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 […]


Tokyo Governor to speak at City, University of London on October 31

Global Cities – drivers for a more sustainable world Speakers: Yuriko Koike, the Governor of Tokyo and Dr Haruo Shimada, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees at Tokyo Metropolitan University 10.00-11.00, Wednesday 31 October 2018 Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tait Building at City, University of London, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB REGISTER HERE In July […]


City Governance in Northern Europe – New JLGC Directory

JLGC has long developed research on trend mapping around the governance and economic profiles of leading European cities, as part of its member offer for city and regional authorities in Japan. Our latest publication (in English) surveys the capital city governments of JLGC’s responsible countries in Northern Europe and breaks down by type the system […]


Regional Tourism Agency Promotes Kansai International Airport Reopening After Typhoon Jebi

Kansai International Airport (KIX) reopened September 21, prompting Kansai Tourism Bureau to start a campaign with the objective of reviving local tourism.  The “Kansai Inbound Tourism Revival Plan” was announced by Japan Tourism Agency also on September 21, welcoming back travellers to the region in the centre of Japan. A film made for the campaign […]


Ehime Prefecture Cycling ‘Challenge 1,000 km’ Project

[Information from Ehime Prefecture] The Once in a Lifetime Cycling Journey! The 1,000 km Long Shikoku Circuit Route has Begun Accepting Overseas Entry! The spiritual island of Shikoku holds 1,200 years of history of pilgrimage culture. Shikoku is surrounded by the ocean on all four sides, and you can experience the endless green of mountains […]