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Surveys and Research

CLAIR conducts surveys and research on behalf of local governments in Japan covering a variety of topics. Some of this information is available in English and other languages.


Local Governance in Japan

A comprehensive overview of local governance in Japan, including information about legal status, organisation, and current challenges etc.

LG_en English: Local Government in Japan 2020 (2022 Revised Edition)
LG_cn Chinese: 日本的地方自治 2020 (2022 改订版)
LG_fr French: Les collectivités locales au Japon 2020 (2022 - Edition Révisée)
LG_kr Korean: 일본의 지방자치 2020 (2022 개정판)


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