Policy for Promotion of the Global City Strategy
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government aims to build upon the legacy of the Tokyo 2020 Games and have Tokyo become the world's city of choice--a city that can pick up on and agilely respond to global trends such as digital transformation, the shift to zero carbon, and heightening awareness of social inclusion. Initiatives to raise Tokyo's international presence are essential to achieving this goal. Policy for government-wide implementation of such initiatives was compiled in June 2022 as Policy for Promotion of the Global City Strategy.
Tokyo is engaged in a wide range of sports, cultural and environment- related exchanges with its 12 sister and friendship city/states . Going forward, Tokyo will advance its city-to-city diplomacy beyond the framework of current friendship cities and strategically select cities with which to build cooperative relationships.
Multilateral City Diplomacy
Tokyo is advancing practical cooperation projects among cities of the world.This will contribute to resolving challenges faced by the major cities of the world and promote collaboration and exchange among them.
Cooperation with Embassies and Representative Offices in Tokyo
In Tokyo there are currently about 160 embassies and representative offices of countries and regions around the world. The Tokyo government engages in various activities to build ties and strengthen relationships with them.
"WHAT'S UP" Email Newsletter
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government regularly issues an English email newsletter, which is sent to major cities abroad and embassies and representative offices in Tokyo, to widely introduce Tokyo's advanced policies and initiatives, as well as the city's natural and cultural attractions, to people around the world.