Kobe, Japan - since 1985
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 is Japan’s sixth largest city, situated approximately 500km west of Tokyo, with a population of approximately 1.5 million people. In the wake of the 1995 Kobe earthquake, the people of Brisbane raised $AUD82,000 to help with the appeal.