UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2018 (including public events)

Around 150 years ago, two groups of Japanese students came to University College London (UCL) from Choshu and Satsuma. They are known as Choshu-Five and Satsuma-19, which includes Hirobumi Ito (First Prime Minister of Japan), Kaoru Inoue (First Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan), Akinori Mori (First Minister of Education of Japan), Tomoatsu Godai (Founder […]


Japanese Garden Party, Hammersmith Park

Hammersmith Park is all that remains of the 1910 Japan-British Exhibition in White City, but few know it is a Japanese garden. Now an avenue of stone lanterns and a wooden entrance gate are being installed to celebrate the park’s Japanese origins. To mark the event, Japan Society, together with the Embassy of Japan and […]


Tokyo Governor meets with Lord Mayor of the City of London

PRESS RELEASE On Monday, July 9, Governor Koike met with the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Charles Bowman, at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. In December last year, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was concluded between the City of London Corporation and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government for collaboration in areas such as financial events, […]


International Exchange Commendation (Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Award)

Since 2006, CLAIR has been implementing this project alongside the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC). It aims to award local governments that are engaged in exemplary international exchange efforts and lead to further exchange of ideas between local governments and improved international exchange. The winners of the Ministers Award in 2017 were Bunkyo […]


Visit Japan RWC 2019 Seminar – Host City Learning from Cardiff

All eyes may be on Russia and the FIFA World Cup right now, but for the future hosts of one of the world’s biggest sporting tournaments preparations are already well underway, with the 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC) taking place across 12 Host Cities in Japan from late next September. Representatives from a wide selection […]


Promoting Fukushima Produce Through Anime

Fukushima Prefecture has gone to great lengths to challenge commonly held perceptions, often unfounded, about food produced in the region in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami and the incident at the TEPCO Dai-Ichi plant. Despite the Japanese government, as well as international observers and scientists, confirming that produce from the area is […]


London Okinawa Day, 23 June

Saturday 23 June 2018, 10.00-18.00 Admission free London Okinawa Sanshinkai is back at Spitalfields Market this summer for Okinawa Day! This year the group are celebrating the 10th anniversary of Okinawa Day with special guests from Japan. Join the event to celebrate Okinawan classical and folk music, Eisa dancing, karate, food, drinks and much, more […]


[Event] Exporting to Japan (South Derbyshire)

An event held by South Derbyshire Council at Toyota UK’s Burnaston plant will explore how local businesses can export their products and services to Japan. The June 26 event organised by the Toyota City Partnership Development Board is kindly supported by Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd as part of the 20th anniversary of the relationship […]


Tokyo Declaration on Realization of Clean Cities and Clear Skies

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is pleased to announce the adoption of the Tokyo Declaration as an output of the Tokyo Forum for Clean City & Clean Sky, an international conference on the environment which was held from 22-23 May 2018 in Tokyo, hosted by TMG. For more details, please see the TMG website.


Visit Japan and Rugby World Cup Event in Cardiff

Saturday 16 June 2018 (10.00-17.00) National Museum Cardiff (entrance hall) With less than 500 days to go until the opening games, the Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) will host an event to promote travel to Japan for the Rugby World Cup 2019 at the National Museum Cardiff next month. JNTO and RWC 2019 Host Cities […]