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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Call for Entries: The 5th Kitakyushu International Manga Competition

The Kitakyushu International Manga Competition is held with the aim of furthering the spread of manga culture throughout the world. The competition is back for the fifth year and is now accepting entries until 2pm, Wednesday 2 September 2020 (Japan Standard Time). Contestants are required to submit an original 4-panel manga. The competition is open […]


RWC 2019 delivers record economic, social and sporting outcomes for Japan

PRESS RELEASE National pride significantly boosted by successful tournament £4.3 billion generated in economic output 242,000 international visitors stayed an average of 17 days each in Japan, providing tourism and economic benefits to the host nation 46,000 jobs created or sustained for the tournament Strong regional impact at the heart of nationwide benefits Significant rugby […]


COVID-19 Update

In response to UK Government Coronavirus outbreak restrictions, the JLGC office is currently closed and staff are now working remotely.  This will continue until it is possible to reopen the office, please check again for updates. During this period, you can still contact JLGC by email using our general address or individual staff email accounts. For […]


Nikkei Glocal: Modern Methods of Construction – a solution for UK housing?

An article by JLGC’s Andrew Stevens has been published in the latest (March 16) edition of the Japanese public executive magazine Nikkei Glocal on Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in the UK housing market. The article looks at the recent trend towards adopting MMC in the London spatial planning context to address the chronic gap in the […]


A Manifesto for Researching Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

JLGC staff participated in a series of workshops throughout 2019 under the UK-Japan collaborative project  ‘Entrepreneurial and Innovation Ecosystems in the UK and Japan – Place-based policy scenarios and options’. The project team aimed to build research collaboration between partners in the UK and Japan, and engage with policy and business communities cross-nationally, especially through […]


The Development, Persistence and Success of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems – Cardiff University Workshop

27 March 2020, 09.30-16.30Cardiff University Building on the ESRC-funded UK-Japan project “Entrepreneurial and Innovation Ecosystems – Place-based policy scenarios and options”, the workshop aims to share, exchange, and develop research and ideas about Entrepreneurial Ecosystems. Bringing together academic, industry, and policy perspectives from Wales, the UK, the OECD and elsewhere, to learn about institutional contexts, local […]