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JET Programme Alumni Satogaeri Project

We would like to announce our upcoming ‘JET Programme Alumni Satogaeri Project  ~Return to your second home in Japan~’.


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Building New Communities in Tohoku

The physical devastation in the Tohoku region of northeastern Japan was immediately clear and overwhelming, even from a distance, and the ongoing work to rebuild cities on higher ground is a striking civil engineering project.

However, beyond the need to create new physical infrastructure there lies a concurrent need to create new social infrastructure, and this is not so readily apparent to the eye.


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Partnerships
JLGC works with a number of organizations promoting good governance and representing various elements of the political and administrative structure of state and local government in North America.
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Japan Society Hosts Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Senior Chairman of ORIX Corporation

Recently, staff had the opportunity to hear a famed Japanese company executive talk about the changes that are occurring in Japanese management styles. This talk was timely, coming as it did after one by a senior manager at Ajinomoto about selling Japanese products overseas.


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JET Programme Alumni Satogaeri Project

We would like to announce our upcoming ‘JET Programme Alumni Satogaeri Project  ~Return to your second home in Japan~’.

Continue to read


Building New Communities in Tohoku

The physical devastation in the Tohoku region of northeastern Japan was immediately clear and overwhelming, even from a distance, and the ongoing work to rebuild cities on higher ground is a striking civil engineering project.

However, beyond the need to create new physical infrastructure there lies a concurrent need to create new social infrastructure, and this is not so readily apparent to the eye.

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Japan Society Hosts Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Senior Chairman of ORIX Corporation

Recently, staff had the opportunity to hear a famed Japanese company executive talk about the changes that are occurring in Japanese management styles. This talk was timely, coming as it did after one by a senior manager at Ajinomoto about selling Japanese products overseas.

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Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School - Zadankai

Recently, staff from the Japan Local Government Center had a unique opportunity to listen to a high level Japanese corporate executive talk about how his company intends to gain access to the mainstream U.S. consumer market. Mr. Hiroshi Kaho, general manager for business strategy and development at Ajinomoto Company, Inc., gave a short talk in English followed by an interesting question and answer session. What is really significant about this opportunity is the chance to hear from an insider what strategy is needed to market Japanese products in a mainstream market like the United States.

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Manhattan Institute Interviews Nigel Lawson, Former U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer

Staff had an opportunity to attend an interesting ‘conversation’ at the Manhattan Institute with Nigel Lawson, now Lord Lawson of Blaby, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer (1983-1989) under the then prime minister Margaret Thatcher. His conversation was about the likely results in the upcoming U.K. general election and his Global Warming Policy Foundation.

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Build It Back Audit Details Failures & Recommends Future Actions

The New York City Comptroller’s Office issued an audit report on March 31st detailing the failings of the city’s Build It Back program for single-family homes, begun by Mayor Bloomberg in 2013 and continued, with major changes, by Mayor de Blasio. Based on an audit of the program and information from six public hearings conducted by the Comptroller’s Office, the report is damning in its assessment of the ongoing failure of the city’s Housing Recovery Office (HRO) and the Mayor’s Office to properly monitor and oversee the program, resulting in unnecessary hardship for homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy and millions of dollars of waste and improper payments.

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On the Fourth Anniversary of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Visiting Japan four years out from the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and thousand-year tsunami that hit the Tohoku region of Japan on March 11, 2011 (3.11), signs of new hope mingle with signs of continuing struggle. Compared to two or three years ago, however, the overall sense is that the future is finally beginning to take shape, even if the past still defines the landscape.

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JLGC NEWS LETTER (March 2015) - UPDATE!!

    ・CLAIR Fellowship Exchange Program 2014 was held from October 19 to October 29 in 2014
    ・New York Times Travel Show 2015
    ・Japan Week 2015
    ・What Japanese food do you like best?
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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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Universities in Kyoto collaborate to offer 2-week Study Program introducing city’s full-featured academic environment

Kyoto, Japan, March 18, 2015 - Kyoto City and The Consortium of Universities in Kyoto has launched the "Kyoto Study Program: from Anime to Zen,” which is a non-degree, 2-week program offering international students an excellent introduction to Japanese society and culture.

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Fellowship Exchange Program

"Fellowship Exchange Program"  The Fellowship Exchange Program 2015 will be held in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan !

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