The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta

Performance on Monday 1 April 2019. The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta is one of the most positive things to emerge from the devastation of the 11 March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in north-eastern Japan. The young musicians of this extraordinary orchestra are thrilled to return to London for a performance full of emotional intensity, […]


Sustainable Development Goals – the Japan Model

Representatives of 93 local governments from across Japan have pledged to work together to align the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with their own regional revitalization strategies. Held in Yokohama, Kanagawa under the initiative of the city and prefectural governments, the SDGs All Japan Meeting 2019 adopted the ‘SDG Japan Model’ to promote collaboration between […]


Entrepreneurial and Innovation Ecosystems in the UK and Japan

JLGC will collaborate as part of a UK-Japan research consortium looking at how policymakers in both countries can better understand the dynamics of economic development and innovation in regions and cities. Led by Edinburgh University, researchers (including JLGC’s Andrew Stevens) will investigate ‘Entrepreneurial and Innovation Ecosystems in the UK and Japan – Place-based policy scenarios […]


Intercultural City Seminar in Tokyo

A seminar on the Intercultural City was held in Tokyo on 21 December 2018. It was organised by the Council of Municipalities with Large Migrant Populations. The Council is a national network of 15 cities which aims to promote migrant integration; its leading city is Hamamatsu, the only Japanese member of the Intercultural Cities (ICC) […]


Tokyo to Host Urban 20 Mayors Summit and Urban Resilience Forum

In May 2019, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is set to concurrently host two international conferences for world-leading city representatives-the Urban 20 (U20) Mayors Summit and the Urban Resilience Forum Tokyo (URF). While Japan serves as the chair country for the 2019 G20 Summit, Tokyo will be hosting the U20 Mayors Summit, an event that brings […]


World Cities Culture Report 2018 – Tokyo Tokyo

The most comprehensive report ever published about culture and the role it plays in shaping life in major cities worldwide has been launched at the 2018 World Cities Culture Summit held 14-16 November.  The World Cities Culture Report 2018 is based on extensive data and practice research to reveal how 35 major global cities, including Tokyo, are […]


Discover Japan’s regional culture at Hyper Japan 2018

JLGC will once again be at Hyper Japan, where visitors can get a taste of regional culture from Japan. The event is the largest J-culture festival in the UK. Hyper Japan will be held 16-18 November at Olympia London. Along with JLGC/CLAIR, the annual event is sponsored by the Embassy of Japan in the UK, Japan […]


Nagoya City call to partner with overseas arts organisations

Nagoya City Government is looking to partner with overseas arts organisations seeking exhibiting opportunities in Japan. Nagoya City Hall is now accepting rental applications and proposals for the Museum Wing in the Kanayama Minami Building, where the former Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts was located. The Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, as the sister museum […]


Japan’s cities and regions at World Travel Market 2018

Staged annually in London, World Travel Market – the leading global event for the travel industry – takes place at ExCel London from 5-7 November. It has been another record year for inbound tourism to Japan and this year at World Travel Market there will be representatives from Tokyo, Aichi, Osaka & Hyogo, Wakayama-Nara and Hokkaido on the Japan […]


Kochi Prefectural Government: “World Manga Senbatsu” Manga Contest

The “World Manga Senbatsu” manga contest, held by the Kochi Prefectural Government in Japan, is accepting submissions from around the world! Submit a one-page manga before the deadline (30 November, 2018) for your chance to win amazing prizes! For more information about the contest, submission requirements, information on the members of the preliminary judging panel […]