Zero Carbon City International Forum

As the world accelerates its efforts to achieve a decarbonised society, there is a growing interest in how cities, as the foundation for society and economy, are tackling climate change. This online forum, held 17-18 March, aims to boost the work done by cities in their quest for net zero emissions. To this end, the […]


“Think SDGs 2021” International Conference in Toyota City

6 March (Sat) 2021, 13:30 – 18:00 Toyota City, Japan will organize the “Think SDGs 2021” International Conference in Toyota: Smart and Sustainable Communities with COVID-19 on 6 March 2021, from 13:30-18:00 (JST) online, commemorating its 70th anniversary of municipal administration. How do we live in the world of a “new normal” with COVID-19? This […]


Tokyo-London Financial Seminar 2021 (update)

Based on the Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of London Corporation and Tokyo Metropolitan Government regarding exchanges and cooperation signed by both parties in December 2017, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the City of London Corporation held the Tokyo-London Financial Seminar 2021 based around the theme of FinTech on February 12. The video of […]


Best Practices from Japan: Metropolis’ urban sustainability exchange

An initiative of the City of Berlin on behalf of global major cities network Metropolis, the urban sustainability exchange (use) promotes knowledge exchange and connections between cities and professionals working in the field of urban sustainability. In partnership with JLGC as the London Office of CLAIR, use has now developed a series of case studies of practice among Japanese cities […]


Online “Circular Innovation Forum” (TMG)

Tokyo Metropolitan Government will hold an Online “Circular Innovation Forum” on March 8, 2021. 1. Date and time: March 8, 2021, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM (JST) 2. Objective: To help develop projects which promote innovative technologies and business models from a Circular Economy perspective in 2021 and beyond, by sharing information on trends in innovative business and technology […]


TIME TO ACT – Climate Action Seminar (TMG)

Kickoff Meeting of TIME TO ACT Climate Action Movement – Overcoming the COVID-19 Crisis and Accelerating Climate Actions for the Future Now is the time to act. Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko hosts an online conference “Sustainable Recovery: TIME TO ACT – Overcoming the COVID-19 Crisis and Accelerating Climate Actions for the Future” to launch a […]


New Dates Set for the World Masters Games Kansai, Japan

This is an announcement from Organising Committee of the World Masters Games Kansai. We are delighted to announce that the next World Masters Games has finally been rescheduled as follows: From 13th to 29th May, 2022 (Click for details >>> Please accept our sincere apologies for any concerns caused while dates were being arranged. […]


Higashikawa, Hokkaido & Kengo Kuma: KAGU Design Competition, defining the value of “KAGU”

Higashikawa, a major producer of Asahikawa furniture, has established the “Kengo Kuma & Higashikawa” KAGU Design Competition in collaboration with architect Kengo Kuma, and is currently accepting applications for the competition. We are seeking designs for “KAGU” that will lead to the creation of a new, careful lifestyle for the young people who will lead […]


Nikkei Glocal: UK Public Finances and Covid

An article by JLGC’s Head of Policy Research Andrew Stevens has been published in the latest (January 18) edition of the Japanese public executive magazine Nikkei Glocal on the impact of COVID-19 on public finances in the UK. The article looks at the recent history of local government funding since the advent of austerity under the […]


Tokyo City Promotion Event 2021

The 2021 edition of the Tokyo City Promotion Event will be held online (2-4 February 2021). The event intends to convey the charm of Tokyo, which offers a variety of fun experiences by constantly creating new styles while combining tradition and innovation. For more details and to register, please visit the Tokyo City Promotion Event […]