07/25/2015

Crisis Management Center to get operational in January 2016

The cornerstone-laying ceremony for the Shiga Prefecture Crisis Management Center was held on July 15. The Center, which had been constructed recently, will become operational in January 2016 after installing the equipment and the wireless-activated disaster warning system. The Shiga...

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05/10/2015

Otsu City to bear the cost of renovating the exterior of JR Otsu Station

The City of Otsu has signed an Memorandum of Understanding with JR West on May 8 to share the cost of renovating the exterior of JR Otsu Station, starting to rehabilitate the timeworn station itself and its surrounding area. Mayor...

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12/07/2014

Physical Strength and Athletic Ability Test: Shiga's middle school children exceed national average

This year's Physical Strength and Athletic Ability Test, an annual nation-wide test in which primary school children in the fifth grade and middle school children in the second year take part, demonstrates favorable results for Shiga Prefecture, due to the...

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07/05/2014

Election: 1.12 million voters registered in Shiga

The Shiga Election Administration Commission announced that Shiga has 1.12 million registered voters as of June 25, which has increased by 13,493 since 2010 when the last gubernatorial election was held. The number of male voters are 547,169, having increased...

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06/29/2014

Shiga-produced beef to be exported to the Philippines

Shiga-produced beef called "Omi beef" will be exported to the Philippines from June 23. This island country in Southeast Asia will be the fourth destination for the Shiga Meat Center, a processing facility dealing with Shiga-produced beef, to export Omi...

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05/10/2014

Cool Biz Campaign has begun at Pref. Goverment

"Cool Biz" is an energy saving campaign, which encourages office workers to wear outfits appropriate for the office yet cool enough to endure the summer heat. On May 1, the Shiga Prefectural Government began the campaign, and most of the...

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04/27/2014

Shiga's rice has been adopted by Cathay Pacific Airlines

Mizukagami, a new breed of rice developed in Shiga, has been adopted by Cathay Pacific Airlines and All Nippon Airways as in-flight meals for some of their international flights, and 300 servings per day have been provided for first class...

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04/20/2014

Shiga became a member of Water and Environment Solution Hub

The Shiga Prefectural Government (SPG) announced on March 31 that it had been registered as a member of the Water and Environment Solution Hub (WES Hub), a nationwide alliance which consists of local governments to internationally promote Japan's technologies and...

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04/18/2014

A Shiga-based stationary manufacturer to start accepting factory tours

Kokuyo Product Shiga Co., Ltd., a stationary manufacturer known for producing the Campus notebook, a nationwide bestseller brand, announced that it will start accepting tours at its factory in Aisho Town. Although the Shiga-based company has been accepting tours only...

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04/06/2014

200 thousand rape blossoms are out at a German themed park in Hino

200 thousand rape blossoms are out at Buruume no Oka, a German themed agricultural park in Hino, Shiga, heralding the coming of spring. The flowers will be in full bloom until the middle of April. The admission fee is 800...

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