Mayor Brennan, members of Friends of Shinagawa, and City staff planted a cherry blossom tree on August 20 in Post Office Park. The planting marks the city’s 30th anniversary of its sister-city relationship with Shinagawa, Japan.
In April, Mayor Brennan led a 22-person Portland delegation to Shinagawa for a week long program in honor of the 30th anniversary. Friends of Shinagawa, a non-profit group, organized the trip.
Shinagawa, a city of roughly 350,000 people, is a suburb of Tokyo and is the oldest of Portland’s four sister-city relationships.