A tale of two systems

The BBC is reporting that some parts of Britain are suffering from limited or no broadband access (so-called ‘notspots’) and that the government is pledging to wire up the rest of the country by 2012. Apparently it’s a similar story in Germany as well. However, the BBC also report today that Japan has access to […]


Word up

The JLGC website now carries the centre’s English language reports (ie. pre-translation to Japanese) on this page, which includes each month’s Monthly Reports (mostly British and German public sector topics), which are sent to all Japanese local authorities.


Know you got Seoul

London mayor Boris Johnson is in Seoul for the 2009 C40 summit of large cities against climate change. The London mayor was joined by Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara at the first session of the summit yesterday.


Sharing the burdens

The governor of Fukuoka prefecture Wataru Aso has called for Japan’s national government to shoulder more of the financial burden in its construction projects. Aso, who is chairman of Japan’s National Governors’ Association, said that he was in agreement with the Cabinet Office’s Decentralisation Promotion Committee, when it argued that national government needs to scale […]


Japan Day in Glasgow for Scottish SMEs

A “Japan Day” is being held at University of Glasgow on Monday 18th of May, 2009 from 2 pm to 5 pm for Scottish SMEs considering entering Japanese market. It will be hosted by Innovation Network, University of Glasgow, in cooperation with the Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh, JETRO London, Japan Local Government Centre London […]


Setting out our stall

JLGC is one of the sponsors of this year’s LGA annual conference, held between June 30 and July 2. If you’re in Harrogate this year, stop by our stall and say hello.