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CLAIR Reception

Sunday, July 21, 2019

5:00–6:00 pm

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile (540 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611)

Attire: Business casual

RSVP: or 212-246-5542

In association with the CSG Midwest Annual Conference, we are very happy to invite you to a reception honoring the U.S. state and Canadian provincial governments of the Midwest. It is Sunday, July 21st, at the Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, from 5 to 6 pm.

We represent your counterparts in Japan – all 47 prefectures and over 1,800 local governments. Our organisation, the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR), has been working to connect with sub-national governments all over the world since 1988. It is an essential mission of CLAIR that all of us are the true engines of the administration of society and where the real work is done on behalf of our respective citizens. It is in that spirit we seek to engage our counterparts in a discussion and exchange of ideas about how best to administer the services that we all provide. Our office in New York, which we call the Japan Local Government Center (JLGC), covers both the United States and Canada. We believe that all of us have something to learn from and to something to teach each other in order to create the best possible environment for our residents.

We work with all the major organisations of governments in the United States and Canada on a regular basis to strengthen this bond we have as governments. This year we want to reach out specifically to the heartland and are excited to do so. So, we want to encourage you to bring all your state and/or provincial members attending the conference to our reception, where you will have the opportunity to meet not only representatives of Japan’s governments but also Japanese companies that are in your own backyards. Moreover, if you would announce this to all your colleagues in your respective states/provinces, who may be attending the conference, then we should be so appreciative.

We should be so grateful if you and your colleagues would let us know if you will be able to attend.

RSVP: or 212-246-5542

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Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Alumni Association of Chicago
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