Tokushima town becomes global draw with zero-waste strategy

Feb 23, 2017

Tokushima town becomes global draw with zero-waste strategy

A small town in western Japan has been attracting foreign visitors after its efforts to reduce waste to zero by 2020 have become widely known via YouTube. The documentary video, titled “How This Town Produces No Trash,” with English narration and captions, explains how ...

Tokushima anime posters boost city's donation yield

Feb 6, 2017

Tokushima anime posters boost city's donation yield

The city of Tokushima has attracted a record amount of donations after it added anime posters to the list of goods handed out when people contribute to the furusato nozei (hometown tax deduction) system. The posters, made every year since 2009 by local anime ...

Consumer Affairs Agency tests the water for moving HQ to Tokushima

Jul 4, 2016

Consumer Affairs Agency tests the water for moving HQ to Tokushima

The Consumer Affairs Agency started trial operations Monday in Tokushima Prefecture to identify possible problems concerning its proposed relocation from Tokyo. Agency chief Kumiko Bando and some 40 officials from all nine divisions in the agency will stay in the prefecture until July 29, ...

Tokyo bureaucrats trial working from Tokushima Prefecture

Mar 14, 2016

Tokyo bureaucrats trial working from Tokushima Prefecture

Senior officials of the Consumer Affairs Agency are carrying out a trial in which they are working remotely from a facility in Tokushima Prefecture. The test, which began Monday in Kamiyama, Tokushima Prefecture, is part of Tokyo’s efforts to decentralize some of its functions, ...