The Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) was established in July 1988 in response to rising concern for local-level internationalization in Japan. CLAIR was created as a joint organization of local governments to promote and provide support for local internationalization.
CLAIR’s headquarters is located in Tokyo with seven overseas offices set up in Singapore, New York, London, Paris, Seoul, Sydney and Beijing.
CLAIR Singapore was set up in October 1990 and we conducts activities in the 10 ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam), India, and Sri Lanka.
Our Main Activities
- Promote local level exchange between Japan and ASEAN countries as well as India and Sri Lanka.
- Support Japanese local governments’ activities in ASEAN countries, India, and Sri Lanka.
- Conduct research on local administration and finance systems as well as the various policies in ASEAN countries, India, and Sri Lanka.
- Introduce Japan’s local administration and finance systems as well as its various policies to ASEAN countries, India, and Sri Lanka.
CLAIR Singapore is comprised of 25 staff altogether with 19 Japanese and 6 local staff.
|Executive Director||1 (Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications)|
|Deputy Executive Director||1 (Kyoto)|
|Senior Deputy Director||1 (Hyogo)|
|Deputy Directors||14 (Adachi City(Tokyo), Gunma, Hiroshima, Ichinomiya City(Aichi), Ikeda Town(Hokkaido), Kagoshima, Kagoshima City, Matsue City, Miyazaki, Niigata, Oyama City(Tochigi), Saitama, Tokyo, Toyohashi City(Aichi))|
|Divisional Directors||2 (Nagano, Kumamoto)|
|Executive Director||AMARI Kazunori||Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications|
|Deputy Executive Director||WATANABE Mika||Kyoto Prefecture|
|Senior Deputy Director||IKEGAMI Takahisa||Hyogo Prefecture|
|Deputy Director||IMAI Hidetoshi||Ikeda Town|
|Deputy Director||KOHARA Kazuaki||Saitama Prefecture|
|Deputy Director||SATO Fumiaki||Matsue City|
|Deputy Director||TANABE Yu||Oyama City|
|Deputy Director||UTSUGI Nobukazu||Gunma Prefecture|
|Deputy Director||INOUE Kazuya||Miyazaki Prefecture|
|Deputy Director||SHIRAI Machiko||Hiroshima Prefecture|
|Deputy Director||YOSHIOKA Erina||Tokyo Metropolice|
|Deputy Director||USUDA Ikumi||Niigata Prefecture|
|Deputy Director||MOTEGI Yohei||Adachi City|
|Deputy Director||OZAKI Fumihiko||Toyohashi City|
|Deputy Director||SHIMIZU Kenta||Ichinomiya City|
|Deputy Director||TANAKA Kota||Kagoshima Prefecture|
|Deputy Director||FUJII Akihiro||Kagoshima City|
|Director, Nagano Division||WATANABE Mamoru||Nagano Prefecture|
|Director, Kumamoto Division||YOSHIDA Hiroyuki||Kumamoto Prefecture|
|Senior Researcher||CHUA Hwee Teng||–|
|Senior Researcher||SIAU Min Yang||–|