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バルカン像  The City of Birmingham is in Alabama, which is located in the southeastern part of United States. Birmingham is the industrial, economical and cultural center of Alabama. Birmingham adopted Vulcan, the patron of the forge, as the symbol of its mining industry. As the main industry in Birmingham, medicine recently has taken the place of the mining industry. There is a world-famous medical faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
 In the center of the city, there is a Civic Center. The multipurpose facility consists of an Exhibition Hall, Meeting Rooms, Concert Hall, Theatre, Coliseum, Sports Hall Of Fame Museum, Medical Products Mart, Medical Education, Continuing Education, Communication and a Hotel. It is the focal point for art, cultural activities and sports.
日本庭園 灯篭  There are also many parks including a Japanese garden. Birmingham has a rich living environment.
 The city of Hitachi established a sister city relationship with Birmingham on April 23, 1982. The two cities share a similar industrial development which brought about this relationship and enhances it today.
 We have had many exchanges from youth groups and the exchanging of the Statue of Vulcan and a Stone Lantern, since the establishment of the sister city relationship.
 Ibaraki University also has established a sister university relationship with the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
アメリカ合衆国 アラバマ州 バーミングハム
-- Metropolis of Birmingham City --
Birmingham City DATA
  Birmingham City Hitachi City(Reference)
Nation The United States of
America
Japan
Establishment December 19,1871 September 1,1939
Latitude
Longitude
33°34′North
86°45′East
36°35′47″North
140°39′18″East
Area 393.5km/td> 225.45km/td>
Population 242,820
(as of Dec,2012)
189,591
(as of Dec,2012)
Average Annual Temperature 16.3℃ 14.0℃
Annual Rainfall 1,290mm 1,250mm
Currency US Dollar Japanese Yen
Main Industry Medical treatment
Medical instruments products
Manufacturing industry, Agriculture
Distance Between Japan about11,600km  
Time Difference Between Japan Nov.〜Mar.  -15h

Apr.〜Oct.  -14h
(Summer Time)
 
Flight Time about 14h  
-- Sights of Birmingham City --
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Summary of Sister - City Exchanges
<Birmingham City>
2013
Feb. The 9th annual Hitachi Birmingham Friendship Quilt Exhibition held at the Hitachi Civic Center.
2012
Feb. The 8th annual Hitachi Birmingham Friendship Quilt Exhibition held at the Hitachi Civic Center.
Mar. To express our gratitude to the citizens of Birmingham for their support when the Great East Japan Earthquake happened, we sent a quilt work made by the citizens of Hitachi who joined the 8th Friendly Quilt Exhibition.
May. Photo Exhibition for the 30th anniversary of sister city relationship between Hitachi and Birmingham.
Jun. 12 UAB students came to Hitachi City. Home-stayed , toured the city, experienced Japanese culture and visited Nakazato junior High School.
Jun. Friendship Event for the 30th anniversary of sister city relationship between Hitachi and Birmingham.
Sep. Mayor Bell came to Hitachi City.
Nov. Photo Exhibition for the 30th anniversary of sister city relationship between Hitachi and Birmingham.
2011
Feb. The 7th annual Hitachi Birmingham Friendship Quilt Exhibition held at the Hitachi Education Plaza.
Jun. To support our recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the children of Birmingham sent to Hitachi about 700 messages and pictures that they had drawn themselves.
Aug. Birmingham city made 30,000 US dollars (2, 312,700 yen) donations to the city of Hitachi to help the recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Sep. To express our gratitude, the children of Hitachi sent about 700 messages to Birmingham.
Nov. Birmingham Rotary Club made 5000 US dollars (385,750 yen) donations to the city of Hitachi to help the recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake.
2010
Feb. The 6rd annual Hitachi Birmingham Friendship Quilt Exhibition held at the Hitachi Education Plaza.
Jun. An 11 Birmingham youth delegation came to Hitachi City. Home・stayed , toured the city, experienced Japanese culture and visited Hirasawa Junior High School.
Jul. 15 Junior high school students visited Birmingham and two other cities in the U.S.A. (for five days) within the framework of the "Future Scientists Study Program Abroad."
2009
Feb. The 5rd annual Hitachi Birmingham Friendship Quilt Exhibition held at the Hitachi Education Plaza.
Jun. The 55 Birmingham Boys Chorus members visited Hitachi City. Held a friendship concert at the Hitachi Civic Center, visited to the Mayer's office and Okubo Elementary School, toured Hitachi City.
  Canceled the 24th Sister City Students Exchange Program and the 2nd Junior High School Short Study Program Abroad because of influenza
2008
Mar. Two Kamine Zoo staff members were sent to the "All America Zoo Association District Meeting" held at Birmingham Zoo.
A presentation was held and ideas were exchanged.
Jun. Birmingham youth group visited Hitachi City.
2007
Jun. A representative of Birmingham Zoo participated to the 50th anniversary of Kamine Zoo and joined a preparation meeting for an animal exchange program.
Aug. The 22th group of junior high school students visited Birmingham City.
Sep. The 4rd annual Hitachi Birmingham Friendship Quilt Exhibition held at the Hitachi Education Plaza.
