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Local Government Exchange and Cooperation Seminar

Local Government Exchange and Cooperation Seminar

Programme Overview

Local Government Exchange and Cooperation Seminar

The Local Government Exchange and Cooperation Seminar is an annual programme to promote mutual understanding and forge an effective network between Japanese and overseas local governments. CLAIR's overseas offices invite overseas local government officials to visit Japan to learn about the current situation and issues related to Japan's cities and regions.

Outline of the 2015 Seminar Series

Overseas OfficeSchedule Hosting Japanese Local GovernmentTopic
Paris 20-30 July Toyooka City 1. Tourism Promotion and Regional Revitalization through Local Arts and Culture
Preservation of Oriental Stork
New York 18-28 October Miyagi Prefecture Revitalization and Recovery Efforts after the Great East Japan Earthquake
Singapore 25-31 October Kitakyushu City Environmental Initiatives Supported by Citizens
Sydney 1-11 November Yamato Takada City

1. Sister City Relationships and Their Impacts
2. Preservation of Cultural Properties

Beijing 16-20 November Shimane Prefecture Cooperation through Environmental and Economical Exchanges
London 23-29 November Yamanashi Prefecture Tackling Ageing Society and Shrinking Populations
Seoul 30 November - 4 December Nagasaki Prefecture International Exchange based on "Joseon missions to Japan"

Outline of the 2014 Seminar Series

Overseas OfficeScheduleHosting Japanese Local GovernmentTopic
Paris 21-31 July Niseko Town Building a Town through Citizen Participation and Information Sharing
-Towards an International Tourist Resort and an Environmental City -
London 7-14 October Kumamoto City Regional Developments after the Opening of Bullet Train and Becoming a Designated City
New York 19-29 October Amagasaki City Promoting Amagasaki City through its Local Resources
Singapore 9-14 November Kagoshima Prefecture Overseas Industrial Promotion by Kagoshima Prefecture
Seoul 11-14 November Toyama Prefecture Senior Citizens' Welfare in Toyama Prefecture
Sydney 16-26 November Sakaide City Utilizing Regional Resources for Manufacturing, People Development, and Town Development
Beijing 27-31 January (2015) Nagano Prefecture Citizens' Longevity and Health Development in Nagano Prefecture

Outline of the 2013 Seminar Series

Overseas OfficeScheduleHosting Japanese Local GovernmentTopic
Paris 28 July -7 August Hiroshima City & Kumano Town Hiroshima: Efforts towards World Peace and Abolishing Nuclear Weapons
Kumano: Development of Japanese Brushes as Local Industry
Singapore 6-11 October Tottori Prefecture Economic Exchange with Southeast Asia
New York 27 October -5 November Tokushima Prefecture Boosting International Tourism by Utilizing Local Resources
London 17-23 November Miyagi Prefecture Economic Recovery Efforts after the Great East Japan Earthquake in Miyagi Prefecture
Beijing 24 November -1 December Ise City & Taki Town Tourism Promotion: Utilizing Historical & Cultural Assets and Engaging Students
Sydney 2-12 February (2014) Aomori Prefecture Local Promotion through School Trips and Winter Tourism
Seoul 17-21 February (2014) Seika Town Kansai Science City: Transformation through Arts and Sciences

Outline of the 2012 Seminar Series

Overseas OfficeScheduleHosting Japanese Local GovernmentTopic
Paris 22 July -1 August Kitakyushu City Urban Green Development Policy and a Sustainable Society
Singapore 30 September -7 October Sakai City Harnessing Historical Heritage and Traditional Industries by Tourism Policy
Sydney 28 October -7 November Aichi Prefecture

1. Promotion of Aichi through Culture, Arts, and Tourism

2. "Eco Mobility Life" - an Environmental Friendly Transportation Initiative
New York 20-30 January Kagawa Prefecture Regional Revitalization and Promotion Through Harnessing Local Charms
London 5-15 February Nagasaki Prefecture Urban Revitalization and Nagasaki Green New Deal
Seoul 12-16 November Kagoshima Prefecture Promoting International Trade and Tourism
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