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International Affiliation Exchange Commendation

International Affiliation Exchange Commendation (Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Award)

Overview

Since 2006, CLAIR has been implementing this project alongside the Ministry of Internal Communications (MIC). It aims to award local governments that are engaged in exemplary international exchange efforts and lead to further exchange of ideas between local governments and improved international exchange.

2014 winning entry

The winners of the Ministers Award in 2005 were Asahikawa City(Hokkaido), Kariya City (Aichi Prefecture), and Yokkaichi City(Mie Prefecture). The Toyone Saudi Arabia Friendship Steering Committee won the judging panel encouragement prize.

Winning organisationPartner organisationDownload project overview (Japanese only)
Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Award
Asahikawa City
(Hokkaido Prefecture)
Suwon
(Republic of Korea)
Press Release
(PDF:232KB)
Winning organisation overviews
(PDF:1000KB)
Kariya City
(Aichi Prefecture)
Mississauga
(Canada)
Yokkaichi City
(Mie Prefecture)
Long Beach
(USA)
The Toyone Saudi Arabia Friendship Steering Committee won the judging panel encouragement prize.

Award Ceremony

The award ceremony took place at the Le Port Kojimachi Hotel on 16th June 2015.

第9回自治体国際交流表彰表彰式の様子

Past winning organisations by year

International Affiliation Exchange Commendation

YearWinning organisationDownload project overview (Japanese only)
2013
(8th event)
Matsue City (Shimane Prefecture)
Oita City (Oita Prefecture)
Press Release(PDF:232KB)
Winning organisation overviews(PDF:1000KB)
2012
(7th event)

Mito City International Association (Ibaraki Prefecture)
Oobu City (Aichi Prefecture)
Suo Oshima Town(Yamaguchi Prefecture)

Press Release(PDF:475.9KB)
Winning organisation overviews(PDF:695.9KB)

Sister City Exchange Commendation

YearWinning organisationDownload project overview (Japanese only)
2011
(6th event)
Yokosuka City (Kanagawa Prefecture)
Kamaishi City (Iwate Prefecture)
Taketa City (Oita Prefecture)
Press Release (PDF:383KB)
Winning organisation overviews (PDF:1.8MB)
2010
(5th event)
Takasaki City (Gunma Prefecture)
Kanazawa City (Ishikawa Prefecture)
Miyagi-Belarus Association (Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture)
Press Release (PDF:319KB)
Winning organisation overviews (PDF:1.5MB)
2009
(4th event)
Shikaoi Town (Hokkaido Prefecture)
Kyoto Prefecture
Kitakyushu City (Fukuoka Prefecture)
Press Release (PDF:331KB)
Winning organisation overviews (PDF:1.5MB)
2008
(3rd event)

Tobetsu Town (Hokkaido Prefecture)
Takayama-Denver Friendship Association (Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture)
Ichikikushikino Salinas Sister City Association
(Ichikikushikino City, Kagoshima Prefecture)
*Kyoto prefecture was awarded the judging panel encouragement prize

Press Release (PDF:215KB)
Winning organisation overviews (PDF:3.5MB)
2007
(2nd event)
Hyogo Prefecture
Kanra Town (Gunma Prefecture)
Naruto City (Tokushima Prefecture)
Press Release (PDF:237KB)
2006
(1st event)
Yokkaichi City (Mie Prefecture)
Give Wind Turbines to Mongolia Project (Miyakonojo City, Miyazaki Prefecture)
*The Nagasaki-Saint Paul Sister City Committee (Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture) was awarded the judging panel encouragement prize
Press Release (PDF:215KB)

Local Government International Exchange Award Judging Panel

*Honorifics omitted (correct as of 1 January 2015)

NameAffiliation/position
Mr. Akira NAKAMURA Professor Emeritus, Meiji University, Panel Head
Mr. Katsutoshi ENOKIDA Professor, Faculty of Global Culture and Communication, Aichi Shukutoku University, Representative Panel Head
Ms. Michiyo ARITA Director, Kansai NPO Alliance (KNA)
Mr. Ken TANAKA President, Japan Intercultural Academy of Municipalities
Ms. Hiroko KUDO Professor, Faculty of Law, Chuo University
Ms. I KOU President, TEN-I Corporation
Mr. Toshihiro MENJU Managing Director and Chief Program Officer, JCIE
Mr. Satoshi UEMURA

Director, International Affairs Office at the Local Administration Bureau Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

Mr. Kenji SAEGUSA Executive Director, Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR)

For Enquiries
International Exchange Division
Tel : +81-3-5213-1723
Fax : +81-3-5213-1742
Email : shimai@clair.or.jp
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