Tag: Japan

An Inside Look at Economic Development in Japan

This post is part of a series on NLC’s Equitable Economic Development (EED) Fellowship. This year, a familiar face was selected to participate in the Japan Local Government Center’s Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) Fellowship Exchange program. Martha Brown, the deputy commissioner for the Department of City Development (DCD) of the city of Milwaukee,

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The Changing Face of Japanese Decision Making

Japan has a reputation for being both hierarchical and patriarchal. One’s position in the hierarchy and the roles defined by gender continue to be reinforced by families, schools and employers. Further, Japanese customs and societal norms create structures that foster order and discipline, define relationships and sublimate the self for the benefit of the collective.

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Japanese Localities Build Growth on Arts and Culture

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of blog posts on Jim Brooks’ trip to Japan with the The Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) Fellowship. The Tate. The Getty. The Guggenheim. MoMa. These are household names and as such are among the most prestigious museums of modern art in the

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Global Outreach by Japanese Cities

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of blog posts on Jim Brooks’ trip to Japan with the The Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) Fellowship. The Japanese local government perspective on global outreach is a simple one. They believe that the key to economic prosperity is a greater focus on

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Ideas and Inspiration from Japan

If you scan the news headlines of the major Japanese print and television media outlets and compare them to any other large, rich and democratic country, you won’t find many differences. For example, the latest stories include the grounding of the Boeing fleet of 787 Dreamliners, an ongoing dispute with China, and the public relations

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