In 1990, Former Manly Council and Odawara City Council formed a Friendship City Agreement. Part of this agreement includes an annual reciprocal language and cultural student exchange with Tokimeki International School in Odawara, Japan.
Every year 20 Northern Beaches Student studying Japanese in Year 8 or above get the chance to improve their Japanese language skills and learn firsthand about Japanese culture travelling to Odawara in September. In return, every year in July 20 Odawara Tokimeki International School students get the change to improve their English language skills and learn first hand about Australia and Northern Beaches Culture hosted by Northern Beaches Youth Ambassadors and their families.
Go to Japan Student Exchange for more details.