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Kazuyuki Matsumoto

Video Celebrating the Japan Local Government Center 30th Anniversary

In 2019, the Japan Local Government Center celebrated its 30th anniversary of being in North America. We created a commemorative video to summarize the main projects and achievements of the past 30 years and to express our gratitude for the many contributions to our office by the various governmental organizations in the United States and Canada over the years. This video features congratulatory messages received from the Honorable Shinji Hirai, Governor of Tottori Prefecture, President of the Japan National Governors’ Association and Chairman of the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR), who also served as our Executive Director in New York from 2006 to 2007, as well as… Read More »Video Celebrating the Japan Local Government Center 30th Anniversary

Japan Underwater Photo Contest 2020

The Japan National Tourism Organization will host an underwater photography contest centered around the oceans of Japan from October 15th through November 15th. Details can be found at the following URL: The contest seeks photos that showcase the joys of diving in Japan, from the gorgeous sights to the unique sea life. Photos submitted may be used by JNTO to promote diving travel in Japan.