The Austin-Oita Sister City Committee fosters goodwill between the sister cities through exchange activities focused on the areas of culture, education, business and government.

Oita’s strong industrial sector boasts the world’s largest high-efficiency iron blast furnace and 65nm chip fabrication lab. Oita is known for its hospitality and fishing industry.

Partnership Outcomes:

  • Austin musicians performing at the Yumeiro Music Festival
  • Austin athlete participating in Oita wheelchair marathon—received Sister Cities International National Organization on Disabilities Award
  • University exchange programs with St. Edward’s

Additional Information:

Please contact Kristie Bryant  for more information about the Austin-Oita sister city relationship. More information can also be found at

See the complete list of Austin's sister cities at the Sister and Friendship Cities Program main page.