The news about Shiga which I present here are gleaned from various Japanese sources. When I’m in Shiga, I always try to watch NHK TV news at 6:10 pm on weekdays which is when the local station in Otsu broadcasts Shiga news. I also check for Shiga news online issued by major newspapers like Asahi Shimbun, Kyoto Shimbun, and Chunichi Shimbun. (I’m bilingual enough to read a Japanese newspaper.)
I wish I could add the link to the original Japanese news article for my news entries, but those links usually disappear after a month or so. (In the case of NHK, it disappears the next day.)
Here are a few links to Shiga news online in Japanese:
NHK TV Shiga
(The news changes daily.)
Asahi Shimbun Shiga news
Chunichi Shimbun Shiga news
Update: Since July 2013, news about Shiga are now mainly presented by Shiga Headlines on Twitter.