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Delegates from Tyler's Japanese sister city in town

There are some special visitors in the city of Tyler. A delegation from Tachiyo City, Japan arrived this morning as a part of Tyler Sister Cities.

During their visit, they will tour UT Tyler and TJC, and participate in a few Rose Festival Events.

The mayor of Tachiyo City says he hopes to promote cultural understanding between the citizens of both cities.  

"It is not just as a sightseeing. There is a relationship between cities so we get to know more about Tyler and people and culture. And that is the most important thing," said the Tachiyo City mayor, Toshiro Toyoda, through a translator.

Tyler and Tachiyo City have been sister cities since 1992, and have sent delegations to visit each other 10 times.

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