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Research into the Practices in States & Local Governments in the U.S. & Canada

JLGC conducts research and surveys mainly into the practices in states and local governments in the United States and Canada. In addition, JLGC conducts research in response to requests from Japanese prefectures and local governments.

Research results are disseminated through CLAIR Reports, which are published in Japanese and distributed to all prefecture and designated city offices and to other interested organizations in Japan. Topics generally cover many areas of local administration and finance, best practices and the latest information on government practices in various fields.