Matsuyama Elementary School is named after Sacramento’s sister city in Japan. We also have a sister school in Matsuyama, Japan, named Sakura Elementary School. At least a couple of times a year, we have live video chats with our friends in Japan. We sing songs together, share our talents, and what we are learning in school with each other.
On March 9, 2012, Consul General Hiroshi Inomata participated in the Sacramento Matsuyama Elementary School Cherry Blossom Festival. Many people turned out for the event, including students, parents, school staff, as well as the local community.
Sakura Elementary School (principal: Ms. Takeuchi) has succeeded in the 1st
live video chat with Matsuyama Elementary School in Sacramento, CA, U.S.A.
(principal:Ms. von Sydow) at 12:30 a.m. on Wed. Feb. 19, 2003 (19:30 p.m. on
Tue., Feb. 18, 2003, CA, local time) on the Internet.
This event was held during the 7th Annual Technology Night at Matsuyama Elementary. At both Sakura and Matsuyama schools, students, personnel, and some staff from Sacramento Matsuyama Sister City Corporation participated in the event.