Research and Dissemination of Information on Local Policies Abroad
● Seven Major Locations
Located in New York, London, Paris, Beijing, Seoul, Singapore and Sydney, CLAIR’s offices are overseas platforms for local governments’ activities. They are operated by Japanese local government employees and local staff.
● Information on Local Governance
Our overseas offices take all opportunities to disseminate up-to-date and relevant information on Japanese local governments and the challenges they face: organizing lectures or seminars, participating in exhibitions and fairs, etc.
● Policy Research
We investigate policy and practice overseas to provide guidance for actions taken by Japanese local governments. For example, our survey of smoking bans in foreign countries resulted in an ordinance to prevent secondhand smoking.