Brisbane’s Sister City – Kobe
The signing of the Brisbane-Kobe Sister City Agreement in 1985 marked Brisbane’s first Sister City relationship. Since this date both cities have worked to strengthen the relationship through civic, cultural and business events.
Kobe and Brisbane have a long history of supporting each other in times of need. In the wake of the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake in Kobe, the people of Brisbane raised $AUD82,000 to help with the appeal. Conversely, following the 2011 flooding in Brisbane, Kobe City Government, City Assembly and Kobe City Government Workers’ Union donated more than $AUD50,000 to assist in the recovery effort.
Regular updates are made on Kobe City by the Society – please scroll through the news posts below for all the latest news and info
The Dedication Ceremony of the new Bonsai House at Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mount Coot-tha took place on 22 November. The Right Honourable, the Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Councillor Adrian Schrinner was joined by Mr GOMAKUBO Junji Consul-General of Japan, Brisbane to formally acknowledge completion of the Bonsai House,
The AJS-Q has been involved with the Brisbane Kobe Sister City relationship since the signing of the Agreement in 1985.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner acknowledged and commemorated the 35th anniversary of the Brisbane Kobe Sister City relationship in a Motion of Appreciation at the Brisbane City Council Meeting on 3 November.
Kobe’s famous Arima Onsen has a history that spans more than 1000 years, making it one of the oldest hot spring resorts in Japan. Tucked in behind Mt Rokko the resort’s secluded mountain location, pure, clean air and spectacular seasonal foliage has made it a favourite destination for centuries.
Each month throughout 2020 the AJS-Q is celebrating the Sister City anniversary by highlighting aspects of Kobe. This month we’re looking at the Nunobiki Herb Garden on Mount Rokko – one of the most beautiful places to visit in Kobe. Accessed by ropeway, this garden
2020 marks the 35th anniversary of the the Brisbane Kobe Sister City relationship. Established in 1985 during the term of Dr Sallyanne Atkinson AO, the then Lord Mayor of Brisbane, it is Brisbane’s oldest Sister City relationship.