Timeline

IN OR TO CUPERTINO YEAR DATE IN OR TO TOYOKAWA
1978 Dec. 19 City Councilman Daniel O’Keefe, invested with full powers, authorized by Cupertino Mayor James E. Jackson, visits Toyokawa. Sister City Declaration is signed in Mayor Yoshio Yamamoto of Toyokawa’s office.
Mayor of Toyokawa and Chairman of Toyokawa City Council visit Cupertino to return courtesies. 1979 Feb. 12-18
Mar. 6 25 coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) cuttings are given as a gift by the City of Cupertino in a token of friendship.
Mar. 15 Wall clock and panel are given as a gift to Toyokawa from the City of Cupertino.
Jun. 25 Letter writing exchanges with 4th graders in Cupertino begin.
Jul. 19-22 First Goodwill Delegation, consisting of 13 citizens visits Toyokawa.
1st Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (6 students & 2 teachers) visits Cupertino. Sep. 8-18
Dec. 24 The Peabody family of Cupertino visits Toyokawa.
2nd Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (8 members) visits Cupertino. 1980 Sep. 13-19
1981 Jul. 23 Cupertino high school students Douglas E. Grude and Evan Corstophine visit Toyokawa.
3rd Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (8 members) visits Cupertino. Oct. 1-10
Four-member delegation from Toyokawa visits Cupertino for preliminary discussions concerning the Sister City 5th Anniversary. Oct. 26-Nov. 1
1982 Sep. 2-5 Cupertino citizen Douglas E. Grude visits Toyokawa again.
4th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (8 members) visits Cupertino. Oct. 7-16
6 members of the Toyokawa Jaycees visit Cupertino. Nov. 29
Seven delegates, including Mayor of Toyokawa, visit Cupertino for the Sister City 5th Anniversary. Toyokawa presents 200 cherry trees, which are planted during a ceremony at Cupertino’s Memorial Park. 1983 Jan. 17-22
Cupertino Toyokawa Sister Cities committee holds the first annual Cherry Blossom Festival. 1983 April?
5th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (8 members) visits Cupertino and a movie about Toyokawa is presented to the city of Cupertino. Oct. 6-15
Nov. 19-21 Cupertino citizens Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bayliff and Mrs. Bayliff’s sister visit Toyokawa.
Nov. 21-24 Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cupertino Jaycees William E. Guthrie and Susan King visit Toyokawa.
1984 Apr. 24-27 12-member delegation comprised of the Mayor of Cupertino and Cupertino City Council members visit Toyokawa. A grandfather clock is presented to Toyokawa as a 5th anniversary present.
Apr. 25-Sep. 30 `Our Sister City, Cupertino’ exhibit is held at the Cultural Plaza.
Jun. 20-26 1st Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of 8 junior high students and 1 chaperone, Vice-Principal Steve Parker visits Toyokawa.
Jul. 10-20 Cupertino citizen Susan Kaku visits Toyokawa.
Jul. 14 Five-member delegation, including Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cupertino Jaycees Layne Phillips and his wife visits Toyokawa.
Jul. 15 Toyokawa Jaycees and Cupertino Jaycees join hands as sister organizations.
Mr. Osamu Ito of Toyokawa visits Cupertino to do judicial training and research. Aug. 20-31
6th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (8 members) visits Cupertino. Oct. 11-20
Members of the Toyokawa Jaycees make a courtesy visit to Cupertino. Nov. 8-16
1985 Feb. 19 Cupertino teachers Marge Dennin and Patricia Stiner visit Toyokawa.
May 9 College professor and Cupertino resident James E. Knauer visits Toyokawa.
May 30 Cupertino citizens Paul and Alice Reasenberg visit Toyokawa.
Jun. 22-26 2nd Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of 10 junior high students and 2 chaperones visits Toyokawa.
Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Bureau Director of Toyokawa City Council visit Cupertino and receive City of Cupertino Proclamation Certificates as Honorary Citizens. Sep. 2-10
7th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (8 members) visits Cupertino. Oct. 11-20
Mayor of Toyokawa and 6 other delegates visit Cupertino and participate in Cherry Blossom Festival. 1986 Apr. 11-17
Apr. 24-27 Cupertino’s Monta Vista Madrigals singers and staff consisting of 46 members visit Toyokawa and perform in a joint concert at Toyokawa Civic Center.
