migakiba – Local SDGs Leadership Program


The Local SDGs Leadership Program ‘migakiba’ is a hands-on programme organised by the Ministry of the Environment that aims to envision and manifest future circular societies through dialogical exploration of regional resources and cultures. Re:public has assumed the planning and management of the project for four years, spanning from FY2020 to FY2023. To date, 469 participants from 125 teams with diverse expertise and backgrounds, both from Japan and abroad, have participated in the programme, engaging in research and project design in 19 regions across the country.

In the final year (FY2023), the programme was carried out in tow regions: Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture, and Osaki Town, Soo District, Kagoshima Prefecture. A total of 50 participants in 15 teams from all over Japan delved into the exploration of sustainable regional models and ways of relating to/ engaging with the region through lectures, fieldwork, and workshops. Throughout, participants worked to refine their project proposals with a view to realising them in a tangible way.

Through continuous dialogue between participants and local practitioners engaged in pioneering initiatives in the regions; interaction between participants from diverse backgrounds; and collaborative project creation, the circle of networks connecting regions and people continues to spread.


  • Hosted by
    Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan.
  • Direction
  • Host Regions 2020-2021
    Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture
    Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture
    Kashiba City, Nara Prefecture
    Yamaguchi City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
    Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture
  • Host Regions 2021-2022
    Nayoro city, Hokkaido Prefecture
    Gojome Town, Minami-Akita District, Akita Prefecture
    Oarai-cho, Higashi-Ibaraki District, Ibaraki Prefecture
    Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture (Osakishita Island)
    Ozu City, Ehime Prefecture
  • Host Regions 2022-2023
    Atsuma Town, Yufutsu District, Hokkaido Prefecture
    Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture
    Kitakaruizawa, Naganohara Town, Gunma Prefecture
    Inami, Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture
    Keihoku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
    Mitoyo City, Kagawa Prefecture
    Uruma City, Okinawa Prefecture
  • Host Regions 2023-2024
    Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture
    Osaki Town, Soo District, Kagoshima Prefecture


migakiba2023-2024 Final Presentations

On the 10th of March 2024, we held the Final Presentations of migakiba 2023-2024, where representative teams from each area presented their projects and reflected on the process of the approximately 90-day programme.

Final Presentations Talk Session Report - Reflections and future visions of migakiba

The Local SDGs Leadership Program migakiba, conducted over four terms, reached its final year this yearas a project hosted and implemented by the Ministry of the Environment. This report outlines the significance of migakiba in retrospect and its future possibilities that were explored in the talk session.