Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Welcome to Pittsburgh a delegation from one of the region's Sister Cities: Saitama, Japan, who will be here for a couple days. A blog called Pennslvasia  has the details: Delegation from sister city Saitama to visit Pittsburgh, October 28 - November 1

But who knew there was a blog out there focused on "Exploring the intersections between Pennsylvania and Asia?"


Blogger pennsylvasia said...

Thanks for the link! We're almost two years old, and honestly I thought I'd have exhausted all the "intersections between Pennsylvania and Asia" by now, but not the case.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 8:53:00 AM  
Anonymous DBR96A said...

I think it'd be good for Pittsburgh to fortify those "sister city" bonds with the Asian cities, since immigration to Pittsburgh from Asia is increasing.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 7:02:00 PM  
Blogger pennsylvasia said...

As I said in the post, though, it doesn't look like the tie between Saitama and Pittsburgh is very strong anymore. Considering the relationship between Danang and Pittsburgh was allowed to wither, it made me wonder if Pittsburgh no longer pursued these bonds once its economy recovered. But, for what it's worth, Bill Peduto advertises for the usefulness of these sister city relationships, and an opening reception yesterday for the Saitama visitors was bursting at the seams with Pittsburgh residents, so all hope is not lost.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5:45:00 AM  

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