Tag - shiga-prefecture



Japan Times
Mar 23, 2019
Otsu turns to AI in bid to help teachers detect signs of school bullying
The city of Otsu will begin next month the country's first attempt to use artificial intelligence to help teachers detect signs of serious school bullying.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 20, 2019
Japan's Supreme Court gives approval for retrial of former nurse who served prison term over 2003 murder
The top court has given its approval for the retrial of a nurse who was convicted of murdering a 72-year-old male patient at a hospital in Shiga Prefecture and has already served a prison term.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 8, 2019
Japanese ex-policeman gets 22 years for fatally shooting boss in Shiga
A 20-year-old former policeman was sentenced Friday to 22 years in prison for shooting his boss to death at a police box in Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, last April.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / Food Sustainability in Japan
Jun 23, 2018
Is farming in Japan on its last legs?
With a declining agricultural workforce, there are concerns about how Japan will tackle food self-sufficiency and maintain its landscapes, cultural heritage and vitality of its countryside villages.
Japan Times
Feb 18, 2018
Midori Farm: Finding earthy solutions in rural Shiga
Nonprofit turns neglected land into productive farmland and brings together foreign volunteers and local people.
Japan Times
Sep 29, 2015
'Signs of Life: The Works Originated in Shiga'
Oct. 3-Nov. 23
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JAPAN / Politics
Aug 26, 2015
Lawmaker Takaya Muto denies involvement in stock fraud, says he won't resign
Embattled Lower House lawmaker Takaya Muto on Wednesday dismissed an allegation that he was involved in investment fraud and said he had no plans to resign from the Diet.
Japan Times
Apr 28, 2015
Shiga Prefecture mulls name change to draw more visitors
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.
Japan Times
Dec 6, 2013
Writer inducted into intricacies of country life shares her story
Home for Rebecca Otowa is a 350-year-old farmhouse nestled on the edge of a tiny village in Shiga Prefecture, where generations of her husband's family have lived. It is a lifestyle she has grown to cherish since arriving in rural Kansai as a bride more than 30 years ago.
May 15, 2011
Utility and opponents lock horns over planned N-plant
With the May 10 announcement by Prime Minister Naoto Kan of a fundamental review of nuclear power generation in Japan, the fate of 14 planned new reactors was necessarily thrown into doubt. However, neither ongoing events in Fukushima, nor news of the review, have changed the stance of the nation's electricity...


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan