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Sister City students from Japan pay visit
McMinnvilles Sister City chairperson, Leigh Ann Stewart, center, worked diligently to make sure chaperones Kaori Oshima and Yui Meyer enjoyed the American experience as much as the youngsters.
Students from Mikawa, Japan and McMinnville are creating bonds, celebrating and appreciating their differences, and making life-changing memories. They are part of the Sister Cities student exchange program with the cities alternating hosting and visiting responsibilities.Sister Cities International was created by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1956 at the conference on citizen diplomacy. He reasoned people of different cultures could celebrate and appreciate their differences and build partnerships.