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About Japan

Local Government in Japan is a regularly revised publication produced by CLAIR divided into three sections: Outline of Local Autonomy in Japan, Challenges Facing Local Governance and Current Topics in Local Autonomy. The latest edition published can be downloaded here (PDF).

A more concise three-page guide to Japan’s system of local autonomy and municipal finance can be accessed here (PDF).

To find out more about the individual prefectures of Japan in more detail please click here for a list (PDF) of all their tourism websites.