The Sister City relationship between Hiwasa Town (Current Minami Town) and Cairns City in Australia began the Loggerhead Turtle connection on 1st April 1969 (Showa Era 44).
After that, the active exchange between the two began and start with The Mayor of Cairns City, the Australian Ambassador to Japan, Consul General of Australia in Japan visited Hiwasa Town and visa-versa
The Mayor of Hiwasa Town visited to Cairns Australia.
The Hiwasa High School established a Sister City School relationship with Trinity Bay State High School in 1992, The Hiwasa Junior High School established a Sister City School relationship with Cairns State High School in 1998,
Over the years, we have deepened mutual exchanges in various fields such as education, friendship and culture in order to promote international understanding and international cooperation.