May 2 Cupertino citizens Mr. and Mrs. Peabody visit Toyokawa again.
Jun. 3 Cupertino Assistant City Manager Barbara Brown visits Toyokawa.
Jun. 21-26 3rd Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of 10 junior high students and 2 chaperones visits Toyokawa. They are presented with a video of a performance by the Monta Vista Madrigals to be taken back and given to the City of Cupertino.
Aug. 4 Cupertino citizens, Ms. Darlene Thorne and her husband, Paul Devin visit Toyokawa.
A delegation of 13, including members of the Toyokawa Jaycees and Toyokawa citizens visits Cupertino. Aug. 10-18
Oct. 1-4 Cupertino Mayor Barbara Rogers visits Toyokawa.
8th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (8 members) visits Cupertino. Oct. 9-16
Nov. 10 Members of the Cupertino Jaycees visit Toyokawa.
Director of Toyokawa City Hospital Hidehiko Tsuno’oka visits Cupertino while in America attending the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons Congress. 1987 Apr. 25-May 9
May 23 Cupertino citizen Rolf Mortensen visits Toyokawa.
Jun. 22-27 4th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of 10 junior high students and 2 chaperones visits Toyokawa.
9th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (8 members) visits Cupertino. Oct. 8-17
Two members of Toyokawa city staff including Management Division Director visit Cupertino for preliminary discussions concerning the Sister City 10th Anniversary. 1988 Jan.14-20
Apr. 10-14 Cupertino city government worker Fred Subega comes to Toyokawa to assemble a full-sized replica of Cupertino’s Morion (helmet).
Jun. 21-26 5th Junior Goodwill Mission from Cupertino consisting of 10 junior high students and 2 chaperones visits Toyokawa.
Jul. 29-Aug. 2 A delegation of 9 members, including Mayor of Cupertino John Gatto visit Toyokawa as part of the Sister City 10th Anniversary celebration and while there participate in the unveiling ceremony of the Morion. They also take part in Koh Festival.
Delegation of 72 members chosen by the Toyokawa International Association from applicants from the general public and also including the Toyokawa Otome Kabuki Troupe visit Cupertino as part of the 10th anniversary celebration and while there, participate in the unveiling ceremony of the stone lanterns given by the city of Toyokawa. Aug. 19-25
10th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (12 students and 3 teachers) visits Cupertino. Oct. 16-25
Tennis circle in Toyokawa visits Cupertino and while there has a goodwill tennis match. Dec. 6
Mayor and 6 other delegates visit Cupertino and participate in Cherry Blossom Festival. 1989 Apr. 7-13
Jun. 24-29 6th Junior Goodwill Mission from Cupertino consisting of 9 junior high students and 2 chaperones visits Toyokawa.
A delegation of high school students sponsored by the Toyokawa Lions Club visits Cupertino. Aug. 21-24
Sep. 16-19 Representatives of Cupertino Jaycees visit Toyokawa to participate in Toyokawa Jaycees’ 30th anniversary ceremony.
Seven representatives of Toyokawa City Council pay a courtesy visit to city of Cupertino. Oct. 4-12
11th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (15 members) visits Cupertino. Oct. 5-14
Dec.   2 Exchange student and Cupertino citizen Christopher Gregson visits Toyokawa and is interviewed for New Year’s edition of the city’s official news/information paper, `Koho Toyokawa.’
Dec. 26 Cupertino citizens Janice Henry and Sumi Sarbamini visit Toyokawa.
1990 Apr. 3 College professor and Cupertino resident Standley Bivens visits Toyokawa.
Apr. 13 Cupertino citizens Mr. and Mrs. Fred Subega make a return visit to Toyokawa.
Jul. 4-9 7th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of 6 junior high students and 2 chaperones visits Toyokawa.
12th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (16 members) visits Cupertino. Oct. 4-13
Two Toyokawa city hall staff members accompany Toyokawa International Association Goodwill Delegation to Cupertino. Oct. 5-11
Members of Toyokawa Jaycees visit Cupertino for interactions with Cupertino Jaycees. Nov. 23-Dec.2
1991 Jun. 5-Aug. 30 Cormack McCarthy, son of former Mayor of Cupertino John Plungy visits Toyokawa.
Official Toyokawa interpreter Haruko Tanaka visits Cupertino. Jun. 29-Aug.2
13th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (15 members) visits Cupertino. Oct. 3-12
Nov. 22-Dec. 9 College professor and Cupertino native Dr. Piper Gaubatz visits Toyokawa for investigative research.
