The signing of the Brisbane-Kobe Sister City Agreement in 1985 marked Brisbane’s first Sister City relationship. Since this date both cities have worked to strengthen the relationship through civic, cultural and business events.
Kobe and Brisbane have a long history of supporting each other in times of need. In the wake of the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake in Kobe, the people of Brisbane raised $AUD82,000 to help with the appeal. Conversely, following the 2011 flooding in Brisbane, Kobe City Government, City Assembly and Kobe City Government Workers’ Union donated more than $AUD50,000 to assist in the recovery effort.
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