Unveiling a new song monument at Kyoto University.

Kyoto University’s Biwako Shuko no Uta 100th anniversary celebration

京都大学「琵琶湖周航の歌」誕生百周年記念事業の報告 After the epic 100th anniversary celebration of Biwako Shuko no Uta in Shiga with a Lake Biwa rowing trip and concert in…

Biwako Shuko no Uta 100th Anniversary

June 2017 was the 100th anniversary of Biwako Shuko no Uta (琵琶湖周航の歌 aka Lake Biwa Rowing Song), Shiga’s most famous song and one…

Olympic athletes from Shiga Prefecture in Rio de Janeiro

がんばれ!ニッポン! Updated: Aug. 20, 2016 The Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in Brazil will be held on August 5–21, 2016 (Paralympics on Sept. 7–18). Out of…

Hiko-nyan at Tokyo Marathon 2013

I saw these two runners wearing a Hiko-nyan cap near the finish line at Tokyo Big Sight today, Feb. 24, 2013. The man…

Miki Ito wins World Cup dual moguls

Congratulations to Miki Ito who won the World Cup dual moguls event today (Feb. 24, 2013) in Inawashiro, Fukushima. She is from Hino,…

Nionoumi, sumo wrestler from Shiga Prefecture

Went to see sumo on January 25, 2013, the 13th day of the New Year’s sumo tournament at the Kokugikan sumo arena in…

London Olympic medalists from Shiga Prefecture

Big congratulations to Shiga-native and Shiga-based Olympians who won medals at the London 2012 Olympics. They include Olympians who made history as being…

London Olympians from Shiga Prefecture

がんばれ!ニッポン! The London Summer Olympics will be held from July 27 to Aug. 12, 2012. Although most people in Japan will focus on…
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