Tokushima town becomes global draw with zero-waste strategy

National 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 the ...

Tokyo bureaucrats trial working from Tokushima Prefecture

National 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, spreading ...

National Jan 14, 2016

Government eyes transfer of two agencies' functions to prefectures

Some functions within the Cultural Affairs Agency and Consumer Affairs Agency could be relocated to Kyoto and Tokushima prefectures, respectively, under a government plan to be finalized in March, sources said. Officials representing both agencies and local governments will discuss details later this month, including ...