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The joys of being a Liverpool Councillor

        Visitors to Penny Lane from Jinan (China) and Kumamoto (Japan) I strongly suspect that I would have become a Lib Dem councillor wherever I had chosen to live. Whether I would have stuck it for 32 years (and counting) … Continue reading

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In Praise of…… Kumamoto City

Three months ago I hadn’t heard of Kumamoto City. It’s a city of approximately 750,000 people in the South East of Japan and I visited it last week as part of my study tour of Japan organised by CLAIR the … Continue reading

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Impressions of Japan II

I have now been in Japan for 5 days and am beginning to formulate my thoughts about what I have seen and what I have learnt. Firstly I would say that if the Japanese Local Government Centre offer you the … Continue reading

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Japan Here I Come

The Lord Mayor of Liverpool with guests from Hamamatsu in Japan and their mascot! Last Monday it was my pleasure to welcome some visitors from Japan to Liverpool. They were looking at the links between culture and regeneration. They were … Continue reading

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