WHAT'S UP Email Newsletter

In order to let the world know about the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's pioneering policies and initiatives, as well as the attractions of Tokyo including its nature and culture, we are regularly issuing and sending an English newsletter to some 70 leading cities overseas and all of the embassies and representative offices in Tokyo.
Through this newsletter, we actively send out information to the world about how Tokyo envisions itself to be and what it is doing to help find solutions to issues facing cities. This will heighten Tokyo's profile in the international community, foster understanding of our city, help bolster our international competitiveness and raise our presence as a city. We will also have this effort lead to more collaborative intercity initiatives to solve the climate crisis and other global-scale issues.

"WHAT'S UP" Email Newsletter

Feb 16, 2024
WHAT'S UP vol. 43

International meeting held for city officials! / Tokyo Ambassadors Night held for embassies and representative offices in Tokyo

Dec 14, 2023
WHAT'S UP vol. 42

International meeting for city officials to be held! / Launch of Tokyo Innovation Base, the base for startup support

Nov 8, 2023
WHAT'S UP vol. 41

SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024 – Asia’s Largest Innovation Event! / Upcoming international conference on the social implementation of hydrogen energy by 2030

Oct 6, 2023
WHAT'S UP vol. 40

G-NETS Working Groups Plenary Meeting held / TIME TO ACT FORUM 2023 Energy Decarbonization

Sep 7, 2023
WHAT'S UP vol. 39

Experiencing immersive media art in Yurakucho / Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony 2023 to be held

Aug 1, 2023
WHAT'S UP vol. 38

Governor Koike Yuriko participates in the Urban 20 Mayors Summit / the TMG will be holding SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024

July 3, 2023
WHAT'S UP vol. 37

Viva Tech 2023 in Paris (June 14-17) / Tokyo Tokyo Delicious Museum (May 19-21)

June 5, 2023
WHAT'S UP vol. 36

COVID-19 downgraded to a Class 5 infectious disease, G-NETS 2023-2024 meetings

April 28, 2023
WHAT'S UP vol. 35

2023 Tokyo Networking Night with the Islamic Missions / Green Finance / etc.

March 29, 2023
WHAT'S UP vol. 34

SusHi Tech Tokyo: G-NETS and City-Tech.Tokyo were held / Online release of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's disaster preparedness measures: Presenting the world with measures utilizing advanced technologies / etc.

February 22, 2023
WHAT'S UP vol.33

SusHi Tech Tokyo: G-NETS and City-Tech.Tokyo to start / New Video of Tokyo's Hidden Charms: "TOKYO TREASURE ISLANDS"

January 30, 2023
WHAT'S UP vol.32

SusHi Tech TOKYO / Tokyo Ambassadors Night / etc.

December 27, 2022
WHAT'S UP vol.31

G-NETS Senior Officials Meeting / New systems concerning solar PV systems, heat insulation and energy-saving performances that target newly built homes and other buildings to be launched / Tokyo-London Financial Seminar / etc.

November 24, 2022
WHAT'S UP vol.30

G-NETS Senior Officials Meeting / Rediscover Tokyo / etc.

October 24, 2022
WHAT'S UP vol.29

Tokyo-London Green Finance Seminar 2022 / Hydrogen Forum 2022 / etc.

September 30, 2022
WHAT'S UP vol.28

Global City Network for Sustainability (G-NETS) / Master Plan for the Environment / etc.

August 28, 2022
WHAT'S UP vol.27

Disaster Preparedness / Release of the Hyper Edohaku Smartphone Game App / etc.

July 29, 2022
WHAT'S UP vol.26

Tokyo 2020 One Year Anniversary / Policy for Promotion of the Global City Strategy / Power conservation / etc.

June 30, 2022
WHAT'S UP vol.25

Toward establishment of a program to make installation of solar power generation equipment mandatory for designated new construction / TOKYO City-Tech Event Information / etc.

May 31, 2022
WHAT'S UP vol.24

TMG movement to promote electricity conservation in Tokyo / Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center /etc.

April 28, 2022
WHAT'S UP vol.23


March 29, 2022
WHAT'S UP vol.22

Tokyo Tokyo Old meets New / Tokyo-London Financial Seminar 2022 / etc.

March 4, 2022
WHAT'S UP vol.21

Introduction of Tokyo Governor Koike's Video Message on International Women's Day

February 18, 2022
WHAT'S UP vol.20

Governor Koike's participation in the UK House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee meeting / Press conference at the FCCJ / etc.

January 24, 2022
WHAT'S UP vol.19

Tokyo 2020 Games legacy / Introduction of initiatives to achieve Global Financial City: Tokyo

December 23, 2021
WHAT'S UP vol.18

Tokyo 2020 Games Legacy

December 17, 2021
WHAT'S UP vol.17

Governor Koike's participation in a WHO webinar on the infectious hazards foresight initiative / Global Partners Seminar report / etc.

November 22, 2021
WHAT'S UP vol.16

CNN article "The Green City of the Future" from the Sustainable Recovery: Defining the Future of Tokyo series. / Formulation of "Global Financial City: Tokyo" Vision 2.0: Realizing a Sustainable Recovery to Become a Global Financial City Leading the World / etc.

October 22, 2021
WHAT'S UP Vol.15

TIME TO ACT Climate Action Forum report / "Autumn is for the Arts" / etc.

October 6, 2021
WHAT'S UP Vol.14

Effects of the Tokyo 2020 Games on mobility

September 27, 2021
WHAT'S UP Vol.13

Tokyo 2020 Games related information / Message issued by Governor Koike and the mayors of Paris and Los Angeles following the conclusion of the Tokyo 2020 Games

September 15, 2021
WHAT'S UP Vol.12

Tokyo 2020 Games Wrap-up

August 31, 2021
WHAT'S UP Vol.11

Tokyo 2020 Games related information / Disaster Preparedness Day / Crowd congestion visualization at Ueno Zoo / etc.

August 17, 2021
WHAT'S UP Vol.10

Sustainable Recovery Tokyo Forum's Tokyo Declaration / Tokyo 2020 Games related information / etc.

July 30, 2021

Announcement of Sustainable Recovery Tokyo Forum / Tokyo 2020 Games related information / etc.

July 16, 2021

Tokyo 2020 Games related information / etc.

July 2, 2021

Restricting the movement of people during the Tokyo 2020 Games

June 23, 2021

Governor's video message at the Pritzker Forum on Global Cities / Tokyo 2020 Games related information / etc.

May 21, 2021

New media platform "TOKYO UPDATES"

April 30, 2021

Governor's message at the WEF's Global Technology Governance Summit / Zero Emission Tokyo Strategy 2020 Update & Report / etc.

March 30, 2021

Governor attends the Zero Carbon City International Forum / Introduction of a climate change adaptation measure / etc.

March 2, 2021

Time to Act kick-off meeting report / Announcement of Circular Innovation Forum online seminar / etc.

February 5, 2021

Announcement of Time to Act kick-off meeting / Governor speaks at the WEF's Davos Agend