Toyokawa city staff member Masaru Shirai visits Cupertino for interactions with Cupertino Jaycees members. 1992 Jan. 9-14
Jun. 25-29 8th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of 6 junior high students and 2 chaperones visits Toyokawa.
Jul. 3 Cupertino citizen Chet Good visits Toyokawa.
14th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (15 members) visits Cupertino. Sep. 30-Oct. 9
Two city staff members from Toyokawa including Director of the Mayor’s Office visit Cupertino for preliminary discussions concerning the Sister City 15th Anniversary. Oct. 31-Nov. 1
1993 Apr. 7 The Klein brothers, residents of Cupertino, visit Toyokawa.
Jun. 23-28 9th Junior Goodwill Mission from Cupertino consisting of 6 junior high and high school students and 2 chaperones visits Toyokawa.
Jul. 22-27 A 42-member delegation, consisting City Council Member Lauralee Sorensen, Sister City Committee Members Virgil Klein and Alice MacAllister and others and also including the Monta Vista Madrigals visit Toyokawa as part of the Sister City 15th Anniversary, taking part in an offical ceremony and a joint concert.
Jul. 23-26 `Sister City Exhibit’ is held at the Prio Gallery.
15th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (15 members) visits Cupertino. Sep. 29-Oct. 8
Delegation of 20 members including Chairman of the Toyokawa City Council visit Cupertino to present 15th anniversary gift. Oct. 1-4
1994 Jun. 22-28 10th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of 8 junior high students and 2 chaperones visits Toyokawa.
16th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (14 members) visits Cupertino. Sep. 28-Oct. 7
Sister City Committee President, Lucille Honig, received the city’s CREST (Cupertino Recognizes Extra Steps Taken)  award, in large part due to her contributions to the City as part of the Sister City organization. 1995 Apr
Members of Toyokawa Jaycees visit Cupertino for interactions with members of Cupertino Jaycees. Jun. 25-Jul. 2
17th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (14 members) visits Cupertino. Sep. 27-Oct. 6
Oct. 1-15 The artwork of 11 Cupertino children are displayed at the World Parks Festival, held in Aichi Prefecture.
Seven members of the Toyokawa City Council pay a courtesy visit to Cupertino. Oct. 23
18th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (15 members) visits Cupertino. 1996 Sep. 25-Oct. 4
1997 Jun. 24-30 11th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of 8 junior high students and 2 chaperones visits Toyokawa.
19th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (15 members) visits Cupertino. Sep. 24-Oct. 3
Toyokawa City Treasurer Takeo Suzuki and Administration Division Director Yutaka Nakata visit Cupertino for preliminary discussions concerning the Sister City 20th Anniversary. Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Nov. 18 Teacher and Cupertino resident Lynn Jesinger visits Toyokawa during a Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program visit to Japan.
Trish and Virgil Klein received the city’s CREST (Cupertino Recognizes Extra Steps Taken) award, in large part due to their contributions to the City as part of the Sister City organization. 1998 Apr
Jul. 7-13 12th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of 8 junior high students and 2 chaperones visits Toyokawa.
Aug. 14-17 A delegation of 20 members, led by Cupertino Mayor Michael Chang visits Toyokawa as one of the Sister City 20th Anniversary events. While there they take part in a welcome reception dinner, a tape cutting ceremony for the Cupertino Exhibit, and present Toyokawa with 2 wooden park benches.
20th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (12 students and 3 chaperones) visits Cupertino. Sep. 22-Oct. 1
A delegation of 22 citizens, led by Deputy Mayor Chuzo Sato visits Cupertino to celebrate the Sister City 20th Anniversary. While there they participate in the unveiling ceremony of the grandfather clock given by Toyokawa as a 20th anniversary gift. Oct. 2-9
1999 Jun. 23-29 13th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of 10 junior high students and 2 chaperones visits Toyokawa.
