Minoh City, Osaka, Japan
Minoh City has a population of 120,000 and is situated 20km from Osaka city centre. The formal relationship between Hutt City and Minoh City began in 1995 and activities include:
- An annual visit by Minoh Senior High School students to Hutt City where they are hosted by Hutt Valley High School students. HVHS makes a return visit to Minoh every two years.
- Regular visits to Minoh by other Hutt City schools and community groups.
- The Japanese Education and Culture Grants Scheme which supports community groups and individuals to undertake not for profit projects that develop Japanese education and cultural awareness.
The Hutt Minoh Friendship House at 38 Normandale Road, Lower Hutt provides a focal point for exchanges and Japanese culture classes and is home to people with a common interest in Japan.
Find out more at huttminoh.org.nz