Hokkaido has relationships with several provinces, states, and other entities worldwide.
- Alberta, Canada, since 1980
- Heilongjiang, China, since 1980
- Massachusetts, USA, since 1988
- Sakhalin Oblast, Russia, since 1998
- Busan, South Korea, since 2005
- Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea, since 2006
As of July 2008, 73 individual municipalities in Hokkaido have sister city agreements with 111 cities in 19 different countries worldwide.
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