21st Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (12 students and 3 chaperones) visits Cupertino. Sep. 22-30
2000 Jul. 5-11 14th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of 10 middle school students and 2 chaperones visits Toyokawa.
22nd Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (12 students and 3 chaperones) visits Cupertino. Sep. 21-29
2001 Jul. 3-9 15th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of 10 middle school students and 2 chaperones visits Toyokawa.
23rd Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (12 students, 3 chaperones and an interpreter/troubleshooter) visits Cupertino. Sep. 20-28
2002 Jul. 4-11 16th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of 10 middle school students and 2 chaperones visits Toyokawa.
24th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (12 students and 3 chaperones) visits Cupertino. Sep. 19-27
2 city staff members from Toyokawa, Toyokawa International Association Director Masaru Shirai and Assistant Director of the Office of the Mayor/Public Relations Takeshi Kobayashi visit Cupertino for preliminary discussions concerning the Sister City 25th Anniversary. Oct. 16-22
The Cupertino Toyokawa Sister City Committee received the city’s CREST (Cupertino Recognizes Extra Steps Taken) award for their efforts in conducting the Sister Cities programs. 2003 Apr
Jul. 3-8 Monta Vista Impressions (32 members and 7 chaperones and a chaperone’s family) are invited to Toyokawa to perform in 2 concerts at and immediately following the National Children’s Song Summit, being held in Toyokawa.
Jul. 3-9 17th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of 10 middle school students and 2 chaperones visits Toyokawa.
A delegation of 20 members, led by Mayor Katsuyuki Nakano visits Cupertino to celebrate the Sister City 25th Anniversary. While there they present the City of Cupertino with a check for $20,000 as a 20th anniversary gift to be used in the central plaza landscaping around the new library and community hall. Jul. 16-21
25th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (12 students and 3 chaperones) visits Cupertino. Sep. 25-Oct. 3
Nov. 13-18 A delegation of 24 members, led by Cupertino City Councilwoman Dolly Sandoval and including Cupertino Sister City Committee President Lucille Honig and other members of the Committee visit Toyokawa to celebrate the Sister City 25th anniversary. While there, they participate in the Cupertino Square naming ceremony and the unveiling ceremony for the new morion sculpture given by the City of Cupertino as a 25th anniversary gift.
2004 Jul. 6-12 18th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of 10 middle school students and 2 chaperones visits Toyokawa.
Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival is recipient of the Bay Area Parent magazine’s “Best of the best” Festivals
26th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (16 students and 3 chaperones) visits Cupertino. Sep. 22-30
Mayor of Toyokawa Katsuyuki Nakano, Managing Director of Toyokawa International Association Toshihiko Toyoda and Mayor’s Office Director Atsushi Murakumo visit Cupertino to attend Grand Opening Ceremony of Cupertino City Library and Community Hall. Oct. 28-Nov. 2
Marge and Alan Taniguchi received the city’s CREST (Cupertino Recognizes Extra Steps Taken) award, in large part due to their contributions to the City as part of the Sister City organization. 2006 Apr
Jun. 23-24 Homestead High School Wind and Jazz Ensembles (48 student members and 16 support members) visit Toyokawa during their Japan Performance Tour.
Jun. 30-Jul. 6 Cupertino High School Choir Cappella (15 members and 5 chaperones) is invited to Toyokawa to perform on Toyokawa Day at Expo 2005 Aichi Japan and at a children’s songs concert in Toyokawa.
Jun. 30-Jul. 6 11-member delegation of adult citizens visits Toyokawa at the same time as the Cupertino choir group to attend Expo 2005.
Jul. 7-13 19th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of 12 middle school students and 2 chaperones visits Toyokawa.
27th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa (16 students and 3 chaperones; one teacher and two City Hall staff) visits Cupertino. Sep. 22-30
Toyokawa School District Superintendent Masafumi Hanai and three others visit Cupertino to take part in Cupertino’s 50th anniversary Golden Jubilee. Sep. 23-28
2006 July 20th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of twelve middle school students and two chaperones visited Toyokawa.
28th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa consisting of 16 junior high students and three chaperones visited Cupertino. Sep.
2007 July 21st Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of twelve middle school students and two chaperones visited Toyokawa.
29th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa consisting of 16 junior high students and three chaperones visited Cupertino Sep.
