Okazaki, Japan is located 200 miles southwest of Tokyo and is the birthplace of the first Shogun, Ieyasu Tokugawa. The city is best known for its production of stonework, miso, fireworks, centers for automobile, chemical and textile industries. Since 1984, the Newport Beach Sister City Association, in conjunction with the Newport – Balboa Rotary Club, has annually selected 4-6 Jr. High students to visit our sister city. Each July students and chaperones will travel to Okazaki for a ten day visit. In October these same students will host their Japanese friends here in Newport Beach.