Miyagi Prefecture, Delaware’s sister state in Japan, made visits to Dover and Wilmington Monday to thank Diamond State residents for their support after the devastating earthquake and the tsunami that ensued in March 2011.


Miyagi Prefecture, Delaware’s sister state in Japan, made visits to Dover and Wilmington Monday to thank Diamond State residents for their support after the devastating earthquake and the tsunami that ensued in March 2011.

The Miyagi delegation met with Gov. Jack Markell at the Carvel State Office Building in Wilmington Monday morning, and the delegation also visited Dover High School the following afternoon.

The delegation has been visiting schools and meeting with businesses in Delaware, and is led by the Director of Miyagi’s International Affairs Division, Takamasa Chiba.  Chiba has had long-term ties with Delaware, where he pursued his graduate studies at the University of Delaware. 

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Delaware’s official relationship with the Miyagi Prefecture.

Educational exchanges, which were temporarily suspended in the wake of last year’s devastation, will recommence in March 2012.