Event – ‘Crisis thinking in regional Japan – Kamaishi City’

Responses to Depopulation, Industrial Restructuring and Natural Disasters in Post-war Era – the case study of Kamaishi City, Iwate Prefecture Prof Naofumi Nakamura (University of Tokyo) Date: 4 March 2020 Time: 5:00 PM Finishes: 4 March 2020 Time: 8:00 PM Venue: Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace (Outer Circle), London NW1 4QP This lecture examines the […]


JLGC staff visit smart energy and digital projects in South West

Assistant Directors from the Japan Local Government Centre this week participated in staff training facilitated by Exeter City Council and Teignbridge District Council in the South West of England. The four-strong group visited a range of council facilities and smart city projects, as well as receiving a civic welcome as an overseas delegation. Exeter also […]


Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL

As the host city for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020, Tokyo also wants to deliver cultural inspiration. Tokyo Tokyo FESTIVAL is a festival staged in various locations in Tokyo that allows a multitude of people to encounter programs covering diverse genres including art, music, the performing arts, traditional arts, dance, and performances from […]


Ainu Experience Event Opens for the First Time in London

Japan House London and the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation Japan House are proud to present the first hands-on Ainu experience promotional event in London, from 16 January to 16 February. The event will have informational exhibits about the national Ainu museum and park, UPOPOY, which will be opening in April this year in Shiraoi Town, Hokkaido, […]


Japanese local and regional governments move first on Paris Agreement

Local and regional governments in Japan have been stepping forward to make ambitious commitments to zero carbon, as of COP25, 28 local governments had announced their plans to align with the Paris Agreement goal. These cities and regions that have committed include some of the largest, such as Tokyo, Kanagawa, Osaka and Nagano, as well […]


London Borough of Culture 2019 at Japan Local Government Centre

Just one day after the final event of its inaugural London Borough of Culture 2019, Waltham Forest’s ‘Psychogeographer in Residence’ John Rogers spoke to Japanese officials at JLGC on the use of such year-long festivals to promote local areas and the role of social media and promotional videos to better leverage place assets. John’s presentation […]


The 9th Mt. Fuji International Opera Competition of Shizuoka Calls for Submissions

The Mt. Fuji International Opera Competition of Shizuoka is an international competition in which young singers around the world compete in singing opera arias. It was established in 1996, 50 years after the death of MIURA Tamaki, a famous opera singer whose parents were born in Shizuoka. The 9th competition will take place at ACT […]


Entrepreneurial and Innovation Ecosystems in the UK and Japan: Special Session

Entrepreneurial ecosystems have emerged as one of the most popular economic development policies in the last decade and has become a major focus for entrepreneurship research. However, neither research nor policy has given sufficient recognition to ‘place’. In view of geographical differences in the strength of entrepreneurial ecosystems, “one-size fits all” and “top-down” approaches to […]


Japan’s cities and regions at World Travel Market 2019

Staged annually in London, the 40th edition of World Travel Market – the leading global event for the travel industry – takes place at ExCel London from 4-6 November. In another record year for inbound tourism to Japan during Rugby World Cup 2019, at World Travel Market there will be representatives from Tokyo, Hokkaido, Ishikawa, Kanagawa, Kyoto, Mashiko […]


‘Creating a Sustainable City: Tokyo’s Environmental Policy’

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) Bureau of Environment has published ‘Creating a Sustainable City: Tokyo’s Environmental Policy’ which introduces the Japanese capital’s environmental policy goals and measures. Published in English as well as Japanese, the document is aimed at making Tokyo’s environmental policy easier to understand and bring it closer to the public. In addition […]