A delegation of 23 citizens lead by Mayor Minoru Yamawaki visited Cupertino to celebrate the Sister Cities 30th anniversary. They presented the City of Cupertino with new trees located around the Cupertino Community Hall. 2008 July
July 22nd Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of twelve middle school students and two chaperones visited Toyokawa
Sep Cupertino’s Sister City Committee is honored with a commendation by Toyokawa’s Mayor in a city ceremony.
30th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa consisting of 16 junior high students and three chaperones visited Cupertino. Sep
Six members of Toyokawa City Council visit Cupertino to observe first-hand various government and educational institutions and facilities. Sep
Nov A delegation of 24 citizens (including Vice Mayor Orrin Mahoney) took part in the 30th Anniversary celebration.
2009 July 23rd Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of twelve middle school students and two chaperones visited Toyokawa
31st Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa consisting of 16 junior high students and three chaperones visited Cupertino. Sep
10 Members of Toyokawa’s Cupertino Circle visit Cupertino. 2010 May 14-16
Jul 24th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of twelve middle school students and two chaperones visited Toyokawa.
32nd Junior Goodwill Delegation from Toyokawa consisting of 16 junior high students and three chaperones will visit Cupertino Sep
2011 Feb Artwork of 42 Cupertino students displayed in  exhibit in Toyokawa
In the wake of the March 11 Tsunami-earthquake disaster in Japan, $28,500 of relief funds were raised by the citizens of Cupertino, including many of the schools. Mar-Apr
Fran Ellis received the city’s CREST (Cupertino Recognizes Extra Steps Taken) award, in large part due to her contributions to the City as part of the Sister City organization. Apr
Jul. 7 The disaster relief funds sent to Toyokawa, were presented by proxy Alan Minor (President of the Toyokawa Sister Cities organization) to Mayor Yamawaki in a ceremony on July 7th, coinciding with the time that the cancelled Junior delegation trip was scheduled.
33rd Jr. Goodwill Delegation visits Cupertino consisting of sixteen students and three chaperones.  Mural of 1000 cranes was presented as a gift, folded by the citizens of Cupertino in hopes of a speedy recovery for Japan after the March 11 natural disaster. Sep
Oct Mayor of Toyokawa receives the 1000 crane mural at Toyokawa City Hall by proxy Eri Tachikawa, upon return as lead chaperone for the returning student delegation.
2012 Feb Cupertino student artwork and 1000 crane mural displayed in the Sakura-ga-oka Museum in Toyokawa .
Cupertino is selected as a site for a ceremonial gift from the San Francisco Consul General of Japan – a cherry blossom tree that is planted at Memorial Park during the Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival.   This tree planting ceremony commemorated the 100 year anniversary of the gift of Cherry Blossom trees to Washington DC. <new entries made on 3/1/15> April
June A double delegation is hosted in Toyokawa. The 25th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of twelve middle school students and two chaperones who were unable to visit in 2011, along with the 26th Junior Goodwill Delegation from Cupertino consisting of twelve middle school students and two chaperones.
34th Jr. Goodwill Delegation visits Cupertino consisting of sixteen students and three chaperones. Sep
2013 June The 27th Junior Goodwill consisting of twelve middle school students and two chaperones are hosted in Toyokawa.
Celebrating 35 years as sister cities, a delegation of 22 citizens lead by Toyokawa Mayor Minoru Yamawaki visited Cupertino. They presented the City of Cupertino with block print paintings. July
November A delegation of 20 adults, led by Mayor Gilbert Wong, visit Toyokawa.   A water color painting of the California country side, by a local artist is presented to the city.
Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities Committee received the Non-Profit of the year award from the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce “for outstanding contributions that bridge the multi-cultural community”. 2014 Feb 14
During a City Council meeting, Mayor Wong presents two City proclamations 1) to the Cupertino Toyokawa Sister Committee and 2) to Toyokawa City in celebration of our 35th anniversary as sister cities. Feb 19
NSG Colleges holds their first Japanese Language speech contest, selecting the Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival as the contest venue. April
June The 28th Junior Goodwill consisting of fourteen middle school students and two chaperones are hosted in Toyokawa.
35th Jr. Goodwill Delegation visits Cupertino consisting of sixteen students and three chaperones Sept
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