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05/02/2021

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 […]

03/02/2021

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 >>>  https://wmg2021.jp/en/news/detail?id=1966) Please accept our sincere apologies for any concerns caused while dates were being arranged. […]

03/02/2021

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 […]

19/01/2021

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 […]

18/01/2021

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 […]

02/12/2020

Postponement of the World Masters Games 2021 Kansai

The Organising Committee of the World Masters Games 2021 Kansai (WMG Kansai) regret to inform you that we have decided to postpone the Games, the largest lifelong sporting event in the World in which anyone over the age of 30 can participate. Kindly note that we will continue to adjust the Games dates for WMG […]

02/12/2020

Tokushima International Consumer’s Forum 2020

The Tokushima Prefectural Government of Japan released videos online, in order to realize a sustainable society during the drastic change in consumer lifestyles. The prefecture welcomed Professor Emeritus Hideki Nakahara of Tokyo City University as the coordinator, who is also the chairman of the “Tokushima International Network for a Sustainable Society (TIS)”.  The speakers are […]

01/12/2020

UK-Japan Friendship project – new trees for an East London park

Waltham Forest Council press release Over 4,000 new trees are being planted across Waltham Forest to mark this year’s National Tree Week, Saturday 28 November to Sunday 6 December, including 14 Japanese cherry trees (Sakura in Japanese) to celebrate Japan’s relationship with the UK.  Of the new trees, 3,600 will be whips – young tree seedlings that have been […]

05/10/2020

Tokyo Financial Award 2020

“My future vision for Tokyo is a smart eco-friendly city drawing people from around the world, a place that ensures safety and security, and a city that fully embraces diversity and opportunity, where everyone can lead vibrant and active lives. Join us in bringing innovation to Japan and let us together drive global business to […]

05/10/2020

Video: ’ARIGATO’ Host Towns for Supporting Reconstruction

The Host Town Initiative aims to connect Japanese local towns with countries and regions taking part in the Tokyo Games, and to have various exchanges. Local governments in areas devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake (in 2011) have been promoting exchanges as ‘ARIGATO’ Host Towns in order to express their gratitude to people from […]