At CLAIR we aim to support Local Governments by contributing to their overseas strategies, and helping them gain publicity and develop relations between cities. To achieve this, we have collected the Best Practices which are some of the leading-edge policies being created by Local Governments to combat issues affecting Japan on a national scale.
With this information, we hope to encourage collaboration and relations with Local Governments overseas.
In FY2016, CLAIR gathered information on fields of interest to various countries and regions across the globe through our overseas offices, then searched for Japanese Local Government policies related to those fields that have already gained recognition within Japan as exemplary practices.
In addition to the declining birthrate and environmental preservation which are large-scale issues for Japan, this year's Best Practices also include policies related to education and child rearing.