Sebastopol World Friends Blog

Welcome the new Japanese Counsel General Tomochika Uyama

Picture from a luncheon with the new Japanese Counsel General Tomochika Uyama. The volunteers at Luther Burbank Experimental Farm hosted a lovely lunch for the Sebastopol mayor, Patrick Slayter and City counsel members to meet new Japanese counsel and his deputy. At...

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Reflections on the recent Takeo visit

I was pleased and honored to be invited to visit Japan as a member of the SWF adult delegation. Japan is a modern industrial and commercial success. We experienced and saw the private lives of the Japanese middle classes. Lives that reflect ancient traditions, ancient...

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DINE AND DONATE NIGHT at Sushi Tozai

DINE AND DONATE NIGHT at Sushi Tozai 7531 Healdsburg Avenue, Sebastopol (707) 824-9886 for Sebastopol World Friends Japanese Sister City Students Exchange Program Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:00-9:30 pm Present the attached flyer when you sit down at Sushi Tozai and...

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Sebastopol World Friends Friendship Dinner UPDATE

Dear Sebastopol Worlds Friends Supporters, Our hearts go out to those affected by the devastating fires. In the wake of this tragedy, the board of directors of Sebastopol World Friends has decided to cancel this year's Friendship Dinner scheduled for November 4. It...

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Sebastopol Adults Travel to Ukraine

A group of seven adult delegates from Sebastopol traveled to Ukraine in late April of 2017, spending five days in our Sister City, Chyhyryn. We spent a VERY FULL day of sightseeing in Kyiv, led by Sebastopol’s good friend (and Open World...

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Interested in Hosting a Young Professional from Ukraine?

Sebastopol World Friends are currently seeking families interested in hosting visitors from Ukraine this fall for approximately 2 weeks. SWF has been selected to host an Open World delegation of 5 young leaders from the region of Sebastopol's sister city, Chyhyryn....

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Annual SWF Board Retreat

Board members spent six hours visioning, planning, and organizing to make this coming year the best ever for SWF.  Upcoming Open World delegates arrive from Ukraine in September, Kagoshima University homestay program in February 2018 and Sebastopol student...

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Exchange students from Japan visit Sebastopol this week

By David Abbott, Special to Sonoma West Times and News | Mar 28, 2017 Updated Mar 28, 2017 Three decades of ties strengthened by middle-schoolers For the past 32 years, Sebastopol has shared a very special relationship with its sister city Takeo City, Japan, so on...

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