Sister Cities Since 1978
The Cupertino Toyokawa Sister Cities (CTSC) organization promotes cultural awareness and friendship between the cities of Cupertino and Toyokawa, Japan. The relationship celebrates its 44th anniversary in 2022.
The friendship is built through the annual student exchange program, and also the quinquennial (every five years) adult exchange program.
The cultural awareness is promoted through the annual Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival (CBF) held every year on the last weekend in April.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Cupertino-Toyokawa Sister Cities organization.
Community Bell Ringing for Peace
June 6th, 2022 at the Memorial Park,
Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival
An annual community event in honor of our sister city, Toyokawa, typically held on the last weekend in April (Spring) at the Cupertino Memorial Park.
The 39th festival will be held on April 29th - 30th, 2023 at Memorial Park, Cupertino. Please visit our festival website
To see past festival highlights, please visit our
We have also received a special message from both city's Mayors
Student Delegation Exchange
Also known as the Junior Goodwill Program, Cupertino and Toyokawa Student Delegation groups visit bilaterally every year.
Selected students from Cupertino and Toyokawa are introduced to cultural and educational activities while staying with their host families.
Due to the pandemic the student exchange program has been postponed. It is likely it will resume in 2024.
Adult Delegation Exchange
CTSC Adult Delegation visit bilaterally every five years.
The 40th year celebration included a visit from Toyokawa delegates to Cupertino in July 2018 and reversely, Cupertino delegates to Toyokawa, in November 2018.
Cupertino Delegation members were warmly welcomed in Toyokawa, November 16, 2018.
Farewell group photo for Toyokawa delegation with Mayor Darcy Paul and Mayor Minori Yamawaki at the Cupertino City Hall, July, 2018
Community and Volunteering
CTSC Board and Committee Members are actively involved in a variety of community and volunteering activities.
- We are a member of the Sister City International NorCal Board.
We are a member of the California-Japan Sister Cities Network (CJSCN).
We enacted the student internship program in 2020, where Cupertino students can participate in developing and maintaining CTSC functions and ventures.
We encourage intensive and quality youth volunteerism through our Presidential Service Award Program.
We actively participate in the City of Cupertino's community events. We have a booth at the Fall Festival and the Volunteers Fair.
We participate in the iNaturalist program.
June 15th, 2019 CTSC hosted the first CJSCN Silicon Valley and South Region meeting at the Cupertino City Hall.Source: CJSCN Newsletter July 2019
April 26, 2019 CTSC received the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce's Organization of the Year STAR award.Source: CJSCN Newsletter July 2019