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45 World Cities Collaborate on Sustainable Future in Tokyo

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Tokyo, Japan - A joint communiqué was issued by leaders from 45 cities across five continents following the SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024 City Leaders Program

In this document, the parties pledge enhanced cooperation to address urban challenges and realize a sustainable future. 

The three-day conference, an initiative of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), was designed to facilitate the sharing of solutions and the confirmation of plans for inter-city collaboration projects that leverage startup technologies. 

The communiqué delineated three principal objectives: establishing inclusive and just societies, building secure and resilient urban environments, and implementing environmental measures.

The cities of Accra, Berlin, Bangkok, Buenos Aires, Dubai, and Los Angeles participated in the conference, with some leaders joining remotely via video message. 

Subsequently, follow-up actions have already commenced between the TMG and Tokyo-based startups under the SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024 banner.

"We will collaborate with cities worldwide to address shared urban challenges and continue to develop this network for further collaboration," stated Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko. 

The TMG is currently collaborating with Tokyo-based startups under the SusHi Tech banner.

These endeavors will continue with the convening of a working-level huddle in the near future, followed by a leaders' meeting in 2026.