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会長 山本 明彦 


姉妹都市 アメリカ インディアナ州 カーメル市 
姉妹都市委員会 会長 バーバラ・モジャーさん


In celebrating a new year, people often look back over the previous year and reminisce on events that took place, smile at the memories, learn from the mistakes, feel energized by the positive things, and eagerly look forward to the new year with its challenges and surprises.

Carmel Sister Cities, Inc. had a special year in 2014 with the celebration of the 20th anniversary relationship between Kawachinagano City and Carmel, Indiana. We reviewed our time-line of activities, and were amazed at the many activities that have occurred between our two cities, and of course the friendships and learning that occurred were true highlights.

As we celebrated our anniversary, we were reminded of a letter written to us in 1994 by Mr. Sadao Yamamoto, then chairman of the Kawachinagano International Friendship Association. He wrote to us just after we signed our agreement to become sister cities and we had returned home to Carmel: “The cherry blossoms which were in full bloom as if in welcoming you have now scattered away, as if in lamenting your departure. And new buds have already begun to sprout, as if in symbolic representation of new hope.” Let us take that new hope that Mr. Yamamoto referred to, and use it for our pledge for 2015 to promote more goodwill and friendship between our two countries and cities!

Happy New Year from Carmel Sister Cities, Inc
Barb Moshier, President



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