As part of the Global ThinkNet Fellows Program
, a study group consisting of young Japanese scholars and thinktank reseachers participated in a workshop and study tour in San Francisco under the auspices of the Public Policy Institute of California
. The workshop discussions focused on “globalization and local government” and were based on presentations given by both the Japanese participants and the PPIC researchers. The Japanese participants visited Silicon Valley to learn about the area’s NPO activities and local government, and took part in a series of meetings with Silicon Valley Network and the San Mateo County Government, among others. The discussion results were incorporated into the project’s final report, available in both Japanese and English.