EXHIBITION: Kitakyushu Japanese Calligraphy Association in London

Start: 11th June, 2018 at 11:00am End: 16th June, 2018 at 5:00pm This at the Menier Gallery exhibition presents a fusion of Japanese calligraphy with the work of William Shakespeare. The aim of presenting this exciting fusion is to promote both linguistic traditions and further understanding through collaboration. The Menier Gallery is situated within the historic Menier Chocolate Factory and is […]


Invest Tokyo Seminar in CEBIT 2018

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) has been actively working to attract foreign companies which possess advanced technologies related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, including IoT, big data, and artificial intelligence, to raise international competitiveness and bring about further growth for the city by promoting the creation of a more business-friendly environment for overseas businesses. The […]


Setouchi Shimanami Kaido International Cycling Event 2018

The stage for this cycling event features the highway bridges and beautiful islands of the Seto Inland Sea! Application and course information can be found below: Cycling Shimanami 2018 Event Overview: Date:  Reception October 27, 2018(Sat) Event: October 28, 2018(Sun) Course: The Seto Inland Shimanami Sea Route and its surrounding areas (seven courses that […]


Team camps announced for RWC 2019

PRESS RELEASE 52 team camps selected for use at RWC 2019 20 competing teams will be based across the length and breadth of Japan Team camps selected in consultation with the teams to ensure optimum training environment Team camps extend the reach of RWC 2019 to even more communities in Japan Communities the length and […]


Urban 20: Tokyo Governor signs Joint Statement

The Inaugural U20 Mayoral Summit will take place in Buenos Aires in October, ahead of the G20 Heads of State Summit hosted by Argentina. The Mayors of Berlin, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Durban, Hamburg, Jakarta, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Montreal, New York City, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo and Tshwane, […]


[PR] Global Financial City: Tokyo

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), in collaboration with the national government, private sector, and others, is advancing initiatives to revitalize the financial sector in order to win back Tokyo’s position as the top global financial city in Asia. As one of the initiatives to enhance overseas promotion, which is stated in the “Global Financial City: […]


RWC 2019 set to deliver record economic benefits

PRESS RELEASE Japan 2019 set to deliver record economic output for a Rugby World Cup Nationwide impact spread through 12 host cities ¥216.6 billion (£1.5 billion) of additive value to be pumped into the Japanese economy Up to 400,000 international fans set to travel to Japan during the tournament Japan hosting Asia’s first Rugby World […]


Newcastles of the World 20th Anniversary Conference, Shinshiro

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Newcastles of the World Alliance, a 20th Anniversary Conference will be held in Shinshiro, Japan from 3-9 October 2018 (full list of members here). The conference will discuss the potential for development of the Alliance for the next 20 years, especially in new and stronger collaborations and exchanges […]


[Event]: Challenges of Regional Revitalisation in Japan, 15 March 2018

Thursday 15 March 2018, 6pm Admission free, booking essential Daiwa Foundation Japan House 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle London NW1 4QP MAP Nearest station: Baker Street Japan’s population is shrinking at an alarming rate, and is expected to decrease from 127 million to 90 million people by 2060. The ageing population is expected to rise by 40%, […]


Toward City Diplomacy: Assessing Capacity Among Global Cities

As cities increasingly become influential actors on the global stage, they need to invest in resources, expertise, and capacity to manage their relationships and responsibilities to conduct city diplomacy effectively. A new report by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs think tank and University College London’s City Leadership Lab takes a look at how city […]