Suita, Japan

Suita, Japan
Suita City is located between Osaka and Kyoto on the island of Honshu in Japan. It has been a Sister City since 1989. Suita Japan sister cities program canterbury bankstown Suita City is located between Osaka and Kyoto on the island of Honshu in Japan. It has been a Sister City since 1989.  


​Suita City is located between Osaka and Kyoto on the island of Honshu in Japan. The City was founded on 1 April 1940.

The City of Canterbury Bankstown and Suita

The former City of Bankstown signed its first international Sister City agreement with Suita City in March 1989. The agreement was signed by the Mayor of Bankstown at the time, and the Mayor of Suita. Over the intervening years numerous youth exchanges have taken place, with our youth home-hosted ​in Japan and Suita youth home-hosted with families who live right here. With the assistance of local schools, visiting students are given the chance to experience all aspects of Australian life and culture.

The primary objective of this youth exchange program is to encourage Canterbury Bankstown and Suita youth to learn about each other's society and culture. It also gives students who are studying Japanese the opportunity to use their skills in an authentic environment. Participating students gather at Council Chambers to make presentations on any aspect of the exchange which particularly appealed to them.
Our Council has also assisted Suita City in recruiting university graduates to work as English teachers in both the public and private education sectors in Japan.

There have even been some fantastic relationships built for those with disabilities. In 2013, representatives from the Suita Community Campus visited Bankstown. This is an organisation which caters for people with physical and mental disabilities, and they operated for a mini expo and cultural exchange for the benefit of our community.