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What’s in a name? For Shiga Prefecture, it’s a question of identity, and one that residents will have a formal opportunity to consider changing next month.

Shiga Gov. Taizo Mikazuki said Monday the prefecture will conduct a survey in June of 3,000 residents, asking them if they feel it necessary to change the name of the prefecture, partly to raise its profile as a destination for domestic tourism, which is booming in neighboring Kyoto.

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