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OSAKA Hikari Renaissance
【2010.12.15】

OSAKA Hikari Renaissance

 ""OSAKA Hikari Renaissance,"" an annual illumination festival being held this year for the eighth time, has been well established as a wintertime attraction in Osaka. Last year saw a record-breaking ...
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The 2nd SAKAI Peace Contribution Award Presentation Ceremony
【2010.12.15】

The 2nd SAKAI Peace Contribution Award Presentation Ceremony

 On October 28, Sakai City held the presentation ceremony of the 2nd SAKAI Peace Contribution Award. The Award was established in 2008, to be presented to an individual or organization engaging in act...
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Expanding as a world’s super cluster of advanced medical treatment
【2010.11.17】

Expanding as a world’s super cluster of advanced medical treatment

 It had been whole 12 years in October this year, since Kobe City launched on the advancement of the “Kobe Medical Industry Development Project” (photo), a project to concentrate the medical-related f...
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Megawatt-class solar power generation facility in Awaji Island
【2010.11.17】

Megawatt-class solar power generation facility in Awaji Island

 At the end of this November, Hyogo Prefecture will complete a megawatt-class solar power generation facility (photo) in cooperation with Awaji City. This facility, which will contribute to annual red...
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Producing 1,600 visual media works with Kobe as the location
【2010.10.20】

Producing 1,600 visual media works with Kobe as the location

 Kobe is in all respects an ideal place for filming, given its compact assembly of diversified landscapes and excellent traffic access to airport and railroads. Using this advantage, the Kobe Film Off...
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“Dotation of Nijo Castle repairing”
【2010.10.20】

“Dotation of Nijo Castle repairing”

 To preserve the former detached imperial palace Nijo Castle world heritage site, which is a common property of not only Japan but also the rest of the world, and to pass it on to future generations, ...
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The 1300th Anniversary of Nara Heijo-kyo Capital
【2010.09.15】

The 1300th Anniversary of Nara Heijo-kyo Capital

 The 1300th Anniversary of Nara Heijo-kyo Capital is being held across Nara Prefecture. The anniversary has gained momentum with over 2 million visitors coming to the main venue of the Heijo Palace si...
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Biwaichi Tourism Walking
【2010.09.15】

Biwaichi Tourism Walking

 Shiga Prefecture recognizes those who have walked around Lake Biwa as “Biwaichi Tourism Walkers”. If you can collect at least two stamps per block from all five blocks for a total of 20 stamp points,...
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Tottori Pear: Harvest time is around the corner.
【2010.08.18】

Tottori Pear: Harvest time is around the corner.

 Unlike European pears, Japanese pears are generally round in shape, like apples. Japanese pears can be roughly categorized into two types by skin color: “Akanashi (red pears),” which have a brown ski...
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2010: “Japan Year in Turkey” – Friendship between Japan and Turkey began in Wakayama.
【2010.08.18】

2010: “Japan Year in Turkey” – Friendship between Japan and Turkey began in Wakayama.

 On the stormy night of September 16, 1890, the Turkish warship “Ertugrul” stranded and sank off the coast of Kashinozaki in Kushimoto, Wakayama Prefecture, after being hit by typhoon winds and high w...
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