We are PolicyGarage, a public policy innovation network.
Hand in hand with Japanese local municipalities and citizens, PolicyGarage designs effective, human-centered policies, shares the joy of creating a better society, and expands the circle of the like-minded across Japan. Our partners include Hokkaido Government, Izumi City of Kagoshima Prefecture, Okinawa Public Health Association, and Graduate School of Public Policy of the University of Tokyo.
PolicyGarage provides all of those who aspire to build a better society with a place to gain knowledge, put it into practice, and forge partnerships.
People with various backgrounds have joined PolicyGarage, seeking for new ideas, opportunities to take up challenges, and a trusted circle of professionals. With the main members being local government officials who are making strenuous efforts on the front lines, central government officials, public-minded people in the private sector and academia, students, NPOs, and local citizens join the circle, bringing about unexpected ideas and achievements.
We apply behavioral sciences, design thinking, and evidence-based policy making to address policy issues.
The diverse members of PolicyGarage team up with the people of local governments who are on the front lines and find solutions together.
Behavioral Science Team｜Government officer
Organization Management Team | Local Government Officer / Yokohama City Behavior Design Team Deputy Representative
Behavioral Science Team ｜ K-three Inc. Director / GovTech Business Manager
We have many messages
In the online training for staff members held in February this year, we heard comments from staff members who took the course that they wanted to learn more about it and be able to put it into practice.
Newsletter and Online Community
You are welcome to subscribe to PolicyGarage Newsletter, which will send out information on upcoming events, the latest articles, and other new activities of PlociGarage on a regular basis. You can also join our Facebook group, where you can exchange information and expand your network as a member of the PolicyGarage community.