KYE-YAC sponsored the Hot Springs Sister City Reception at Gallery Central Thursday, March 7, 2013. Hearing from student delegates about their past experiences when visiting Hanamaki proved to be both eye opening and educational. The sister city relationship between Hot Springs and Hanamaki, Japan officially began on January 15, 1993, after a group of Hanamaki residents combed the United States and found Hot Springs to be a perfect fit. Since then, many friendships, greater understanding, and a mutual respect have grown out of the steady cultural, educational and artistic exchanges between cities.
To learn more about the Sister City Program in Hot Springs, visit: http://www.cityhs.net/236/Sister-City-Program