Maryland biotechnology company Elixirgen Scientific is expanding their business in Japan. Based in the Science & Technology Park at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Elixirgen has been focused on stem cell technology. Elixirgen established their Japanese branch in Kawasaki, Kanagawa in 2019 and will establish their Research & Development center in Shonan iPark, Kanagawa in 2021.
Baltimore and Kawasaki became Sister Cities in 1979, and have been committed to mutually beneficial developments such as this one since inception.
Learn more about Elixirgen’s expansion and the Baltimore/Kawasaki relationship!
Fall 2021 – Video Exchange
MD-Kanagawa Sister State Committee organizes a video exchange program in which students who are studying Japanese in Maryland introduce the state in Japanese for people in Kanagawa while students who are studying English in Kanagawa introduce the prefecture in English for people in Maryland. Each paired school meets online to share experiences of filming and other information. This is a series of nine paired school exchanges.
From Kanagawa – Introducing Yokohama in English by Seiko Gakuin Junior/Senior High school students: Watch HERE
From Maryland – Introducing Annapolis in Japanese by UMBC students: Watch HERE
From Kanagawa – Introducing Yokohama in English by Yokohama Futaba High School: Watch HERE
From Maryland – Introducing Patapsco State Park: Watch HERE
Fall 2019 – Two UMBC students completed internships to assist in English education at two private high schools in Kanagawa for three months.
Summer 2019 – Total of 30 students from private high schools in Kanagawa took two-week intensive English courses at the English Language Institute, UMBC.
Summer 2019 – Total of 5 English teachers from private high schools in Kanagawa completed TESOL program at UMBC.
Summer 2018 –10 undergraduate students, five each from University of Maryland College Park and University of Maryland Baltimore County, were invited to a two-week internship by the Kanagawa Private Association of Junior/Senior High Schools to commemorate the 70th anniversary of founding of the association.