2004/05 London

Activities and Events

Japan Day Seminar

2004/05 London

Global Cities, Regional Government and Decentralisation

The Japan Day Seminar of 2004/05 was also the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the London office of CLAIR. This seminar celebrated the ties between Japan and the UK in business, information services, government representation and the people involved in making all these elements work well. It was attended by more than 120 people.

Speakers included:

Rt. Hon Nick Raynsford MP.
(Future Challenges of Local Government in the Global Age)

Mr Tony Travers, Director of the Greater London Group at the London School of Economics
(Current Trends in English Sub-National Governance: London and Elsewhere)

Mr Shigeru Naiki, Director, Japan Local Government Centre
(Recent Developments in Japanese Local Government)

Cllr Murad Qureshi, London Assembly, Greater London Authority
(Parallels and Contrasts between Japanese and British Local Government)

Dr Mike Smith, Institute of Local Government Studies, University of Birmingham
(Two Halves of a Perfect Whole? Reflections of Japanese and English Local Government Practice)

Minister Hiroyuki Kishino, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Japan
(Japan-UK Relations in the Era of Globalisation – Grassroots Exchanges and Global Partnership)