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Steering Committee of CoM Japan inaugurated on August 8th

  Tokyo, Japan. On the 8th of August, the Steering Committee of the "Covenant of Mayors Japan" had its formal debut. The Steering Committee is composed of ten members, including several mayors and representatives of relevant Japanese organisations: besides the mayors of the cities of Niseko, Tokorozawa, Kaga, Toyohashi, Kyoto ...

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International Urban Cooperation JAPAN: 4th Exchange Meeting of the EU and Japanese Cities on 17 May 2019 in Tokyo, Japan

  In the context of the IUC – Japan, the 4th Exchange Meeting of the EU and Japanese cities took place on 17 May in Tokyo, Japan. The meeting was opened by Her Excellency Ms. Patricia Flor, Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to Japan and Mr. Yoshihiro Seguchi, ...

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The 4th Exchange Meeting of the EU - Japan Cities in Tokyo


The 4th Exchange Meeting of the EU - Japan Cities will take place in Tokyo / Japan on 17 May 2019. This meeting is the highlight of the IUC Japan programme and the ideal place for cities to both exchange and get inspired. Agenda   ...

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Kamakura and Umeå find common ground for dialogue with citizens


On October 21, 2018, three city planners from Kamakura City arrived at Umeå airport in the north of Sweden. Kamakura and Umeå have been selected to form a city -to- city partnership within the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) programme promoted by the EU. Ms. Kaori Aoki, Mr. Koji Iizumi and Ms. Naomi Kato came to Umeå ...

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Visit to the city of Frankfurt am Main in Germany

A delegation from the city of Yokohama visited the city of Frankfurt am Main in Germany to make a study tour under the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) project over the period August 20 – 22, 2018. There, the members engaged in an exchange of views on climate change initiatives and smart cities, and toured related facilities. More specific ...

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IUC JAPAN: 3rd Exchange Meeting of the EU and Japanese Cities on 11 October 2018


The 3rd Exchange Meeting of the EU and Japanese cities took place on 11 October in Brussels. It was the third opportunity for the first five pairings established in 2017 to meet and discuss the progress made since the start up until to date. In this context, the results of the Study Tours of the five EU cities ...

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The CoM Japan has started to receive commitment letters


On 1 August 2018 the Covenant of Mayors Japan (hereinafter CoMJ) started to register the commitment letters by mayors. The Draft Implementation Guidelines of CoMJ had been prepared and the website renewed. A brochure to explain the commitment procedures and the follow-up actions was distributed to 47 prefectures and about 1700 municipal ...

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Agendas for the 3rd EU - Japan Cities Exchange Meeting available

On 11 and 12 October 2018 the 3rd Exchange Meeting of the EU - Japan Cities will take place in Brussels, Belgium. The Cities can expect interesting and innovative contributions from our project. Meeting Agenda Day 1Day 2 ...

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Cities will convene for their first meeting in Japan | April 23rd 2018

The first official gathering in Japan for the participating cities will be held on April 23rd 2018.  During this week, there will be a series of information exchange between the urban experts, as well as a number of site visits to facilities and communities using innovative technology and practices. More updates will foll ...

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Newsletter Issue no.1 | January 2018


In this IUC-Japan Newsletter edition you find information about the following topics: What is the IUC-Japan Programme?First Round of City to City Cooperation  Introducing the IUC Programme to Japan Cities selected by the IUC-Japan Program   Launch of the IUC program ...

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Official launch of the IUC- City to City programme | November 10th 2017 / Brussels

Over 120 cities from Europe, China, Asia, India, Japan, North America and South America gathered in Brussels.  Participants to the IUC-Japan programme were, of course, members to this memorable event held at the Charlemagne. The cities of Yokohama and Frankfurt were each invited to present their practices and ...

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Official launch of the IUC- City to City programme | November 10th 2017 / Brussels

Over 120 cities from Europe, China, Asia, India, Japan, North America and South America gathered in Brussels.  Participants to the IUC-Japan programme were, of course, members to this memorable event held at the Charlemagne. The cities of Yokohama and Frankfurt were each invited to present their practices and ...

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Five city pairs are officially selected for the programme | Early November 2017 / EU and Japan


In order of geographical location in Japan (N->S) the pairings are Hirosaki / Donostia=San Sebastian (Spain)Koriyama / Essen (Germany)Yokohama / Frankfurt am Main (Germany)Ichinomiya / Ioannina (Greece)Ikoma / Ancona (Italy) ...

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The concept of the IUC programme is introduced to Japan | March 17th, 2017 / Japan

Over 100 participants including representatives of Japanese cities, the business sector, and the media gathered at the EU House, office to the European Delegation to Japan, and listened to Dr Ronald HALL, Chief Advisor Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy European Commission, talk of the programme’s am ...

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