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Toyohashi's International Relations : Paranavai

Toyohashi's International Relations : Paranavai

Toyohashi's International Relations

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Educational Exchange with
Paranavaí, Parana, Federative Republic of Brazil

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OUTLINE OF PARANAVAÍ

Population

80,000 (2,500 of Japanese descent)

Area

1,202 km2

Location

Northwest section of the state of Paraná (600 km east of São Paulo)

Industries

Agriculture (oranges, cassava (a tuber, referred to locally as mandioca), sugarcane, and livestock)

Schools

5 high schools, 19 elementary/middle schools (grades 1 through 9), 4 preschools, 5 schools for residents who have not received an education

HISTORY OF RELATIONS WITH PARANAVAÍ

May 2005

  • Mayor of Paranavaí visits Toyohashi, proposes Paranavaí and Toyohashi become sister cities.

June 2006

  • Delegation goes to observe Brazilian cities.
    Headed by Toyohashi's Superintendent of Education, they investigate the state of education, the Nikkei community, and the possibilities for new exchange.

Feb 2007

  • Mayor of Paranavaí visits Toyohashi for the second time, proposes Paranavaí and Toyohashi become sister cities a second time.

May - Nov 2007

  • Teacher employed by the City of Paranavaí comes to Toyohashi for half a year as a part of the Local Government Officials Training Program.

May - Nov 2008

  • Teacher employed by the City of Paranavaí comes to Toyohashi for half a year as a part of the Local Government Officials Training Program.

June 2008

  • Mayor of Toyohashi announces an idea to further exchange in the field of education at Toyohashi City Council.

July 2008

  • Decision is made to establish a friendship relationship in the field of education at a regular meeting of the Board of Education.

August 2008

  • The Mayor of Toyohashi and the Toyohashi Superintendent of Education visit Brazil, sign an agreement establishing a relationship of friendship.

ABOUT OUR RELATIONS (As of March 2010)

Receiving a teacher from Paranavaí (2007-2009)
Sending a teacher to Paranavaí (2008, 2009)

Agreement Establishing Friendly Relations between the City of Paranavaí and the Toyohashi City Board of Education (Abridged)

The Board of Education of the City of Toyohashi, Japan, and the City of Paranavaí, Federative Republic of Brazil, hereby establish a relationship of friendship as follows.

  1. The Board of Education of the City of Toyohashi and the City of Paranavaí resolve to engage in goodwill and mutual cooperation in the hope that children, who will carry forward the next generation, will grow up healthy.
  2. Both parties will work for their mutual benefit and the expansion of friendly relations by deepening understanding and trust through exchange in such fields as education, culture, and sports.