sister cities
Sister Cities
Natural Enviroment
  • Date of Exchange: Began on July 26, 1998
  • Area: 3,226㎢ (5 times Yangyang-gun), Cultivated acreage: 113,000ha
  • Population: 1.37 million
  • Location: Mid part of the Hanshui River (largest tributary to the Yangtze) located in northwestern Hubei
  • Climate: Moist subtropical seasonal winds cause hot summers and cold winters
    - Average temperature in January: 1~6℃
    - Average temperature in July: 24~30℃
    - Average rainfall: 750~800mm
  • Main Industries
    Its agriculture is composed of major grains such as wheat, rice, cotton, sesame, corn, etc and boasts the largest production quantity within Hubei. Based on its industrial backbone made up of more than 19,000 small and medium sized businesses, its spinning, clothing and shoemaking industries are highly developed. They also have a good production system for livestock feed. For tourism, they have national-level forest parks as well as the Zhuge Liang shrine

  • Date of Exchange: Began on October 13, 1998
  • Area: 252.99㎢
  • Population: 11,502
  • Location: It is located on the Simotika peninsula of Aomori prefecture. The Pacific Ocean is located about 33km north and south, and approximately 14km east and west.
  • Climate
    It has a relatively low temperature and there is much fog during the summer when the easterlies blow. In the winter, there is high snow fall and strong winds.
    - Lowest temperature: -8.9℃
    - Highest temperature: 33.4℃
    - Average rainfall : 1,470mm
  • Main Industrie
    Farming (mid section): Aquatic rice, potatoes, yam, radish, carrots, cabbage, etc
    Livestock (southern): Milk cows (4,718), Beef cattle (2,581) are raised
    The northern district has highly developed forestry
    Approximately 300 people from 150 households are in the fishing industry and their main catches are squid and salmon. They hold Salmon Festivals during October just like us at Yangyang-gun
    For manufacturing facilities, there are the national petroleum reservoir and nuclear power material recycling centers (uranium concentration facilities, radioactive waste landfill facilities, etc)


  • Date of Exchange: Began exchange on April 16, 2001
  • Area: 84.49㎢
  • Population: 7,237
  • Location: located on the western part of Tottori prefecture and stretches out from Mount Daisen (1,711m), which is designated as a national park to the delta to the East Sea
  • Climate: Has high precipitation, strong seasonal winds and high snow fall
    - Average temperature: 15℃
    - High snow fall: November to mid March
    - Average rainfall: 2,640mm/month
  • Main Industries
    Its farming and fishing has a balanced development in farming, livestock, forestry and maritime industries, while approximately 4,800 of its residents are in agricultural businesses
    There are 21 ski resorts, two camping sites and 59 lodging facilities that can accommodate 3,196 guests