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Japan-France Local Government Exchange Conference


This Japan-France Local Government Exchange Conference was first held in October 2008 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Japanese-French relations, responding to the call of Nancy, France, and its sister city Kanazawa. Bringing many local governments from Japan and France together, this conference provides an opportunity for them to discuss matters of mutual interests. The event is held every other year.

The 7th Japan-France Local Government Exchange Conference

Event Dates From October 3, 2022 to October 6, 2022
Venue Aix-en-Provence, France
Theme Main Theme
The Urgent Need for Innovation to Create More Inclusive and Sustainable Communities in a Post-COVID World

1. What Kind of Sustainable Economic Model Should We Aim for?
2. Forming Responsible Communities where Every Person Is Respected
3. Local Governments as Environmental Actors
Introduction to Aix en Provence: "Welcome to Aix en Provence"

Past Conferences

YearHosting Local GovernmentDownload final declaration
2018 Kumamoto, Japan Japanese(PDF:138KB)
2016 Tours, France                     
2014 Takamatsu, Japan Japanese(PDF:118KB)
2012 Chartres, France Japanese(PDF:257KB)
2010 Kanazawa, Japan Japanese(PDF:191KB)
2008 Nancy, France
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