Japan Alumni Global Network Newsletter

The Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) launched the Facebook social media page named Japan Alumni Global Network in July 2021. This Facebook page provides foreigners who have studied in Japan with useful information such as the latest information in Japan, the information supporting job-hunting and the reports by former international students.

In this regard, JASSO issued a newsletter as a part of the Japan Alumni Global Network. The web page where Japan Alumni Global Network Newsletter is posted:

Click here to go directly to the newsletter.

Japan Alumni Global Network Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jasso.japanalumniglobalnetwork

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J.Clair e-Newsletter


Get a taste of Kyoto with ‘Kyo-Mono Festival’ in Singapore!

The “Kyo-Mono Festival”, a campaign that allows you to experience Kyoto without leaving Singapore, is being held at some outlets in Singapore until the end of February.

You can obtain more information from the following link:


Applications now open for the “2022 Kogei World Competition in Kanazawa”

Kanazawa City is now accepting applications for the “2022 Kogei World Competition in Kanazawa” as part of the 5th Triennale of Kogei in Kanazawa.

The theme for the competition this round is “Craft Visions”. We are waiting for applications from craft artists from all over the world, and look forward to receiving entries that usher in a new era!

You can obtain more information from the following link:

http://www.clair.org.sg/topics/kanazawa city-kogeitriennale_2021-12/

SPECIAL: Saitama Japan Premium Shop on Shopee Singapore now open!

Saitama Prefecture and Saitama Industrial Promotion Public Corporation have launched an online special shop “Saitama Japan Premium Shop” on Shopee  Singapore. The shop will be open for about five months and offers a wide range of Saitama’s finest products. We hope you will take this opportunity to enjoy Saitama from Singapore.

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Soliciting your donations for Kyoto City

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Kyoto City, one of Japan’s leading tourist cities, has been severely affected by the sharp decline in tourism. In order to overcome this predicament, Kyoto City is asking for donations from people abroad.

You can obtain more information from the following link:


Indonesia-Japan Knowledge Exchange Seminar 2021

On 27 October 2021, J.CLAIR Singapore, in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) in Indonesia , as well as the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) in Japan, jointly organised the ‘Indonesia-Japan Knowledge Exchange Seminar 2021’ for local government officials in Indonesia.

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Webinars on Fukuoka City’s efforts in creating a livable city (Available to all Asia)

In order to facilitate greater international cooperation, the Fukuoka Asian Urban Research Center (URC)will introduce Fukuoka City’s efforts in creating a livable city to local governments and educational institutes in Asia. This year’s event will be conducted online using Zoom.

The contents covered in the lectures are 1) Public welfare, 2) Water resources, 3) The environment, 4) Disaster prevention,5) Urban landscaping and other areas of interest.

You can obtain more information from the following link:


Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s “WHAT’S UP” Email Newsletter

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) regularly issues an English email newsletter, which is sent to major cities abroad, embassies and representative offices in Tokyo. The newsletter aims to introduce Tokyo’s advanced policies and initiatives, as well as the city’s natural and cultural attractions to people around the world. TMG has been posting the newsletters on the following website as well, so please visit the website and share it with your friends, colleagues and communities.  

You can obtain more information from the following Link:


J.CLAIR Singapore’s latest corporate brochure is now available for download on our official website

Please click on the following link to access our corporate brochure:


For readers who wish to subscribe to J.CLAIR Singapore’s email newsletter and obtain the latest updates on J. CLAIR Singapore’s activities, please email J. CLAIR Singapore at the following email address:


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Fukuda Doctrine Memorial Monument

Unveiling Ceremony held on 24 November 2021


The Fukuda Doctrine memorial monument was built in Tokyo last year, and the unveiling ceremony was held on 24 November.

For more information in Japanese, please have a look at: https://www.jomo-news.co.jp/articles/-/32267

For your convenience, the text has been translated by Google as is:

Fukuda Doctrine Memorial unveiled Mr. Takeo praises “heart and heart” peace diplomacy engraving Former Prime Minister Yasuo “still valid”

A memorial to the late Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda’s basic policy for Southeast Asia, “Fukuda Doctrine,” was set up on the premises of the Asian Student Culture Association in Honkomagome, Tokyo, and the unveiling ceremony was held by the people concerned. It was held on the 24th. Former Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda, the eldest son of Mr. Fukuda, emphasized the importance of Southeast Asian diplomacy, where “heart-to-heart” touches, “I think it is time to re-examine the content.”

 To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Fukuda Doctrine, a commemorative panel was set up in the Manila Hotel in the Philippines, where Mr. Takeo gave a speech three years ago. Volunteers aiming to build a monument in Japan have solicited donations, and the monument will be set up on the premises of the association, which has been accepting international students from Southeast Asia for many years.

 The monument was engraved with the three principles of Fukuda Doctrine and a portrait of Takeo Fukuda. In the unveiling ceremony, Katsumi Shiraishi, the president of the association, said, “Fukuda Doctrine is a historical text that seeks peaceful diplomacy through heart-to-heart exchange. I believe that it has universal value.” I praised his achievements.

 In May 2008, during his tenure as Prime Minister, Mr. Yasuo announced the “New Fukuda Doctrine,” which follows this principle and focuses on the construction of the “Asia Disaster Prevention and Epidemic Prevention Network” to jointly deal with large-scale disasters such as earthquakes. There is. He acknowledged, “I think the content of the doctrine is still valid. It must be cherished as a major direction for Japan in the future.”

Three principles of Fukuda Doctrine engraved on the monument

Japan is determined to be peaceful and not to become a military power, and from such a standpoint, it will contribute to the peace and prosperity of Southeast Asia and the world.

(Ii) Japan will build mutual trust with Southeast Asian countries as true friends in a wide range of fields such as politics, economy, society, and culture.

(3) From the standpoint of equal cooperators, Japan will actively cooperate with other like-minded foreign countries in the voluntary efforts to strengthen solidarity and resilience of ASEAN and its member countries, and Indochina. We will foster relationships based on mutual understanding with countries and contribute to the building of peace and prosperity throughout Southeast Asia.

 Fukuda Doctrine The basic principles of Japan’s new policy toward Southeast Asia announced in Manila by Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda, who visited the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries in August 1977. He showed ASEAN three principles, such as being peaceful and not becoming a military power. It is a pillar of Japan’s Southeast Asian policy.

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