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Transformation of Japanese Communities and the Emerging Local Agenda

Workshop with PPIC and Silicon Valley Study Tour
March 13-22, 2001

Participants

Progress and Challenges of Decentralization in Japan

Shun'ichi Furukawa, Professor of Policy and Planning Sciences, University of Tsukuba
[Synopsis of paper]

Surge of Community Businesses and Their Impact on Local Economies

Koji Kanagawa, Senior Researcher, Research Institute for Regional Policy, 21st Century Hyogo Project Association
[Synopsis of paper]

The Growing Foreign Resident Population: Social Impacts and Local Government Responses

Chikako Kashiwazaki, Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Sophia University
[Synopsis of paper]

International Policies of Local Governments: Case Study of the Japan-California Relationship

Toshihiro Menju, Senior Program Officer, Japan Center for International Exchange
[Synopsis of paper]

The Role of Think Tanks in Changing Regional Environments

Madoka Nakamura, Senior Researcher, Center for Policy Research Information, National Institute for Research Advancement (NIRA)
[Synopsis of paper]

Fiscal Crisis in Local Government: Future Prospects for Local Autonomy

Namiko Numao, Lecturer, Nihon University
[Synopsis of paper]

Emerging Local NPOs and Their Implications for Local Governance

Shigeru Tamura, Professor, Local Autonomy College, Ministry of Home Affairs
[Synopsis of paper]