The 9th Mt. Fuji International Opera Competition of Shizuoka Calls for Submissions

The Mt. Fuji International Opera Competition of Shizuoka is an international competition in which young singers around the world compete in singing opera arias. It was established in 1996, 50 years after the death of MIURA Tamaki, a famous opera singer whose parents were born in Shizuoka. The 9th competition will take place at ACT […]


JLGC Recruitment: Research and Programmes Assistant

Closing date for applications: 5pm, 16 December 2019 The Japan Local Government Centre (JLGC) is the London Office of the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR), a Japanese government-affiliated foundation that works to support the internationalisation efforts of local governments in Japan through providing training opportunities, fostering people-to-people exchange with the JET Programme […]


Entrepreneurial and Innovation Ecosystems in the UK and Japan: Special Session

Entrepreneurial ecosystems have emerged as one of the most popular economic development policies in the last decade and has become a major focus for entrepreneurship research. However, neither research nor policy has given sufficient recognition to ‘place’. In view of geographical differences in the strength of entrepreneurial ecosystems, “one-size fits all” and “top-down” approaches to […]


Japan’s cities and regions at World Travel Market 2019

Staged annually in London, the 40th edition of World Travel Market – the leading global event for the travel industry – takes place at ExCel London from 4-6 November. In another record year for inbound tourism to Japan during Rugby World Cup 2019, at World Travel Market there will be representatives from Tokyo, Hokkaido, Ishikawa, Kanagawa, Kyoto, Mashiko […]


‘Creating a Sustainable City: Tokyo’s Environmental Policy’

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) Bureau of Environment has published ‘Creating a Sustainable City: Tokyo’s Environmental Policy’ which introduces the Japanese capital’s environmental policy goals and measures. Published in English as well as Japanese, the document is aimed at making Tokyo’s environmental policy easier to understand and bring it closer to the public. In addition […]


Yama: Sakubei Yamamoto Coal Mine Paintings Exhibition

Tour Schedule・Embassy of Japan: 4 October – 15 November 2019101-104 Piccadilly London W1J 7JT Tel: 020 7465 6500 ・Big Pit National Coal Museum (Wales): 14 September 2019 – 30 September 2020 ・SOAS University Brunei Gallery: 3 January – 30 March 2020 ・National Mining Museum Scotland: June – September 2020 At the age of seven years old, […]


London’s very own festival of Japanese culture

JLGC continues its proud association with the Japan Matsuri with a stall at this year’s festival, held Sunday 29 September, showcasing the best that all Japan’s local areas have to offer.  This is the 11th year of Japan Matsuri and the event will once again be held at the iconic Trafalgar Square in London. The matsuri (meaning […]


Urban Innovation Case Studies: London Ultra Low Emission Zone

This year marks the 40th anniversary of landmark British youth cult film Quadrophenia, which sparked an immediate revival of interest among British teenagers in 1979 of the previous decade’s mod culture: sharp suits, soul music and, perhaps most iconic of all, Italian scooters.  Off-screen however Italian two-stroke Vespa and Lambretta motorcycles are now increasingly seen […]


Urban Innovation Case Studies: Camden Highline and Berlin Radbahn

Camden Highline A 1.2km disused elevated railway track in North London may hold the key to repurposing obsolete Victorian infrastructure for the future needs of a growing city, according to the proponents of a crowdfunded scheme to build a new green space and transport link.  The Camden Highline is an obvious attempt to replicate the […]


Fukushima Event in London, Tuesday 13 August 19.00-21.00