2006
Apr. Citizens' group of Hitachi visited Birmingham City to join the Birmingham International Festival. They visited elementary schools and perform "Noh" dance and "Hitachi Furyumono" puppet show. PhotoGallery
Jun. Birmingham youth group visited Hitachi City. PhotoGallery
Sep. The 3rd annual Hitachi Birmingham Friendship Quilt Exhibition held at the Hitachi Education Plaza.
2005
Aug. The 20th group of junior high school students visited Birmingham City.
Oct. The 13th World “Lead-off” City Conference held in Hitachi City. A panelist was invited from Birmingham City as a sister city guest.
Nov. The 2nd annual Hitachi Birmingham Friendship Quilt Exhibition held at the Hitachi Education Plaza.
2004
Oct. 12 artists from Birmingham visited Hitachi City.
Oct. Hitachi Birmingham Friendship Quilt Exhibition held at Civic Center. And exchange Friendship Quilts which designed and quilted by citizens of two cities.
2003
Mar. Birmingham payload specialist visited Hitachi City and presented keynote lecture on the 11th International Symposium. He also presented special lecture at junior high school.
Jul. A Birmingham Sister City Committee member visited Hitachi City and talked about exchange program with Mayor of Hitachi.
Jul. Hitachi Japan Quilt Exhibition was held in Birmingham City.
2002
Jul. Hitachi Friendship Delegation visited Birmingham City to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the sister city relationship.
Oct. Jazz player from Birmingham City visited Hitachi City and performed on the stage.
Nov. The Sister City booth was set in the Hitachi Industrial Festival. Exhibit and sale of quilts from Birmingham City.
2001
May Birmingham Youth Jazz Group visited Hitachi and performed on the stage.
Aug. The 16th group of junior high school students visited Birmingham City.
2000
May The youth goodwill mission group visited Hitachi City.
1999
Jul. Citizens' group of Birmingham visited Hitachi City.
Aug. The 14th group of junior high school students visited Birmingham City.
1998
Mar. The Suzuki method Violin group visited Hitachi City and performed on the stage.
May Mayor's group of Birmingham City visited Hitachi City.
May The youth goodwill mission group visited Hitachi City.
Jul. A junior high school student visited Hitachi City.
Aug. A director of Alabama Ballet visited Hitachi City.
1997
Jul. Citizens' group of Birmingham visited Hitachi City.
Aug. The 12th group of junior high school students visited Birmingham City.
Oct. Two city officials of Hitachi City Hall visited Birmingham City as a business trip.
1996
Mar. Associate provost for Academic Program and Director of Center for International Programs of UAB visited Hitachi City and held a lecture meeting.
May The youth goodwill mission group visited Hitachi City.
Oct. Hitachi Friendship Delegation visited Birmingham City.
1995
Aug. The 10th group of junior high school students visited Birmingham City.
1994
Jun. The youth goodwill mission group visited Hitachi City.
1993
Feb. Citizens' group of Hitachi visited Birmingham City.
Apr. Citizens' group of Birmingham visited Hitachi City.
Aug. The 8th group of junior high school students visited Birmingham City.
1992
Mar. The Birmingham study tour group of junior high school students visited Hitachi City.
May The former conductor of the USA Navy visited Hitachi City.
Jul. The youth goodwill mission visited Birmingham City to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the sister city relationship.
1991
Jul. The 6th group of junior high school students visited Birmingham City.
1990
Jan. The "Green Goodwill Mission" visited Birmingham City.
Oct. Citizens' group of Hitachi visited Birmingham City.
1989
Mar. The 4th group of junior high school students visited Birmingham City.
Aug. The youth group of Birmingham City and Tauranga City visited Hitachi City as one of the memorial events of the 50th anniversary of Municipal Administration in Hitachi City.
Sep. The works from Birmingham City and Tauranga City were exhibited in the Hitachi Art Exhibition that celebrated the 50th anniversary of Municipal Administration in Hitachi City.
1987
Aug. The 2nd group of junior high school students visited Birmingham City.
1986
Aug. The 1st group of junior high school students visited Birmingham City.
Nov. The drama club of UAB visited Hitachi City and performed on the stage at Hitachi Citizens' Hall.
1985
Jul. Hitachi City sent a stone lantern to Birmingham City.
Jul. Birmingham Youth Group visited Hitachi City falling in the International Youth Year.
Sep. The Statue of Vulcan was presented from Birmingham City.
Oct. Citizens' group of Birmingham City visited Hitachi City in order to attend the presentation ceremony of Vulcan Statue.
Nov. Hitachi City citizens' group visited Birmingham City in order to attend the presentation ceremony of the Stone Lantern.
1984
Aug. A 1st Assistant English Teacher (AET) Birmingham City was appointed.
Dec. Ibaraki University established a sister university relationship with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).
1983
Apr. The mayor of Birmingham City and citizens visited Hitachi City.
Aug. The exchange of the Statue of Vulcan and the Stone Lantern was suggested from Birmingham City.
1982
Apr. A sister city relationship between Hitachi and Birmingham was established.
1980
Apr. Birmingham City expressed the hope establish a sister city relationship with Hitachi City.
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