Project COAST-Connecting Osaka And San Francisco Together

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The COAST Project

Connecting Osaka And San Francisco Together

For over 60 years, Osaka and San Francisco—two cities an ocean apart—have been bridged together by their Sister-City relationship. Under the student ambassador program funded by the San Francisco-Osaka Sister City Association, many Osaka and San Francisco students have crossed the Pacific Ocean to cultivate a deeper understanding of each other’s unique cultures.

Recently however, the mayor of Osaka has decided to end the 60 year relationship due to the controversial unveiling of a statue in San Francisco’s Chinatown commemorating "comfort women," the Asian women used for sex during World War II. No matter how conflicted our views are on the issue, there’s no denying that breaking the bond between Osaka and San Francisco would be detrimental to our cross-cultural relationship. This lasting friendship is crucial in fostering tolerance, understanding, and appreciation between one another. In an ever-dividing world of malignancy and misunderstanding, it has never been so paramount to keep our friendships strong.

Of course, a bridge can not be repaired by a single pair of hands. Project COAST (Connecting Osaka And San Francisco Together) was created by students in Abraham Lincoln High School’s Japanese Program to keep this bond alive. Only with your concern, your passion, your help may we hope to be heard.

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Abraham Lincoln High School needs your help with “Message to the Mayor of Osaka, Mr. Hirofumi Yoshimura: The COAST Project (Connecting Osaka and San Francisco Together)”. Join Abraham Lincoln High School and 421 supporters today.