Regional Promotion Seminar (Hokkaido/Tohoku Bloc)

August 27, 2009

  1. On September 10 (Thu), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will host the fifth Regional Promotion Seminar (Hokkaido/Tohoku Bloc) for local governments to advertise the policies and charm of the region to the diplomatic corps in Tokyo.
  2. In the seminar, the prefectural governments of Hokkaido and Fukushima and the municipal governments of Sapporo and Sendai will give a presentation on its regional policy and charm. It is expected that through this open exchange between the local governments and the diplomatic corps, understanding of Japan’s provincial areas will be promoted and a network between the local governments and the diplomatic corps created.
  3. In the previous fiscal year, the first through third seminars of this kind were held for the Kyushu Bloc, the Kansai Bloc, and the Kanto Bloc. In this fiscal year, the fourth seminar was held for the Hokuriku/Tokai Bloc in July, and the sixth seminar for the Chugoku/Shikoku Bloc is scheduled to be held next January.
  4. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been providing various kinds of cooperation to support a variety of international efforts being made by the local governments. This seminar is being held as part of such cooperation.
  5. Details

    Date:   September 10 (Thu), 14:00-16:45

    Venue:   Ministry of Foreign Affairs (7F), Assembly Hall  (2-1-1, Kasumigaseki, Chiyodaku)  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Participating Local Governments:   Prefectural Governments of Hokkaido and Fukushima, Municipal Governments of Sapporo and Sendai


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