Shiga History May–August 2020

Chronology of Shiga Prefecture’s major news headlines for May–August 2020 (according to the year, month, day). Originally posted on Twitter under Shiga Headlines by Philbert Ono. Twitter posts are limited to 280 English characters including spaces and links (shortened by Twitter). Dates and times below are based on GMT, not Japan time. May 5, 2020: On April 30, private high school male teacher (55 阪本和仁) arrested for DUI after hitting a car on a National Route 1 in Kusatsu. May 5, 2020: Royal Oak Resort operating Royal Oak Hotel Spa & Gardens in Otsu has become the 1st company in Shiga to

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Shiga History January–April 2020

Chronology of Shiga Prefecture’s major news headlines for January–April 2020 (according to the year, month, day). Originally posted on Twitter under Shiga Headlines by Philbert Ono. Twitter posts are limited to 280 English characters including spaces and links (shortened by Twitter). Dates and times below are based on GMT, not Japan time. Jan 31, 2020: Congrats to Olympic sprinter Kiryu Yoshihide who got married on Jan. 1, 2020. His wife is slightly older and a sports nutritionist. He’s reportedly refraining from having kids until after the Olympics are over. Jan 31, 2020: Otsu has a new mayor, Sato Kenji, elected on Jan.

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Shiga History September–December 2019

Chronology of Shiga Prefecture’s major news headlines for September–December 2019 (according to the year, month, day). Originally posted on Twitter under Shiga Headlines by Philbert Ono. Twitter posts are limited to 280 English characters including spaces and links (shortened by Twitter). Dates and times below are based on GMT, not Japan time. Sep 23, 2019: On Aug. 22, 2019, all 19 local BOE in Shiga met in Otsu to discuss how to improve the scholastic achievement test scores of Shiga’s 6th graders & 3rd-year jr high kids scoring below the nat’l average. Jr high English listening skill is one area needing improvement.

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Shiga History May–August 2019

Chronology of Shiga Prefecture’s major news headlines for May–August 2019 (according to the year, month, day). Originally posted on Twitter under Shiga Headlines by Philbert Ono. Twitter posts are limited to 280 English characters including spaces and links (shortened by Twitter). Dates and times below are based on GMT, not Japan time. May 9, 2019: In Nagahama, 7 people who ate chicken at Ryoma Shamonojo restaurant on April 19, 2019 suffered from food poisoning caused by the Campylobacter bacteria. Shamonoji was ordered to close for three days from April 30. #龍馬軍鶏農場長浜店 May 9, 2019: On April 25, 2019 in Hino, two jr.

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Shiga History January–April 2019

Chronology of Shiga Prefecture’s major news headlines for January–April 2019 (according to the year, month, day, and time posted at GMT). Originally posted on Twitter under Shiga Headlines by Philbert Ono. Twitter posts are limited to 280 English characters including spaces and links (shortened by Twitter). Dates and times below are based on GMT, not Japan time. 2019-01-01 00:53:59 Happy New Year 2019! Hope we see more good news than bad this new year. https://t.co/vhpHzDmoRE 2019-01-05 07:32:58 CNN Travel has included Saimyoji Temple in Kora, Shiga as one of the “36 of Japan’s most stunning places.” #西明寺 #甲良町 https://t.co/NK6JCZMtdZ 2019-01-28 04:02:23 Higashi-Omi has

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Shiga Prefecture in 2018

A year in review of the top 2018 news headlines in Shiga Prefecture compiled from Shiga Headlines (Twitter). Major construction continues in front of JR Nagahama Station (east side). They are building a pedestrian deck. pic.twitter.com/XiA6SeEgYy — Shiga Headlines (@ShigaHeadlines) January 18, 2018 For 5 years in a row in 2017, more people moved out of Shiga than those who moved in. Cities in southern Shiga, especially Kusatsu (+690), Moriyama (+369), and Otsu (+238) saw gains, while Higashi-Omi (-497), Nagahama (-427), Konan (-408), & Takashima (-361) saw losses. — Shiga Headlines (@ShigaHeadlines) February 2, 2018 From fall 2018, Shiga will

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Shiga History September–December 2018

Chronology of Shiga Prefecture’s major news headlines for September–December 2018 (according to the year, month, day, and time posted at GMT). Originally posted on Twitter under Shiga Headlines by Philbert Ono. Twitter posts are limited to 280 English characters including spaces and links (shortened by Twitter). Dates and times below are based on GMT, not Japan time. 2018-09-04 03:51:10 Typhoon No. 21 (Jebi) will reach Shiga and the Kinki Region this afternoon peaking at 3 pm to 6 pm with heavy rains and winds. Train services have been suspended. Current status of JR train lines here: https://t.co/Q9oRi30kOt 2018-09-04 15:08:29 In Shiga, Typhoon

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Shiga History May–August 2018

Chronology of Shiga Prefecture’s major news headlines for May–August 2018 (according to the year, month, day, and time posted at GMT). Originally posted on Twitter under Shiga Headlines by Philbert Ono. Twitter posts are limited to 280 English characters including spaces and links (shortened by Twitter). Dates and times below are based on GMT, not Japan time. 2018-05-02 20:04:00 Excellent cheese cake at Cafe & Bar Tonarimachi Parlor (#隣町パーラー) next to JR Maibara Station (West exit). Also great for breakfast or a nightcap for guests staying at Toyoko Inn next door. Nice interior design with lots of wood.  2018-05-09 00:16:03

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