In Nov 2017, Minamisoma City was registered as “Reconstruction ‘Arigato’ Host Town” with Djibouti, Taiwan, United States and Korea. In July 2018, the children from Djibouti and Taiwan were invited to Soma Nomaoi Festival in Minamisoma City. They watched the festival and played soccer with the kids from Oomika Soccer Sports School.

As part of Host Town exchange activities, the children from Minamisoma City Oomika Soccer Sports School made New Year Cards for the children of Djibouti and Taiwan to share about the greeting card culture in Japan and the fond memories during the exchange activities.

We look forward to more exchanges between the people of Minamisoma City and Djibouti/Taiwan!

Note: The New Year Cards were sent to both countries through Minamisoma City!