen for five days.
- 1997: Concord delegation goes to Nanae for singing ceremony of the
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Concord Carlisle High School
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