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27/06/2022

【INFO】The 12th Iwate Manga Award Contest

The 12th Iwate Manga Award contest seeks to use manga as a medium to promote the many appeals of the prefecture and to share Iwate’s brilliant manga culture. All entries must be original works that have not been previously submitted or published, and must also be based on Iwate. All genres are accepted, and competitors […]

24/06/2022

【INFO】Register for Kanazawa Marathon 2022 Online

Registration is open for Kanazawa Marathon 2022 online!  The Kanazawa Marathon is going online for those of you who aren’t able to participate in person! You can join the fun from anywhere in the world by downloading the designated running app on your mobile device. Cover the distance within the month-long period in as many […]

20/06/2022

NEW: Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s international newsletter, latest published editions

Tokyo Metropolitan Government regularly publishes articles about pioneering policies and initiatives, as well as the attractions of Tokyo including its nature and culture, regularly issuing and sending an English newsletter to some 70 leading cities overseas and all of the embassies and representative offices in Tokyo. Two new editions of ‘WHAT’S UP’ are now available […]

24/05/2022

【INFO】11th Manga Kingdom Tottori International Manga Contest

Tottori Prefecture is looking for entries for the 11th Manga Kingdom Tottori International Manga Contest. Tottori Prefecture sponsors the contest and anyone in the world can apply in any language. The grand prize is 500,000 yen. For this year submissions of 1-frame manga, 4-frame manga, and story manga with the theme of “stars” are being […]

09/05/2022

【INFO】Cycling Shimanami 2022 – Applications Open NOW

A massive cycling event featuring a famous route and spectacular islands The only cycling event in Japan that takes place on an expressway. All courses include expressways travelling across the bridges from island to island. Participants are able to cycle on roads that are normally reserved for vehicles and enjoy a sense of freedom as […]

04/05/2022

Kobe Mayor participates in second U7 Mayors Summit

The U7 Mayors Summit, held online on May 3, brought together high-level representatives of the German G7 Presidency with representatives of national city associations and international city networks, as well as mayors from across the G7, including Kobe City Mayor Kizō Hisamoto, President of Japan’s Designated City Mayors Association. This follows the inaugural summit, held […]

27/04/2022

【INFO】31st National High School Manga Championships (Manga Koshien) Implementation Outline for Overseas Schools

Entries are being accepted for Kochi Prefecture’s well-established competition where teams of high school students compete on manga creations. This competition started in 1992 and celebrated its 30th-anniversary last year. Since 2014, schools from overseas also started entering the competition, and we are seeing approximately 300 schools participating each year from Japan and overseas. Teams […]

22/03/2022

NEW: Tokyo Metropolitan Government WHAT’S UP newsletter Vol.21 published

This edition includes Tokyo Governor Koike’s Video Message on International Women’s Day. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) has positioned the promotion of women’s empowerment as one of its key issues and is working to realize a better future by addressing gender equality, in keeping with the legacy of the Tokyo 2020 Games. To mark International […]

22/02/2022

NEW: Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s international newsletter, newly published editions

Tokyo Metropolitan Government regularly publishes articles about pioneering policies and initiatives, as well as the attractions of Tokyo including its nature and culture, regularly issuing and sending an English newsletter to some 70 leading cities overseas and all of the embassies and representative offices in Tokyo. Two new editions of ‘WHAT’S UP’ are now available […]

15/02/2022

【INFO】Introducing Osaka: the burgeoning Asian financial hub – registration now open

Registration is now open for the webinar “Introducing Osaka: the burgeoning Asian financial hub”, hosted by the Osaka Prefectural and City Governments, at 9am GMT (10am CET) on the 24th February, 2022. During the webinar, panellists from a range of Osaka-based organisations will explain the benefits of the city as a global business hub – […]