Welcome to the Livermore Yotsukaido Sister
City web site. Our organization is often referred to by the acronym
LYSCO. We are sponsored by the City of Livermore, for the purpose
of fostering better understanding and cultural exchanges with
our sister city, Yotsukaido, Japan.
Yotsukaido is a city of similar population
and socio-economic circumstances to those of Livermore, California.
It is located about one hour from Tokyo, near the Narita airport,
which is the main international airport that serves Tokyo.
For several years now, we have been enjoying our friendship with Yotsukaido on an annual basis with our Middle School student exchange program. Click on the colorful side buttons to view some of the pictures of our youth on their trips to Japan as well as pictures of our hosts and their new friends from Yotsukaido.
We invite you to become a member of the Livermore Yotsukaido Sister City Organization (LYSCO) and join with us in this wonderful cultural exchange. LYSCO offers young people the opportunity to experience the Japanese culture first-hand and make life long friendships with young people in Japan as well as the opportunity to be their host when they visit us. Annual family membership is only $15!
Click Here for a PDF membership form.
Special Note: On March 14, 2009 twenty students, 5 chaperones, 8 delegates, and ten players from a high school basketball team visited Livermore. Click and read more about their visit in the News Article.