06/11/2017

Shiga Prefectural Government is struggling to grow out of being an "exploiter."

Shiga Prefectural Government has unveiled that its 10 employees were engaged in more than 1,000-hour overtime work in FY 2016. Although the number has been reduced by half compared to the previous year which recorded 20 employees, chronic overtime work...

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05/04/2017

Prefectural Government started this year's "Summer Eco-Style" campaign

"Summer Eco-Style," a Prefectural Government's campaign encouraging its employees to work in business casual attire, started on May 1. The prefecture's employees, wearing neither jackets nor ties, could be seen at the Prefectural Government building complex on the first day....

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04/16/2017

Discussion to make Lake Biwa Day a holiday was heated

The Shiga Strategic Meeting between Governor and Mayors, where Governor Mikazuki and the heads of municipalities are expected to exchange their views with each other, was held at Nagahama City Office on April 11. One of the topics discussed was...

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03/05/2017

JETRO is to open a new domestic branch office in Hikone in July

JETRO, or the Japan External Trade Organization, has unveiled that it is going to open a domestic branch office in Hikone, Shiga, in July. The Shiga Prefectural Government was officially notified of the plan on March 2. With four staff...

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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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