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JLGC Seminar 2018 Northern Powerhouse on Track: Lessons From Japan's Rail

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University of Sheffield

Inox, Level 5, Students' Union Building

Durham Road

Sheffield

S10 2TG

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This April Transport for the North will become England’s first statutory Sub-National Transport Body, followed by the first ever metro mayoral elections for the Sheffield City Region in May. Taken together with plans for HS2, these developments are key to the UK Government’s devolution and economic growth agenda, but what lessons can be learnt for the Northern Powerhouse from Japan’s regional connectivity?

Local government in Japan has a long history of implementing local measures to make regions more attractive, while the new city regions are a more recent development in English devolution. Kindly hosted by the University of Sheffield School of East Asian Studies (SEAS), join us to discuss and learn more about Japan’s systems for regional vitalization and decentralization, and what these could mean for future policy in the UK.

Speakers include:

  • Embassy of Japan in the UK
  • East Japan Railway Company (JR East)
  • IPPR North
  • Northern Powerhouse Partnership
  • Nexus Tyne and Wear

Registration from 13.00 and followed by a networking reception (until 17.30).

For further enquiries, contact 020 7839 8500 or mailbox@jlgc.org.uk.

Keywords: devolution, city regions, high speed rail, Japan, Northern Powerhouse, metro mayors

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