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New York City’s Commodity Distribution Point Program

It’s easy to get used to the conveniences of New York City: Great tap water; abundant restaurants, shops, and bodegas scattered throughout almost every neighborhood; and a pretty good transportation network (most of the time).

But what happens if all of that suddenly shuts down?

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Japan Local Government Center started an official Facebook page

JLGC started the official Facebook page in July 2014 and will continue to post updated information.

To find out more about our JLGC Facebook page, please refer to 
JLGC Facebook page

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More Than Trees Grow in Brooklyn Now

While Brooklyn has a lot of things, one would not normally expect to find a working farm there these days. However, right across the street from the front entrance of IKEA is the Red Hook Community Farm, a 2.75 acre space with approximately two acres of land under cultivation at the moment.

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JLGC NEWS LETTER (December 2014) - UPDATE!!

    ・TOMODACHI “Matsue- New Orleans” Exchange Program  

    ・“Rising Tohoku Food Fair” at Mitsuwa Marketplace stores

    ・The 2014 JETAA National Conference in Seattle

    ・JETAANY Career Forum and JET Welcome Back Reception
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Japanese High School Students Campaign for an End to Nuclear Weapons

 JLGC was pleased to host a visit by a group of high school students from the City of Hiroshima and Okinawa Prefecture, two places with living memories of the horrors of war, who visited New York along with the Mayor of Hiroshima, Mr. Kazumi Matsui. Mayor Matsui came, along with other members of the group Mayors for Peace, to attend the Preparatory Meeting leading up to the 2015 Nuclear Non-proliferation Review Conference at the United Nations.  He was accompanied by the students, who met with various people in New York and collected signatures for their petition calling for the abolishment of all nuclear weapons.

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Fellowship Exchange Program

"Fellowship Exchange Program"  ~ Updated for the Fellowship Exchange Program 2014 which will be held in Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan !

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New York Debuts the Nation's First Urban Post-Disaster Housing Prototype

On June 10th, New York City’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) officially unveiled the first prototype in the US for a ready-made, modular, post-disaster housing unit specifically designed to meet the needs of a crowded urban environment such as that in the Five Boroughs and the greater New York City region.

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