On November 8, 1962, L. Pete Jensen and Takejiro Ukiya, mayors of the cities of Gardena and Ichikawa respectively, proclaimed the two as “Sister Cities”. The affiliation took place in Ichikawa, which is a suburb of Tokyo, Japan. On July 31, 1963, articles of incorporation were filed.
Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan is known as an upper and middle class residential district sitting along the Edo River with a population of more than 450,000. Ichikawa is one of the major cities in the greater Tokyo metropolitan area.
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