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Case studies on Japanese local government compiled by JLGC

The following case studies were taken from various sources originally published in Japanese and compiled and translated into English by the Japan Local Government Centre. They provide to interested parties an insight into the different processes and practices of local government in Japan.

Other case studies on Japanese local government

The following are case studies on Japanese local government compiled by outside organisations. Permission has been granted to make the reports available here.

  • East-side Story – Japanese Machizukuri, Neighbourhood planning, and Localism in England April 2014
    Prof. Gavin Parker and Lorayne Woodend look at the effect of neighbourhood planning on community development in Japan to identify lessons for England. This article was originally published in the April 2014 edition of Town and Country Planning and is republished with kind permission of the author and the Town and Country Planning Association (www.tcpa.org.uk)
  • INLOGOV Briefing March 2011 – Hureai Kippu: Lessons from Japan for the ‘Big Society’ March 2011
    March 2011 INLOGOV briefing by Dr Sachiko Nakagawa, Dr. Rosario Laratta and Prof. Tony Bovaird examining the ‘successful’ Japanese initiative of hureai kippu (Caring Relationship Ticket Scheme) and its adoption by ‘Big Society’ advocates for its encouragement of volunteering. This briefing explains the history of the scheme in detail and the lessons it offers for the UK government.
  • ‘Michi-no-eki – an opportunity for the rural economy?’ – Gavin Parker July/August 2010
    Gavin Parker explains how the Japanese ‘road stations’ idea, offering locally produced food and providing a range of roadside services, could be useful in UK attempts to boost rural economies and communities. This article was originally published in the July/August 2010 edition of Town and Country Planning and is republished with kind permission of the author and the Town and Country Planning Association (www.tcpa.org.uk)
  • ‘Of cities and suburbs’ – Will Galloway July/August 2009
    Will Galloway reports on the findings of a study on sustainability on the urban fringe in Japan that points to a need for an objective re-evaluation of suburbs and what they have to offer. This article was originally published in the July/August 2009 edition of Town and Country Planning and is republished with kind permission of the author and the Town and Country Planning Association (www.tcpa.org.uk)