Since 1993, when Bloomington began a Sister City relationship with Izumi City, Japan, the Bloomington Sister City Organization (BSCO) has promoted international understanding through exchanges of people, information and ideas. Its goals are to establish friendships, build understanding and develop strong relationships.

2013 Delegations:

Senshu Marathon, February 17 in Izumi Japan
Student delegation to Izumi, June 18 to July 2

2012 Delegations :

Student delegation from Izumi, August 6-18
Runner from Izumi City competing in Twin Cities Marathon, October 7 

2011 Delegations:

October, Marathon Runner from Izumi City
June 15-29 Student Delegation to Izumi

2010 Delegations included:

June 15 - 30 Student Delegation to Izumi
July 2 - 5 Izumi Mayor Delegation visits Bloomington
August 9 - 20 Student Delegation visits Bloomington
October - Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Delegate visits Bloomington
October 7 - 19 - Bloomington Mayor Delegation visits Izumi