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Local government in Japan: a comparison with the UK

This week JLGC Director Yuichiro Hanyu has an article on the Guardian website looking at how, in many ways, the experience of being a local authority chief executive in Japan is very similar to those of senior officers in UK local authorities. 57 more words


Invest in Japan: a Regional Roadmap

1 May 2014
09.00 (registration from 08.30) to 12.30, followed by networking reception
Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London SW1

Free to attend, register here… 275 more words


Ageing population: what can the UK learn from overseas?

This week’s Guardian Society supplement features a piece by former Japan Study Tour participant Hannah Fearn on transferable policy lessons for the UK from overseas on how to cope with the challenges posed by an ageing society.  191 more words


20 Years of Berlin-Tokyo City Partnership

Last week several JLGC staff, including Chihiro Sakurai (Assistant Director, seconded from Tokyo Metropolitan Government, TMG), were guests of the Senate Chancellery of the Governing Mayor of Berlin (Directorate for Protocol and International Relations) for a visit to examine policies around smart cities, which coincided with a concert and ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the signing of the… 139 more words