Fukushima Event in London, Tuesday 13 August 19.00-21.00


TRY! Kobe & KOBE Experience Guided Tour

TRY! Kobe (link) is a website that provides useful information for walking around the city of Kobe. It offers information on sightseeing spots, sports facilities, dining options, and places to buy gifts, primarily in the city of Kobe itself. The site is designed to help people in and outside Japan have fun in Kobe.  Central […]


Japan set for historic Rugby World Cup with 50 days to go

PRESS RELEASE Rugby fever is gripping Japan as final preparations for Asia’s first Rugby World Cup are being fine-tuned across the 12 host cities, match venues and team camps. Today, organisers can confirm that 85 per cent of the 1.8 million tickets have now been sold, reaffirming confidence of a sell-out, while the next sales […]


Kagoshima: RWC Host City in Kyushu for the Springboks

Kagoshima, a city worth visiting. Feel the experience in this video. Whether it is magnificent nature, samurai culture or the best wagyu beef in Japan – Kagoshima City is full of Japanese authenticity. The active volcano Sakurajima and Kinko Bay have the power to refresh the hearts of anyone who gazes upon them. After a […]


Discover Japan’s Regions at HYPER JAPAN 2019

JLGC will once again be at Hyper Japan, where visitors can get a taste of regional culture from Japan. The event is the largest J-culture festival in the UK. Hyper Japan will be held 12-14 July at Olympia London. Along with JLGC/CLAIR, the annual event is sponsored by the Embassy of Japan in the UK, Japan […]


Place-based Ecosystems: Cases of Metropolises – Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka

JLGC staff participated in the second event of a UK-Japan research consortium looking at how policymakers in both countries can better understand the dynamics of economic development and innovation in regions and cities. Held in Tokyo at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, the event heard from senior representatives of the Japanese Cabinet Office, […]


Global Devolution: Sapporo City

An independent report by a former UK Deputy Prime Minister has cited the case of Sapporo City in Japan as a leading example of global best practice in city region devolution. Lord Heseltine’s report Empowering English Cities (PDF), commissioned by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and backed by six English Metro Mayors, sets out a […]


Best Practices from Japan: Metropolis’ urban sustainability exchange

An initiative of the City of Berlin on behalf of global major cities network Metropolis, the urban sustainability exchange (use) promotes knowledge exchange and connections between cities and professionals working in the field of urban sustainability. In partnership with JLGC as the London Office of CLAIR, use has now developed a series of case studies […]


Gastronomy Tourism – The Case of Japan

The UN World Tourism Organization report on Gastronomy Tourism – The Case of Japan, prepared with the support of the Japan Travel and Tourism Association (JTTA) and Gurunavi, looks at the awareness of gastronomy tourism as a concept in Japan. Based on a survey with the main players in the country, results show that while gastronomy […]


Urban 20 Tokyo Mayors Summit Communiqué on Climate Change, Social Inclusion and Sustainable Economic Growth

The Mayors and Governors of Urban 20 (U20) cities, including Tokyo, Berlin, Jakarta, Rome and Osaka, have presented the Urban 20 Communiqué to Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo ahead of next month’s G20 Summit in Osaka. The Communiqué, endorsed by the leaders of 30 cities representing 126 million people, calls on G20 member states to work […]