HERCULES LINKED TO TSUSHIMA, JAPAN
On May 8, 1979, in Resolution 79-39, the Hercules City Council established and appointed a Hercules Citizens Sister-City Advisory Committee. On March 11, 1981, the Hercules City Council, in Resolution 81-24, dissolved the Hercules Citizens Sister-City Advisory Committee and approved the establishment of the Hercules Sister-City Association, providing for a cooperative effort by the City of Hercules and the Hercules Sister-City Association. On November 5, 1981, after approval from both city governments, the Mayor of Hercules, California, acting on behalf of the Hercules City Council, and the Mayor of Tsushima, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, acting on behalf of Tsushima’s governing body, executed an Affiliation Document that formalized a Sister City relationship between the two cities.
Located on the property of Tsushima City Hall, planted beneath an oak tree similar to the city tree of Hercules, this granite monument commemorates the cooperation of the City of Tsushima, Japan and the City of Hercules, California U.S.A. These symbols remind the citizens of and visitors to Tsushima of the official affiliation between these two sister cities that commenced on November 5, 1981.