The 19th FINA World Championships 2022 Fukuoka, 13 May – 29 May

A New Standard of International Aquatic Sports to Amaze Everyone in Fukuoka! Twenty years since the success of the 2001 event, the FINA World Championships, where top-level aquatic athletes from around the globe go head-to-head, will once again be held here in Fukuoka. This world-renowned compact city will take advantage of its concentrated urban functions […]


JET Programme UK – SEA for football (Sports Exchange Advisor) applications open

Is it your goal to live and work in Japan? Kick off the next stage of your career by becoming a Sports Exchange Advisor for football on the JET Programme. There’s no penalty for applying! SEAs work for local governments, coaching and promoting internationalisation through the universal language of sports. SEAs are sports professionals whose […]


Yokohama participates in first-ever Urban 7 Summit ahead of G7

Ahead of last week’s G7 Summit in Cornwall, city leaders from around the world met virtually as part of the first-ever Urban 7 (U7) Summit, convened by Core Cities UK. G7 member Japan was represented by Fumiko Hayashi, President of the Mayors Association of Designated Cities and Mayor of Yokohama (Yokohama Deputy Mayor Kazumi Kobayashi […]


Tokyo City Diplomacy Email Newsletter

Tokyo Metropolitan Government regularly issues an English email newsletter called ‘WHAT’S UP’, which is sent to major cities abroad and embassies and representative offices in Tokyo, to widely introduce Tokyo’s advanced policies and initiatives, as well as the city’s natural and cultural attractions, to people around the world. To view past newsletters, click on the […]


Tokushima International Consumer’s Forum – Online Resources

The Tokushima Prefectural Government co-hosted Japan’s first G20 International Conference on Consumer Policy with the Consumer Affairs Agency in September 2019, while the Consumer Affairs Agency set up its Strategic Headquarters for Frontiers of Consumer Policy, CAA in the Tokushima Prefectural Government building as Japan’s hub for international operations of consumer administration in July 2020. […]


Updates from the Organising Committee of the World Masters Games 2021 Kansai

The Organising Committee of the World Masters Games 2021 Kansai is delighted to announce the 13th of May 2021 as the start of registrations for the upcoming World Masters Games. Please see the official website for details: Please see below for the new details for the competitions, such as dates and venues:


Best Practices from Japan: Metropolis’ urban sustainability exchange

An initiative of the City of Berlin on behalf of Metropolis, the global major cities network, 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 […]


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 […]